10 Outrageously Expensive Fast Foods You Can’t Afford
If you have expensive tastes but love fast food, then this list is for you. Some of the expensive fast foods do use flakes with edible gold leaf to make it extra expensive, but that’s just cheating. So, take a look at our 10 Outrageously Expensive Fast Foods.
10. $120 Prime Cheesesteak
The most expensive cheesesteak on the market will cost you a whopping $120 dollars. Surely, if a cheesesteak is this expensive then it must be worth it. Right? Let’s take a look at why there is a $120 dollar price tag on this Philly classic. You can find this cheesy steak sandwich at Philadelphia’s Barclay Prime restaurant which is known as one of the best steakhouses in all of America. They introduced this cheesesteak in 2004 and surprisingly it’s one of the most popular menu items that’s ordered on a regular basis. I mean, if you are going to Barclay Prime, you are probably going for this cheesesteak and are prepared to spend over $100 dollars on your meal. However, be sure to give the restaurant at least 24 hours notice otherwise you just might be out of luck! The top-notch sandwich is made with Japanese wagyu New York strip and rib-eye, caramelized onion, shaved truffle, and small nuggets of foie gras, then it’s delicately topped off with a truffle-flecked mornay sauce and placed inside a freshly baked sesame roll. Now that’s a mouth full and you’re going to need to wash it down with something, so it’s also served with a glass of Perrier-Jouet champagne.
9. $100 Nachos
These are not your average nachos but you probably figured that out by the price tag. Usually, nachos come cheesy, loaded with beef or chicken, with salsa, sour cream and guac on the side for dipping. Not these bad boys. These gourmet nachos come fully loaded with Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, queso made with Saint-André cheese, and an ounce of Petrossian caviar. But that’s not all, we did say fully loaded and we meant it. It’s all topped off with fire-roasted corn, avocado, pico de gallo, and lime crema. And what would nachos be without dipping sauce? You get a mountainside of sour cream, salsa, and guacamole to go with it! These might not be the cheapest nachos but they sure sound like the tastiest nachos money can buy.
8. $95 to over $200 Mac and Cheese
In Santa Monica, California there is a delightful and popular French restaurant. They offer a variety of dishes and French cuisine but they specialize in seasonal entrees. Additionally, they have been rated the number one restaurant in Los Angeles and they have won two Michelin Star Awards! That goes to show how delicious this macaroni and cheese must be. For $95 dollars you can get a bowl of this mac and cheese, but only from October to December. The reason why is because the main ingredient is only in season during these months, and that ingredient is white truffle. So if you are feeling like you need to feed your expensive taste but don’t want to get carried away, then you can opt for the $95 dollar mac and cheese. However, if you are feeling like a big spender and want to really splurge, then there is a bigger, and possibly even better, mac and cheese on the market. This mac and cheese will cost you over $200 dollars and it’s called the Lobster Truffle Mac and Cheese. Why this is so expensive and why the price varies with the seasons is all in the name. It’s always over $200 but it does depend on the price of the lobster at the time. Found at Barton G locations in Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles, there is a catch with this dish, and that is it’s actually an off-menu item that has to be pre-ordered at least a couple of days in advance. If you get a craving, it has to be planned for, or you might not be able to get it. It’s made with the traditional spiral pasta with black truffle cheese, white cheddar, Colby-Jack, and Gruyere. The dish is then served inside a whole Maine lobster and with a big dose of shaved black truffle. If you want to spot a celebrity like J.Lo, Drake or Will Ferrell, you might get lucky when you wine and dine at Barton G. It’s a known hot spot for celebs who love this restaurant for its over-the-top delicious menu and great ambiance.
7. $100 Baked Potato
Who doesn’t love a good baked potato? For all our fellow potato lovers out there, this one’s for you. Although, this is no ordinary baked potato. You would think that for $100 dollars this potato should be baked with gold flakes and served on a hot plate with Gordon Ramsey at your table. We’re sorry to tell you that it’s not, it’s just a really expensive potato. This super fancy baked potato was created by Chef Ben Kingdon of the Cary Arms Hotel restaurant in Devon, England. Chef Ben thought of all the right ingredients to make this loaded baked potato a perfect match for anyone’s taste buds. He uses a locally farmed potato, which he bakes to perfection, and then fills it with fresh sour cream, chopped chives, a taste of lemon, and a dose of parsley. But before it’s complete and ready to serve it is topped off with a heaping spoonful of beluga caviar.
6. $777 Burger
The OTT burger seems like the jackpot as it’s expensive yet extremely tasty. Priced at $777 dollars you can find this OTT burger at the Burger Brasserie in Las Vegas. Burger Brasserie offers a French interpretation of classic American food, including their take on the hamburger at a lively sports bar. The restaurant is located on the promenade connecting two popular Las Vegas hotels, the Bally’s and Paris. It’s where all the high rollers go after they collect their winnings from the casino. It’s packed with ingredients that are sure to make your belly happy. Sandwiched into the bun there is Kobe beef, seared foie gras, lobster and 100-year-old-aged balsamic. Don’t worry about that price too much as it also comes with a bottle of Dom Perignon Rose champagne to help you wash it all down. Who wants beer when you can have champagne instead!
5. Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata
Well, this frittata isn’t a zillion dollars but if you can believe it, it’s $1000 dollars! Don’t forget to leave a tip too! This frittata is on the menu at Norma’s; a popular breakfast spot in New York City. The menu encourages customers to spend their money on this dish with a tagline that reads, “Norma dares you to expense this”. Why is this lobster frittata worth so much versus a regular frittata? It’s made with 6 eggs and the meat of a whole lobster is beautifully assembled and topped off with ten ounces of sevruga caviar. You’d think a heaped spoonful of caviar would be enough, but Norma’s went that extra mile, or 10, and put a big 10 ounces on top. Tasty but pricey. If you are on a budget and still want to try it, then you can. All you have to do is order it with only one ounce of caviar and it’ll cost you $100 instead. That seems fair, doesn’t it?
4. FleurBurger 5000
If we go by the name alone, then this burger sounds more expensive than a car. Luckily it’s a lot cheaper than that but it’s a lot more expensive than a McDonald’s burger or even a burger made by Gordon Ramsey. In the burger world, this burger is probably equivalent to the Lamborgini Countach LP 5000. As you may be able to guess from the name, this burger will set you back a cool $5000 dollars. However, included in the 5 grand price, you do at least get a bottle of wine as part of the meal combo. Not only is this the most expensive burger but it’s been claimed to be the most expensive dish in America too! It is in the expensive dishes section of the menu at Las Vegas Fleur by Hubert Keller. The burger is a real wagyu beef patty, topped with foie gras and truffles. No, ketchup, mustard, cheese slice, lettuce, onion or tomato here. This is no regular burger and with that price tag how could it be! We mentioned it comes with a bottle of wine, right? A bottle of 1995 Château Pétrus. The reviews on this burger are so good that it makes you want to spend $5,000! Maybe. Keller has commented on his fleur burger saying, “the burger is special because I combine the finest ingredients with one of the world’s finest wines.” A large portion of the cost actually is due to the $2,500 bottle of the 1995 Château Pétrus, and it comes with two souvenir Italian Ichendorf Brunello glasses, worth $75 a pair.
3. $100 DougieDog’s Dragon Hot Dog
This hot dog has to be requested 72 hours in advance! Usually, the restaurant would like a 3-day notice if you want to indulge in the DougieDog. You can find it in Vancouver created by Dougie Luv. The $100 dollar foot-long bratwurst is smothered in the luxurious 100-year-old Louis XII cognac, topped with fresh lobster, spicy Picante sauce and Kobe beef seared in olive and truffle oil. The hot dog might just be selfie-worthy. Dougie really got his name out there when he appeared on Dragon’s Den in 2011 and tried to entice the dragons with his all-natural hot dogs. Dougie Luv is so passionate about hot dogs that in 2009 he drove across America and stopped at every hot dog restaurant to get to know and understand the hot dog culture. He returned to Vancouver with knowledge and excitement, and that’s when he opened up DougieDog! What he does to stand out in the hot dog world are his recipes. The meat is all-natural, with no preservatives, no nitrates, and low in sodium. Dougie has at least 15 different hot dogs on the menu. He went back on the Dragon’s Den a second time when his revenue increased. And in 2012 when it was the Year of the Dragon, Mr. Luv introduced one of the world’s most expensive hot dogs, The Dragon Dog.
2. $169 Junni Ban Hot Dog
Well, we’ve got one more hot dog for you and this one takes the cake… or rather it takes the highest price tag of them all. Surely, $100 dollars is expensive for a hot dog especially compared to the $2 dollar hot dogs you can get at a standard hot dog stand or the beloved Costco. But this Hot Dog is the most expensive of them all at $169 dollars! You can find it in Seattle at the Tokyo Dog food truck but you need to pre-order it at least two weeks in advance. Why buy a $2 dollar hot dog when you can go premium? This foot-long hot dog is filled with smoked cheese bratwurst, butter Teriyaki grilled onions, Maitake mushrooms, Wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, caviar, and Japanese mayonnaise, all of that inside of a brioche bun. No wonder it costs $169 dollars! Those are some fancy ingredients and hot dog toppings. This hot dog won the title for World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog in the Guinness book of world records. The execution of this hot dog took over a year to create it’s perfection and has become a popular menu item at Tokyo Dog’s food truck.
1. $1,000 Pizza at Nino’s
The Bellissima pizza can be ordered exclusively at Nino’s in New York City. Looks like New Yorkers have an expensive appetite! This pizza started out in 2007 and was created by Nino’s Bellissima Pizza. It’s also called “The Luxury Pizza.” This pizza is glazed with crème fraîche and loaded with caviar, topped off with lobster, chives, salmon roe, and some wasabi. The bulk of the price, around $820 dollars, is paying for the 4-6 different types of caviar on the pizza and the rest of the $180 dollars covers the pie and Maine lobster sprinkled on top. Nino spent a whole year researching the ingredients before he put this pizza together. He also gets a lot of famous clientele who are able to afford such expensive pizza, like Hilary Duff and the cast from the Sopranos. Of course, his gourmet and expensive creation isn’t for everyone, but for those who love caviar, lobster and pizza with $1000 dollars to spend, it could be the perfect meal. Those who have tried the $1,000 dollar pizza at Nino’s have said it’s very tasty but tastes more like a really good bagel rather than a pizza. Why? Probably because only the dough is cooked, while the toppings are added to the cooked pie since they would spoil if they were cooked. A few years ago, Nino’s was selling around 10 of these $1,000 dollar pizzas every week, which is a lot. The number has since dropped, but needless to say, it seems to be a hit. Additionally, if you want the world’s most expensive pizza you’ll have to head to Malta. At Margo’s pizza, they sell a pie thats well over $2000, more than double Nino’s cost. You could probably guess that the world’s most expensive pizza has gold flakes to finish it off.