Fresh Food, Made and Served with Care
Alongside the ingredients, Mos Burger’s delicious take on the fast-food burger owes a lot of its great flavor to the care that’s taken during preparation. Within Japan, and all around Asia wherever branches have popped up, the brand has a reputation for high-quality meals. One of Mos Burger’s internal mottos is even “good food for good health.” Getting up from a meal at one of their eateries leaves you feeling ready to go out and explore, instead of ready for a food coma!
Plus, Japan is known for the hospitality and attention to detail that are deeply rooted in the country’s culture, and these shine through in Mos Burger’s food and service. It’s no surprise that the restaurants are beloved by locals in Japan, and become new favorite hangout spots for travelers visiting the country!
While the food and its preparation are generally impressive, Mos Burger’s detail-oriented service comes to light when you look at their product design. Ever taken a bite out of a hamburger, only to have the patty and half the toppings fall out the back? Or maybe you held on tight enough that the sauce just spilled down your hands instead? It’s not pretty, which is why Mos Burger decided to do something about it! Check out Mos Burger’s thoughtful packaging design to see how they’ve made burger-eating easy and mess-free as can be.
Why Mos Burger Isn't to Be Missed When You Visit Japan
① Try a Taste of Fresh, Local Ingredients
Mos Burger doesn’t make your average fast-food burger, so they don’t use your average limp scraps of lettuce either! The burgers feature large portions of crisp greens and other produce, and the restaurants generally do their best to use totally local ingredients, which means that not only are the vegetables eco-friendly, they also give you a little unique taste of regional flavor. Try a Mos Burger in each new city you visit, and see if you can taste the difference!
② Get Your Food Made to Order
Don't want to eat a hamburger that's been sitting in a warmer for an hour? Mos Burger doesn’t want that either. (They’re very particular about serving the best possible food, which is a bit of Japanese culture that we can all enjoy.) All of their burgers are order-made, so you get the burger at peak flavor and at the perfect temperature. Of course, this means that you have to wait for it to be made, but spending a minute or two looking forward to the coming meal makes it all the more delicious! And on top of that, the wait is really no big deal because...
③ Your Burger Is Delivered Right to the Table!
Who cares about waiting a minute or two for your food when you can just take a seat and relax? No need to stand there, lingering at the counter. Grab your drink (and often a little sign with your order number), head to your table, and wait for the food to be freshly made and brought directly to you. Japanese service at work, ladies and gentlemen!
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The Mos Burger: The Classic!
A succulent beef patty paired with a sweet slice of tomato and Mos Burger’s special secret sauce. This simple and mouth-watering burger is one of the restaurant’s classics, with many dedicated fans, but you can always go for the Mos Cheeseburger instead for even more flavor!
The Teriyaki Burger: The World's First
The classic hamburger might seem like standard American food, but the ingenuity of Mos Burger’s chefs gave birth to a beloved burger with a bit of Japanese soul: the teriyaki burger. That’s right, Mos Burger came out with the original teriyaki burger, inspiring other restaurants all over the world to follow suit. With its fresh lettuce and a delicious kick of teriyaki flavor, though, the original rendition of the teriyaki burger still beats any imitators!
The Rice Burgers: Modern Innovations in the Burger World
With the same inventive spirit that inspired the time-honored teriyaki sauce burger, Mos Burger now offers burgers with buns made not from bread, but rice! To go with these unique rice buns, Mos Burger has some intriguing filling options, including “kakiage” rice burgers with crunchy seafood tempura inside. You won’t find options like this just anywhere!
Easy to Eat, in Every Way
As we touched on before, not only are Mos Burgers delectable (they might just become your new travel-time lunch staple), they’re also super convenient to eat. Mos Burger doesn’t skimp on sauce, meaning the food is absolutely packed with flavor, but you don’t have to worry about dripping all over the table (and yourself) when you eat there either. The restaurant employs some clever packaging, serving their burgers inside diamond-shaped sleeves that are strong enough to keep all the tasty toppings on the burger, instead of on your hands. So remember, next time you eat at Mos Burger, don’t take the burger out of the sleeve to eat it! That just defeats the purpose. Take a moment to appreciate the ingenuity that went into the simple packaging, and enjoy the sauce-free state of your hands as you dig into a burger piled high with toppings. (See how it’s done below! ⇩ )
For The Traveler on the Move:
Find Mos Burger Anywhere, Or Get Some to Go!
Thanks to the chain's consistent quality, Mos Burger has shops all over Japan (almost 1,300 domestic locations
), many of which are close to major tourist destinations. When you're ready for a break from seeing the sights, look around for a Mos Burger - more than likely there will be one right nearby, where you can sample a little Japanese burger culture.
If the weather's too good to stay indoors, grab a burger to go, and have a little picnic in a nearby park! (Plus, Japanese consumption tax rose to 10% in Oct. 2019, but only on eat-in food, which means that take-out burgers are an especially good deal!)
The MOS in Mos Burger comes from the mountains, the ocean, and the sun, and in every burger they serve you can see their commitment to both the natural sources of their ingredients, and their goal to "make people happy through food." So which Mos burger are you going to try first, next time you're in Japan?
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