Owen & Engine, home of one of Chicago's best burgers and a late-night culinary paradise, unveiled a colorful Halloween special on Tuesday night that trolls Burger King, including the chain's location across the street on Western Avenue in Logan Square. The venerable British-inspired gastropub is offering guests a special burger served between a black bun.
"We just wanted to do something to be silly and poke a little fun at ourselves and BK of course," O & E's owner Bo Fowler emailed.
Owen & Engine debuted its burger on Tuesday for its popular weekly bourbon and burger special. Fowler asked her bread bakers —Erik Szurek and Megan Gissing— to create the buns using house ketchup and squid ink, a more natural avenue compared to BK's chemical route. While fast-food restaurants have employed dyed buns, including this pink version from KFC in China and Burger King's red job in Japan, other restaurants have avoided the practice. Fowler reports that Owen & Engine "sold a lot of them," on Tuesday night. The burger is available until Saturday.