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What’s the secret behind the perfect hamburger? Uncle Fletch, in Santiago, Chile.

Text: MARTÍN ECHENIQUE   photo: MACARENA ACHURRA
       
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Athens, a city in the U.S. state of Texas, claims to be the birthplace of the hamburger, thanks to Fletcher Davis, who catapulted the sandwich to fame after introducing it at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. Today, the Texan’s recipe has touched down in the Bellavista neighborhood of Santiago, Chile, with a menu that includes 16 hamburger options and 45 beers to pair them with. The secret? The quality of the meat (which comes from Hereford cows), the temperature of the grill and fresh brioche buns. Shown here, the iconic “Oh Yeah!” burger is piled high with Swiss cheese, freshly chopped lettuce, crunchy bacon, sliced tomato, jalapeño peppers, crispy onion rings and sour cream.

Every Uncle Fletch hamburger contains more than a third of a pound of meat.

410ºF Is the ideal temperature for your grill.

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