While the Wisconsin-based chain has been shy about venturing into the ring of spicy food, they've come out swingin' with the 3 Pepper Chipotle ButterBurger. The three-pepper triple-threat -- slices of jalapeño peppers, chipotle-spiced mayo, and habanero-spiced cheese -- can be had as a ButterBurger or a chicken sandwich. I would have enjoyed a bit more burn factor (next time I'll ask for an added dose of jalapeños) on my burger, but overall the spicy bite satisfied. The must-try side: Chipotle Cheese Curds. A successful spin-off of Culver's already delicious fried cheese curds, these crispy fire balls release the heat immediately upon impact. So good.
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Now that you're all fired up, why not enter Culver's Ultimate ButterBurger Build Off?
Start with a ButterBurger and a bevy of yes-vote friends, then add your own ingredients to create the next Culver's masterpiece. If your submitted idea wins, you'll get an all-expenses-paid trip to hang out in Culver's test kitchens in Sauk City, Wisconsin.
Huh? An all-expenses-paid trip to the Culver's test kitchens in Sauk City, Wisconsin? Yeah, that's what I said. But working with the restaurant's founders and executive chef to bring your ButterBurger creation to their specials menu means place in fast-food history secured. Plus, you'll get to stay in the Wisconsin Dells, where there are more water slides per square mile than you can shake a custard spoon at.
For more information and to submit your ButterBurger idea, go here. Voting ends June 30.