Ted's Restaurant in Meriden, Connecticut is a hamburger restaurant that is known for their steamed cheeseburger. Steamed cheeseburgers are a regional food particular to very few establishments in Meriden, Connecticut where it was invented in the early 1900s. The steamed cheeseburger is cooked in a stainless-steel cabinet which contains small trays that hold either an individual hamburger or a chunk of cheese to be melted. The cheeseburger is served by scooping the meat onto a bun and pouring the melted cheese over the meat. The burger can be served with a number of customary toppings.
In addition to a strong local following in Meriden, Ted's has attracted more widespread attention with its appearance in the documentary Hamburger America, as well as such publications as the US News and World Report, Yankee Magazine and Connecticut Magazine. It has also been shown and mentioned in the episode Hamburger Paradise and showcased in an episode of Travel Channel's Man v. Food with host Adam Richman.
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