The Real Reason This Burger Cost $2,000

If you're not from Los Angeles, you might think everyone is driving around in Bentley convertibles eating $2,000 hamburgers. For the next month at least, you'd be exactly right. Michelin-starred chef David Myers' Adrift Burger Bar in Venice is offering a burger with some fancy fixings for $2,000 through April 15, according to a statement sent to Mashed. If the price sounds a little steep, even for L.A., then you should know that the caviar and truffle cheeseburger comes with a side of a 2021 Bentley GTC. You only get the car for one day though, courtesy of Beverly Hills Car Rental. You can even get fries and a shake with that.

If you're worried about fitting in with the crowd when you roll up to Adrift Burger Bar, just don't tell anybody your Bentley is rented. And don't worry about making a mess as you spend the day joyriding in your $250,000 drop-top while juggling fries and a gourmet burger that also comes loaded with a fried egg and edible gold leaf. The Bentley's red interior will hide any ketchup stains.

Chef Myers isn't just offering indulgence for its own sake — although that's part of it. The real reason his special burger costs $2,000 is that a portion of the proceeds go to a good local cause.

Proceeds from the $2,000 burger benefit homeless youth

Anyone who decides to pamper themselves with a $2,000 burger and luxury automobile experience can also enjoy the satisfaction of supporting Covenant House of California's food programs. Covenant House is a homeless shelter that helps thousands of young people every year. Proceeds go toward the shelter's street outreach and kitchen, according to the statement sent to Mashed. "We are thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic partnership that gives back and provides Angelenos with an over-the-top experience that many of us have been missing over the last year," chef Myers said. "This collaboration is the perfect mix of comfort meets indulgence, and there's really no better way to indulge in a gold wrapped burger than while driving a Bentley." (If you already have a nice ride, you can order the burger by itself for $250.)

Myers opened a burger stand in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic because he wanted to make a positive difference. Since day one at Adrift, Myers has given diners the option on his menu of making a donation to St. Joseph Center, which also supports people experiencing homelessness. "Instead of watching Netflix and drinking wine every night, I decided to do something impactful," he told Eater Los Angeles.

If you're in the area and want to take advantage of this unique drive-up burger deal, make a reservation at (310) 956-0500.