WASHINGTON — There's a new burger in town, and it's got Michelle Obama's name on it.
The "Michelle Melt" turkey burger at Good Stuff Eatery was unveiled Thursday by chef Spike Mendelsohn, a former contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef" competition.
What makes a turkey burger qualify as a "Michelle Melt?" Fresh, organic, locally grown ingredients that promote healthier eating, and the same herbs that are found in the White House garden started by Mrs. Obama.
The recipe: free range turkey burger, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, ruby red tomato, crisp lettuce, South Lawn herb garden mayo, freshly baked wheat bun.
At the suggestion of Sam Kass, an assistant White House chef, Mendelsohn plans to donate proceeds from the burger's sale to D.C. Central Kitchen, which distributes food to homeless people. Kass previously cooked for the Obama family in Chicago.
(This version CORRECTS to show that Kass played no role in developing the burger, according to the first lady's office, but suggested where to send proceeds.)