Three perfectly browned patties of buffalo meat and one double beef burger were topped with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles then crowned with the soft dome of a French bun at Cookie's Drive In during Thursday's early lunch rush.
Not a turkey burger in sight.
"They're usually a big seller here," said Jesse Chuk, whose family owns the east Sacramento institution.
With a salmonella outbreak prompting a recall of 36 million pounds of Cargill Meats ground turkey – one of the largest meat recalls in history – aftershocks have reached into restaurants and consumers' kitchens.
Americans learned to be a little wary of their ground beef after an E. coli outbreak in 1993 killed at least three children and sickened hundreds.
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