Launched by a twenty-something business school grad and entrepreneur who was inspired by the flavor combinations available in America, Blend is unique on the undeniably oversaturated burger scene in Paris. Both locations, one in the 2nd behind rue Montorgueil and the other conveniently (or dangerously) located a few doors down from concept-store MERCI, are diminutive in stature, like the burgers - perfect for tamer appetites.
The meat is sourced from esteemed Paris butcher Yves-Marie le Bourdonnec and blended with cheese and other ingredients prior to cooking, making modifications almost always impossible. Fortunately, they have two veggie options with equally veggie buns (spinach or tofu) for those aiming for ultra-lite. I also highly recommend the grilled chicken burger to switch things up. Keeping with the homemade ethos, the fries - regular or sweet potato- are hand cut and lightly salted; a necessary component to the meal.
Not everyone sees the merits of a Blend burger but in my experience, these are the people who are expecting a greasy stomach bomb - in other words, an authentically American burger. These are decidedly tidier and more refined and absolutely worth a special visit.