We're definitely in the golden age of hamburgers now. Fast food chains are coining money, fast casual players like Five Guys are expanding at a frenetic pace, the once-humble burger has found a permanent home on high-end menus and, in Pat LaFrieda, we even have a celebrity purveyor of ground beef. It's mind-boggling to think how far we've come since the Jack in the Box E. coli crisis in 1993. Many patrons, particularly parents of small children, were convinced then that ...

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