A sauce made especially for burgers and inspired by the secret sauces at America's best burger joints. Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 11, 2012.
About this project
Great news- we've created a new stretch goal! Check out the bottom of our page!
We at Gotham Sauce Co, creators of the Top Secret Burger Sauce, know that you may be in shock right now, so we’ve answered some of your most common questions:
Q: Wait..is this...could it be...?
A: A bottled burger sauce that will change the homemade burger forever? Why yes it is! Gotham Sauce Co.'s Top Secret Burger Sauce is a one-of-a-kind condiment that’s sure to be the perfect topping for any burger. Whether it’s an impeccably-marbled, custom blend of high-quality beef cooked to perfection and graced with toppings worthy of a four-star restaurant, or a piece of mystery-meat charred to high-heaven between a bun of questionable age, Gotham Sauce Co.’s Top Secret Burger Sauce is the ying to the burger’s yang.
Q: Are you guys geniuses or something?
A: Nope. Just two burger connoisseurs on a perpetual quest for burger nirvana. We’ve tried it all, from the generic drive-thru burger, to the cult classics, to the haute cuisine creations more similar to a fine steak than a burger.
One thing we’ve learned after chowing down on countless burgers over the past few years is that the burger should be respected. That’s why we set out to create a sauce that is designed to complement the burger’s inherent perfection. Our Top Secret Burger Sauce was inspired by the custom-made burger sauces found at burger joints across the country. It’s the perfect blend of sweet, sour, spicy and creamy that will make you forget those pricey-yet-delicious restaurant burgers you once craved.
Q: Um... can I have some?
A: That’s why we’re here! We need your help to purchase ingredients and supplies and to get ourselves into a production facility a tad bit larger than our twenty square-foot Manhattan kitchens. From there, we will manufacture batches upon batches of Top Secret Burger Sauce to be squeezed onto burgers everywhere.
Q: What’s in it for me?
A: How selfish of you! Well, aside from helping to start the at home burger revolution, we have some awesome rewards ranging from stickers, to bottles of sauce, all the way up to a private tailgate at a NYC football event of your choice!
Q: Are my dreams coming true?
A: Excellent question! Yes. Yes they are.
Q: Can I have your recipe?
A: Yes! For the paltry sum of one billion dollars.
Q. Tell me more!?
It's time for a Stretch Goal!
We were initially planning on introducing our staple, Top Secret Burger Sauce, on its own before introducing the other products we had created. Our project has fortunately exceeded expectations, and we now plan to market our products ahead of schedule. The funds will help commercialize, develop the manufacturing process, and market these new products.
If we hit $25,000, we will be able to expand our product line-up months ahead of schedule. Here is what you can look forward to by helping us meet our new stretch goal.
Bacon-Cheddar Burger Blend: If you love bacon cheddar cheeseburgers, and by that we mean if you've ever eaten, seen, smelled or heard of a bacon cheddar cheeseburger, you may want to sit down because you may pass out from happiness. Our Bacon-Cheddar Burger Blend is exactly that. Need we say more? In case the grease from the bacon-cheddar cheeseburger you just pounded is clogging up your neurons, it’s a burger seasoning of bacon bits, spices, and cheddar cheese that'll transform your burger into a bacon-cheddar cheeseburger without all that pesky bacon-frying and cheddar cheese-slicing. Truly incredible.
Top Secret Hellfire Burger Sauce: We didn't just add a few extra shakes of pepper. We added a full-on kick in the mouth! Even the most hardcore pepper-heads will love the added heat and flavor that fresh habaneros and pickled jalapeno peppers add to our Top Secret Burger Sauce. Hot sauce meets burger sauce meets AWESOME SAUCE.
Top Secret Smoky Chipotle Burger Sauce: Everyone knows that before Top Secret Burger Sauce came along, it was BBQ sauce (not ketchup) that was the best topping for a burger. So what could possibly be better than Gotham Sauce Co.'s Top Secret Chipotle BBQ Burger Sauce? Nothing, my friends. We added real chipotle peppers and our own special blend of BBQ seasoning to give our TSBS a slightly spicy and perfectly smoky bite. Leave the BBQ sauce for the ribs. Actually, don't.
Since we don't yet have those recipes commercialized and ready for production, we don't have an official ship date for them. However, we will keep our backers updated so that you will be able to order off of our website!
Once a bottle of our Top Secret Burger Sauce is opened, it must be refrigerated. It is best consumed within 2-3 months of opening.
Yes! Shipping is built in to all of our pledge amounts.
Yes! For backers requesting shipment to Canada, please add $2 to your contribution. For all backers requesting shipment to any other location outside of the US or Canada, please add $10 to your contribution.
No! Our product is completely peanut free!
The sauce is vegetarian, but not vegan (there are dairy products).
Pledge $1 or more
A warm and fuzzy feeling.Estimated delivery:
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A shout-out on our website and a Gotham Sauce Co. sticker.Estimated delivery:
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A bottle of our Top Secret Burger Sauce that you helped create!Estimated delivery:
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Two bottles of Top Secret Burger Sauce plus a Gotham Sauce Co. sticker.Estimated delivery:
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An Official Gotham Sauce Co. T-shirt and a bottle of our Top Secret Burger Sauce.Estimated delivery:
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An Official Gotham Sauce Co. T-shirt, 2 bottles of Top Secret Burger Sauce, and a sticker.Estimated delivery:
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A Gotham Sauce Company grilling apron, a T-shirt, 2 bottles of Top Secret Burger Sauce, a sticker, and a personalized thank you note from the guys at GSC!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
We’ll create a burger recipe and name it after you! Let us know what you like and we’ll build around that. Then we’ll post it on our website for all to see. You'll also get everything that the $100 backers get.Estimated delivery:
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1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
Six of your very own personalized bottles of Gotham Sauce Co.'s Top Secret Burger Sauce. You will also get everything that the $250 backers get!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
A catered BBQ for you and 9 friends at any location within 20 miles of Central Park, New York. We come to you! Also, a bottle and T-shirt for all guests.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
The Ultimate Gotham Tailgate Experience! Four tickets to a New York Jets or Giants game of your choice (limit $800 ticket cost), a parking pass AND...a gourmet tailgate cooked by yours truly, the guys of GSC!Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)