Boston Restaurant Offers Burger with a Side of Diamonds

A modestly greasy proposal.

By Ethan L. Johns
February 07, 2018

Image: Pauli’s Boston/Facebook

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, which means a whole lot of people are looking to get creative with their marriage proposals. If you’re not into the whole down-on-one-knee thing, why not consider something a bit greasier?

Grease is the name of the game when you stick an engagement ring in a cheeseburger. Can’t handle the stress of picking out the perfect ring? Just head over to Pauli’s in the North End of Boston with $3,000 in hand, and they’ll hook you up within 48 hours.

Part of that cash money will get you a wicked Big Boy Burger with a side of fries (regular price, $10.99). The other $2,989.01 will get you an extra side of diamonds—specifically, “a 7/8 carat princess cut, Neil Lane engagement ring, framed by round diamonds and a 14k gold band,” according to CBS Boston.

Because nothing says, “Mama, I’m a big boy now,” better than ordering a Big Boy Burger with a ring stuck in it.

Simply bring your special person in, order a round of burgers, get excited for a burger topped with American cheese, onion rings, bacon and barbecue sauce, and watch as their eyes light up at the sight of those crispy fries.

Wait, is that a ring? Cool, can you pass the ketchup?

So far there have been no takers, according to owner Paul Barker, but he claims that there are at least a couple “very interested people.”

Burgers and rings. Now that’s a foodie proposal we can call “wicked awesome.”

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns