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Buying Jewel pub burgers today? Weigh this in your decision

weighing pub burgers from jewel

Update — This post was originally written back in 2015, but: While the particular sale it refers to is looonnnnggg over, whenever pub burgers go on sale they’ll still be found priced either per pound or individually. So, the same advice holds true! Continue to weigh packs, and/or look for bigger burger patties when they’re priced per each.

Get the best deal on pub burgers

jewel pub burgers in a recipe

Original 2015 post:

8 oz pub burgers are on sale $1.25 each at Jewel through today 6/7. Heads up: They pack these in multipacks without weighing them individually, so packages might be a bit more or less than you’re actually paying for. To get the best deal on pub burgers when they go on sale, either weigh yours before buying, or eyeball the packs to choose the one with the biggest patties. Make sure you’re getting your money’s worth!

I bought two four packs yesterday (one for the grill, one for chili). When I weighed them after looking at reader comments, both turned out to be just under two lbs. But, in comments, feelgood found one that was quite a bit short:

He notes: “If you’re buying the Jewel 8 oz pub burgers 4 for $5 this weekend, check the weight! I took a random $5.00/4 package and placed it on the store’s meat scale, it weighed 1.90 lbs. Placed another random $5.00/4 package on the scale, that one weighed only 1.73 lbs! And that doesn’t even account for the package and wrapping tare weight!”

use burgers as ground beef

Since then:

Every time I’ve bought sale pub burgers since this original post, I’ve been sure to check the weight and/or look for the ones with the biggest burger patties. Since they’re hand-sliced, their size can vary dramatically.

What can you make with your pub burgers?

pokeball pizza burger

Jewel pub burgers are delicious when just serves as burgers. When they go on sale $1.00-$1.25 each, though, that works out to $2.00-$2.50/lb — which is a great price for ground beef! So, buy extra whenever Jewel (or any other store) has this sale, then break the burgers up to use them just as you would ground beef.

See some of my own top uses for cheap pub burgers, and check out some of my favorite recipes. What do you like to make with yours?


Monday 29th of July 2019

All jewels pub burgers are ground beef cut from a tube a beef


Friday 20th of November 2015

It's mid November and the same 8 oz pub burgers are on sale at 4/$5.00. Pub burgers are made with 85% lean meat. On a different page in the sale flyer, 85% lean ground beef is on sale for $3.99/lb. At $2.50 vs $3.99 for basically the same product, I'll stock up on pubs and not worry too much about the weight discrepancies.

Mary T.

Sunday 7th of June 2015

I had bought these pub burgers with the last awesome sale and I did weigh all my meat at home. I actually froze them in one and 2 lb ziplock bags. I purchased my Pub Burgers from the Jewel in Mundelein. I was very impressed that the weight of the meat was accurate. Meat also tasted great! I have no complaints :)

luci lewandowski

Sunday 7th of June 2015

I just had these over the weekend and thought there was something off with the meat. It didn't taste anything like regular ground hamburger meat, maybe they added a filler?. This was my first time buying these pub burgers, tempted because of the pricing, but never again.


Sunday 7th of June 2015

At the oswego on Orchard jewel they were selling the "tubes" of pub burger meat at $2.50 per pound. They ranged from $10-14 per tube.

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