Minnesota Restaurant Burgers Gets Odd Name “Labor Inducer”

Daniela Kelly October 21, 2019
 Minnesota Restaurant Burgers Gets Odd Name “Labor Inducer”

Minnesota restaurant owners say there is a rise in the number of pregnant women coming to try out their “Labor Inducer” burger ever since news broke that two women gave birth within seven hours of eating the burger.

Ashley Berset, co-owner of The Suburban, said, since last week, between one and three pregnant women come to the restaurant per day. She said it began in April when the restaurant’s chef Enrique started to experiment with recipes for the Twin Cities Burger Battle that had been coming up.

Enrique gave some samples of the creation to co-owner Kelsey Quarberg, who is Berset’s sister.

According to Berset, Kelsey was nine days from her due date, and she liked the sample and wanted to order a full-size one too. Within seven hours, her sister went into labor.

At the Burger Battle, the “Labor Inducer” burger took third place.

Berset said the burger was available during the summer and a second pregnant woman went into labor just hours after eating the burger. The burger is an Angus beef patty with honey-cured bacon, spicy mustard, peach caramelized onion and Cajun remoulade served on a pretzel bun.

Berset knows of only two babies being born after their mother ate the burger. She said if it happened again, it’s unlikely the first thought they’d have is to make the restaurant know about it.

Many people think some foods, especially spicy foods, can help a woman go into labor, as noted by a similar incident in 2017 at a North Carolina restaurant which served a spicy Buffalo Wing Pizza.

However, experts say no evidence exists for a link between spicy food and labor.

Michelle Collins, midwife and certified nurse, said, in 2013, that some foods such as pineapple and eggplant along with spices and vinegars were rumored to cause labor. But again, no evidence is available to support or refute the claim.


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