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
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.
gave some samples of the creation to co-owner Kelsey Quarberg, who is
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.
the Burger Battle, the “Labor Inducer” burger took third place.
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.
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.
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.
experts say no evidence exists for a link between spicy food and
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.