It takes a lot of talent to make a burger this good.

Sometimes it’s all about who you know. Who we know are some of the greatest purveyors of baked goods and beef in the country. Let us show you a little about our partners, and how they help us make the best burgers is Charlotte.

La Frieda Meat Purveyors

Bang Bang is proud to serve burgers ground and shaped from whole muscle Black Angus chuck and short rib cuts of beef produced by the legendary LaFrieda Meat Purveyors. LaFrieda is a third generation meat wholesaler based in North Bergen, New Jersey that specializes in dry-aged steaks and artisanal burger patties but also supplies selected cuts of beef, pork, poultry, veal, lamb and buffalo. The company is responsible for the famous “Black Label Burger” at Minetta Tavern, as well as other signature custom blends at New York City restaurants such as Shake Shack, Spotted Pig, Union Square Café, Blue Smoke and Market Table.

For more information, visit the LaFrieda website.

Dukes Bread Bakery

Dukes Bread is a small bakery in Charlotte, NC specializing in fresh, daily breads made from scratch. Founded in the University area in January of 2010, they specialize in quality artisan breads made with simple, all-natural ingredients. Dukes uses an unbleached, unbromated, and low-processed flour that is GMO-free with no chemicals or additives. They also maintain a 200-year-old sourdough starter that is incorporated into all of their doughs, which are aged for up to 24 hours prior to baking in order to develop a deep, delicious flavor.

Husband and wife pair, Ellen and Adam have enjoyed sharing their unique variety of baked creations at farmers’ markets and select restaurants for years, but their pièce de résistance has always been their artisan brioche buns. These buttery, made-from-scratch buns are the perfect vessel for a perfect burger.

For more information, visit the Dukes Bread website.

OMB and Triple C Brewery

Burgers and brews. Hamburgers and hopps. Sliders and suds. I’m running out of alliterative combos here, but you get the idea: few things pair as well as a Bang Bang burger and a cold pint from one of Charlotte’s award winning breweries.