LOS ANGELES - Swallowing your pride would be easy if it were always as tasty as the Black Keys have now made the hometown variety appear.
Akron’s Grammy-winning rock stars have collaborated with Umami, an Los Angeles-based chain of restaurants, to sell the “Akron Burger,” an artsy, hand-crafted mess of beef, Velveeta, “secret sauce”, plain yellow mustard, chopped onions and dill pickles.
Available July 1, every burger sold puts $1 into the Alfred McMoore Memorial Endowment, a fund started by the Black Keys in honor of the eponymous artist who inspired the band’s name. Those donations—and any you want to make (click here)—benefit behavioral health programming and an annual art exhibition.
The Hudson Hub Times reports fans of the Black Keys will get to enter to win concert tickets and autographed memorabilia through Umami.
In the meantime, you can download the band's latest album, "Turn Blue," on iTunes for just $6.99 through June 19.
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