Even though we’re a steakhouse, Morton’s actually exists today because of…hamburgers! Years ago, before co-founders Arnie Morton and Klaus Fritsch really knew one other, they both worked at the Playboy Club in Montreal. The club was in the process of changing the menu, and Klaus cooked a hamburger that was sent out for Arnie to try. A few minutes later Arnie burst into the kitchen, demanding in no uncertain terms to know “Who cooked that hamburger?” When Klaus stepped forward to claim responsibility, he wasn’t sure if Arnie was going to be pleased or not! Klaus was relieved to hear him say that it was the best he’d ever tasted.
From that day forward, they worked together and eventually opened Morton’s steakhouses. So this has always called the “Million-Dollar Hamburger”!
In a nutshell…quality and consistency in everything we do and in everything we serve.