Last Updated: September 2012
Biff-Burger "Special" Sauce
Biff Sauce - the heart and soul of a classic Biff-Burger!
Do you remember the good old days when you ate a burger from Biff-Burger with that wonderful sauce, in which the burger was dipped into immediately after it was broiled in the Roto-Broiler?
According to the National Biff-Burger System Franchise Opportunity Information, a large patty of 100% pure Western ground beef, was broiled in the "Roto-Red Broiler", then dipped in a special, tangy sauce made of 27 spices and served on a bun toasted to a golden brown in the same infra-red broiler.
NOW, you can enjoy and savor this old-time favorite sauce !
The sauce can be purchase directly from the Beef Burger Drive-In, located at 1040 West Lee Street, or from Bessemer Curb Market, located at 932 East Bessemer Avenue, both in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Of course, you could always make either the Biff-Burger or the Kenneys version yourself by following the recipe links below!
Beef Burger Sauce
Currently, you can purchase 5 oz bottles of Ralph's sauce, formerly labeled as "Beef's Barbeque Secret Sauce" or currently labelled as "Beef's Barbeque Special Sauce", at the restaurant's location or the Bessemer Curb Market, located on East Bessemer Avenue.
Kenney's Meat Sauce
Originally, the sauce was called "Original Kenney's Meat Sauce", pictured above, and was prepared in a institutional style kitchen in large batches by William Kenney, former owner of many Biff-Burger locations in Virgina and later founder of Kenney's. The jars of sauce were sold immediately to the public at fund raising events for Habitat for Humanity. However, at that time, refrigeration was needed shortly after preparation and selling of the sauce, so the sauce could not be shipped or distributed.
Due to the increasing customer demand for the sauce and the short shelf life of the original version, Kenney's Sauce then was manufactured in a government approved cannery under approved guidelines, including health and cleanliness inspections. The product did have a shelf life of up to one year under refrigeration. With this improved manufacturing process, the sauce was easily bottled, distributed, and sold to various retailers in various locations throughout the Roanoke Area and the Shenandoah Valley regions of Virginia.
Sadly, according to credible sources, in early 2012, production of the Kenney's Mild Barbeque Sauce (formerally Meat Sauce) was ended by the Virginia Beach processing facility that formerly made it. Reports indicate that the Sauce is no longer available through the former venues of Habitat for Humanity, and participating Kroger grocery stores within the Roanoke Valley.
Biff-Burger Special Sauce
Instead of buying it, why not try making it yourself!
A dedicated viewer, and former Biff-Burger Drive-In employee, offered this version of the sauce that her restaurant used in Florida. So without delay, click on either button below, print it, and try it out in your own kitchen! Let me know what you think.
Kenney's Broiled Burger Sauce
Here is a version of a sauce from a Kenneys fan's (taken from the internet) that is similar to the sauce that Kenney put on their broiled burgers.
Considering that each Biff-Burger Drive-In location was individually owned and operated independently from each other after the National Biff-Burger System went out of business in 1976, many remaining Biff-Burger locations changed the names of their burgers (such as "Deluxe" and "Super") to reflect changing times with other fast food competitors and may have used variations of the special sauce as well.