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The Ticket's Marc Hochman Funyun Burger for Charity: Available at Miami Subs Grill

Remember Funyuns? The onion-ring-shaped snack with the mouthfeel of Styrofoam was a childhood favorite, secretly purchased instead of a nutritious snack with mom's lunch money and usually washed down with an extra-large Mountain Dew.

What ever became of Funyuns? Well, Marc Hochman, cohost of the Ticket's Hochman & Zaslow morning show, is on a one-man mission to revive Funyuns by creating a burger based on them -- with proceeds going to charity.

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The Hochman Burger, available now at all Miami Subs Grill locations, features two Angus patties topped with chipotle barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato. It's all then topped with Funyuns. Though Miami Subs Grill doesn't offer Mountain Dew, make your own substitute soda at one of the Coke Freestyle machines (we suggest orange Sprite), available at most locations.

The burger sells for $5.29 and is available through August 30. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of the Hochman Burger will be donated to the Irie Foundation, founded by DJ Irie, the official DJ for the Miami Heat. The foundation's goal is to improve the lives of South Florida's at-risk youth.

A burger with a mission. Something to sink your teeth into.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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