This ‘Myracle’ of a sizzling, deep-fried cheeseburger is now available in Dayton

The fried cheeseburger now available at Myracles Bar & Grill weighs more than half a pound.
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The fried cheeseburger now available at Myracles Bar & Grill weighs more than half a pound.

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Brandon Jones, co-founder of a recently-opened grill joint in Dayton, is proud to say that most customers who order the monstrous fried cheeseburger do indeed finish it — a testament to its deliciousness, Jones says.

The fried cheeseburger at Myracles Bar and Grill is more than half a pound of crispy, juicy goodness for $15.99. The restaurant opened in August 2020 in the Breitenstrater Square Shopping Center at 1060 Patterson Road in Dayton.

“Most people finish it, but it almost takes a wheelchair or something to roll them out,” Jones said.

The burger, and its add-on ingredients such as cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle, along with the bun itself, gets a bath of egg batter and bread crumbs before dropped into the deep-fryer for about 30 seconds.

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Growing up, Jones said his good friend’s dad would always call him “Hamburglar.” So with a foodie spirit and a desire to create different menu items, Jones thought they would give it a shot.

“I’ll just get to thinking,” Jones said, “and my stomach will talk to my brain, and I’ll think, ‘Yeah, that might work.’ You got to go with your stomach, because that tells you everything.”

When Myracles first posted on Facebook about its fried burger creation, Jones wrote “Anything is possible at Myracles.”

The restaurant was started by Jones, Jessica Johnson and Danielle Bush, after the three were laid off from their jobs at a local Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar. Myracles serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings, broasted chicken, appetizers, desserts and more.

Myracles' peach cobbler eggrolls.
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Myracles' peach cobbler eggrolls.

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Jones said, if asked, he makes a few signature breakfast offerings that are not yet on the official menu. One of the few omelets the restaurant has been rolling out is the “Spanish Flower” — made with chorizo, jalapenos, Pico de Gallo, pepper Jack cheese and a few delectable, house-made sauces on top.

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“This really is, this is really a miracle,” Jones said. “Because we were going to start with a (food) truck first. Then we just happened to see this building and, it was like, we might as well try to take off with this — trying to make miracles.”

The owners are already having conversations about adding a food truck to the business, and plan to focus on egg roll portion of the Myracles menu. Offering both savory and sweet eggrolls, including cheesesteak, crab Rangoon, peach cobbler and strawberry cheesecake, Jones said the restaurant has had great success so far by offering the distinctive foods not found elsewhere in the area.

However, the restaurant is still awaiting their license to serve alcohol to complete the “Bar” part of their venture’s name, a step that Jones said will help boost business. It could still be a couple of months, according to Jones, before guests can have a beer to accompany their mega, deep-fried burger.

The "Spanish Flower" omelet at Myracles Bar & Grill.
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The "Spanish Flower" omelet at Myracles Bar & Grill.