Looks like "He went to Pauli's" is the new "He went to Jared's." A restaurant in Boston is cutting the middle man out of the age-old "ring in the food" proposal trick by selling a $3,000 burger with the ring already hidden inside the bun. Pauli's is offering a blinged-out version of its "Big Boy" burger with the usual onion rings, cheese, and bacon—and the added bonus of a diamond.
“Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like Boston’s best burger topped with a princess-cut ring framed by round diamonds on a band of 14K gold,” reads a press release from Pauli’s, Fox News reports. Even though a proposal in a Boston burger joint with a predetermined ring in the middle of February doesn't necessarily sound as romantic as, say, a sunset on the beach with a ring your fiancé chose himself, you can't deny that this offer deserves major creativity points on Pauli's part.
The Neil Lane engagement ring reportedly features a 7/8-carat rock in a 14-karat gold band set with round diamonds. While the restaurant's owner, Paul Barker, says there are no confirmed orders of the "Valentine's Day special" burger just yet, there are a number of "very interested" people.
While hiding an engagement ring in food can be adorable, it does come with some (obvious) risks. A few years ago, a woman accidentally swallowed her own band after her fiancé buried it in the bottom of a milkshake. Suffice it to say that if anyone is planning on popping the question as part of an entrée (or apparently, a drink!), they should issue a warning label.
For anyone potentially interested in proposing with a Pauli's burger, the restaurant needs 48 hours' advance notice (and a valid credit card) to make it happen. Don't worry—there's still plenty of time to get a side of fries with your proposal.