I handled the tech side of the United States of Burgers – one of Serious Eats first forays into interactive editorial content. On the client, we’re using raphael.js to draw the map and handle the interactions.

The backend presented a different set of challenges: associating a burger with a state isn’t something MovableType excels at, as a result the editorial team was using Google Spreadsheets to compile their list. Without negatively impacting their workflow, we were able to use the Google Spreadsheets API to export the data to JSON and assemble the page.