The Mindy Project

Mindy Kaling fans who are also foodies rejoice: the creator and star of The Mindy Project is broadening her skill set to include “burger curator” with the news that she’s collaborating with the chain restaurant Umami Burger on a new creation. The now triple-threat actress/writer/burger curator posted on her Instagram announcing the union, calling it “the greatest collaboration since Jared and Subway”:


It’s unclear how Jared and his old 60-inch-waist pants feel about the declaration, but regardless, Kaling’s burger will likely debut in September to coincide with the release of her second book and The Mindy Project’s season four premiere on Hulu. Umami Burger has a history of inviting celebrities to create a spin on their popular burgers as part of its Artist Series, with Andy Samberg (“The Samberger”) and former Top Chef champion Michael Voltaggio (“The Monte Cristo”) among those who have tried their hand at burger curation. No details yet on what Kaling’s burger might feature, but she’s also a noted McDonald’s aficionado, so she seems to know what she’s doing.