A Krabby Patty is a popular burger served at the Krusty Krab. It is the best-known food at the Krusty Krab, and the most famous burger in Bikini Bottom. It is also SpongeBob's favorite food, as revealed in the Season 7 episode, "You Don't Know Sponge." It is a basic plot element that contributed to the Krusty Krab's existence.
The Krabby Patty is made out of a frozen hamburger with fresh lettuce, crisp onions and tomatoes with sea cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup, and with a secret formula. This secret formula has never been revealed in the series. In the episode "Just One Bite," Krabby Patties are revealed to be kept in the Patty Vault. The Krabby Patty was made by Mr. Krabs when he was a kid.
There are many variations of the Krabby Patty throughout the series, however, few have made more than one appearance, and fewer still have been shown.
The Emergency Krabby Patties are patties packed in a can used for emergencies. In "Yeti Krabs," SpongeBob uses the Emergency Krabby Patties in order to save himself, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs from the Yeti Krab who was about to eat them after learning it was hungry for food, not for lazy employees which they all thought.
Much like a standard Krabby Patty, though it has twice the amount of meat, and is usually greasy. It has been seen or referenced in many episodes. In "Pressure," Patrick attempted to swallow a Krabby Double Deluxe in one bite. He barely managed to swallow it, as it filled up his whole mouth. Sandy tried to eat it, but since she had her helmet on, it did not get to her mouth, and instead smeared all over her helmet, which made everyone laugh, though Sandy probably would not be able to swallow it.
Double Triple Patty Deluxe
The Double Triple Patty Deluxe was the burger ordered by Bubble Bass in the episode "Pickles." It consists of the same ingredients as a usual Krabby Patty with twice as many ingredients. The Patty Bubble Bass received was said to have no pickles. This caused SpongeBob to become disoriented. Once SpongeBob regained his confidence he served Bubble Bass again. Bubble Bass claimed the pickles were missing again. It was then revealed that Bubble Bass faked the whole incident. Double Triple Patty Deluxe burgers have not been seen since and it is unknown whether or not it has been removed from the menu.
In the episode "Pickles," SpongeBob creates a Krabby Patty with extra onions and calls it a Crying Johnny.
The Jelly Patty was invented by SpongeBob and consisted of an ordinary Krabby Patty topped with Jellyfish Jelly from the episode "Jellyfish Hunter." (He calls it "a Krabby Patty with Jellyfish Jelly".) The jelly made the Krabby Patty taste amazingly good, and proved highly addictive to those who consumed it. SpongeBob let Fred try a Jelly Patty and was so entranced by the taste that he served Jelly Patties to the whole restaurant, who were all amazed at the taste. Mr. Krabs saw how good the jelly was and tricked SpongeBob into catching all of the jellyfish in Jellyfish Fields so that he could profit off of their delicious jelly. SpongeBob did so and soon captured every jellyfish in Jellyfish Fields. After all of the jellyfish were captured, Mr. Krabs imprisoned them in a factory where he proceeded to drain them all of their jelly, sucking many of them dry. However, SpongeBob caught on to this with the help of the blue jellyfish, No Name, and they'd freed the jellyfish, who zapped Mr. Krabs before returning home. Having been badly injured and having lost all of the jellyfish, Mr. Krabs took jelly off of the menu. As a result, Jelly Patties have not been sold or even seen at the Krusty Krab since.
The Nature Patty was invented by SpongeBob and consisted of a Krabby Patty with organic ingredients replaced for the regular ingredients in the episode "Food Con Castaways." They are similar to regular Krabby Patties but taste different and has all-natural ingredients. SpongeBob made these to help fuel up the crew after they get lost in the woods to keep them from eating the regular Krabby Patty so they could win the Food Con for The Krusty Krab. Squidward does not like then, nor does Mr. Krabs, and they both spat it out. But the Mayor and Patrick on the other hand seems to enjoy it, considering that Patrick enjoys almost everything he eats.
The Pretty Patty was originally an idea from SpongeBob as an attempt to attract new customers to the Krusty Krab in the episode "Patty Hype." They were much like ordinary Krabby Patties, except that they came in many different colors such as blue, red, green, orange, yellow, purple, plaid, and even glow-in-the dark. At first, SpongeBob was ridiculed for this idea, and he had temporarily left the Krusty Krab to pursue Pretty Patties as a personal business interest. As a result, Pretty Patties were never sold at the Krusty Krab restaurant. Regardless, SpongeBob instantly became successful after everyone in Bikini Bottom found out how great they tasted. This persuaded Mr. Krabs to eventually take over SpongeBob's business so he could get all the money. Unfortunately, the next day, it was shown that the Pretty Patties had strange effects on whoever ate them. This led to Mr. Krabs being run off by colorful people, and the business was shut down. Pretty Patties were never sold or seen again after their first appearance.
In the episode of the same name, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs create the Nasty Patty in an attempt to prank the health inspector, believing that he was actually a criminal in disguise. The patty contained most regular ingredients but was also given spicy volcano sauce, seahorse radish, toenail clippings, was dropped in the toilet, and dried out with an old gym sock.
In "The Krusty Sponge," Mr. Krabs decided to make everything in the Krusty Krab SpongeBob-themed after the critic Gene Scallop made a positive review about the fry cook. He went too far by creating the Spongy Patty; a Krabby Patty used with old, expired yellow patty meat that was not in the freezer. Eating these caused the customers to get sick, turn yellow, and have distended bellies, nearly getting Mr. Krabs convicted and shutting down the Krusty Sponge.
In the episode "Selling Out," the Krabby O' Mondays used gray sludge (believed to be garbage) to make Krabby Patties. The "garbage" came out of a pipe and onto a conveyor belt, where it was then shaped and painted to look like an actual Krabby Patty. When the customers realized what they were eating, they were disgusted and ran out of the restaurant.
In the episode "20,000 Patties Under the Sea," SpongeBob and Patrick find a submarine while playing and Mr. Krabs tells them to turn the submarine into a mobile Krusty Krab. Soon, Plankton is jealous and he starts his own mobile restaurant submarine too using the bucket-holding hand part of the Chum Bucket. The three later fall into an abyss where a sea monster that slept for seventy-nine years has been. Soon, the sea monster gets hungry and SpongeBob decides to feed him. The sea monster buys six hundred forty Krabby Patties, but an extremely furious Plankton drops Chum Charges on them. The Chum Charges explode and they blow holes in the submarine. Plankton, distracted with sinking the Krusty Krab, crashes into the cliff, and he floats down with a parachute to SpongeBob's submarine. A piece of chum goes through the holes, and it lands on a pair of buns. The sea monster tries the new "Chum-wich", and he likes it. Then, more chum starts to go through the holes, and SpongeBob and Patrick cook more Chum-wiches. After his meal, the sea monster complains that he wants dessert. Plankton then falls off the submarine, and rolls down the side of the cliff, gathering dirt as he is rolling. The Sea Monster mistakes Plankton for a chocolate éclair, and begins chasing him, wanting to eat Plankton as his dessert.
The Krusty Dog was made in the episode "Krusty Dogs." SpongeBob creates a patty shaped like a hot dog and it becomes popular and it surpassed the Krabby Patty as the best food at the Krusty Krab. With SpongeBob missing the patties and Squidward embarrassed with his outfit, especially around children, they team up to get customers to stop eating the Krusty Dogs by making them think it is poisonous, but this makes them crave it more. SpongeBob comes up with the idea to stuff them with balloons and inflating them before the customer eats it, no one wants to have one after that and they go back to the original patties, but Squidward has to wear a more humiliating costume. Mr. Krabs also managed to replace Krabby Patties with Krusty Dogs in this episode.
The Krusty Krab Pizza only appeared in "Pizza Delivery." The only reason this was made was because a customer, on the phone, asked if they served pizza, Mr. Krabs quickly smashed a few Krabby Patties into a pizza. Krusty Krab Pizzas are made out of crushed up, and clawed Krabby Patties, put into a box. "The Krusty Krab Pizza, is the Pizza for you and me."
The Kiddie Patty is a smaller version of a Krabby Patty and has a smile on the top bun available in Krusty Kid's Meals. despite this, it costs a dollar more, probably because it is "30 percent cuter." Usually, the smaller meals cost less, but not to Mr. Krabs. This was used in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V."
A Monster Krabby Patty is a larger version of a Krabby Patty. Based on Squidward's comments, it is a rare order. This item was a key aspect of the plot line in the episode "All That Glitters." The amount of meat required for this item put too much force on SpongeBob's spatula, which broke. Later, SpongeBob's spatula didn't break, but his arm got detached.
In "Greasy Buffoons," ever since SpongeBob cleaned out a massive container full of grease, Plankton had the idea of products with irresistible grease to attract customers. To gain his customers back, Mr. Krabs started his own greasy products. After a feud, the health inspector would force the two rivals, Krabs and Plankton to shut down their restaurants unless the grease was gotten rid of.
The defeated deluxe patties would soon be replaced by Yummy Bunz, which were literally buns covered in grease. Plankton laid off patties and stuck it to grease being the only ingredient of the product and had extra flavor. The Crispity Crunchites would attract customers in a crowd just like his other greasy products. Mr. Krabs would later use "Wow!" Soup to take back success. This is actually just grease on a paper plate.
Krabby Patty with Toenail Clippings and Nosehair
This is a nasty Krabby Patty ordered by Squidward in the episode "Krusty Towers." Squidward wanted Mr. Krabs to eat it, but he refuses. SpongeBob then tells Mr. Krabs that is not a Krabby Patty with cheese, toenail clippings, and nose hair so Mr. Krabs eats it. Unfortunately, there are toenail clippings and nose hair on the Patty as Mr. Krabs gets angry at SpongeBob. SpongeBob then tells Mr. Krabs that they were all out of cheese meaning it was a Krabby Patty without cheese, toenail clippings, and nose hair. The next scene shows Patrick's room full of cheese. This patty actually looks like a normal Krabby Patty.
A variation created by SpongeBob in an attempt to make Mr. Krabs and Plankton work together. This patty is supposedly delicious. The recipe is:
Four pounds Grade A Love
One tablespoon listening
Two tablespoons Understanding
Hold in Warm Heart
Crust-Cutted Krabby Patty
This is a version of a Krabby Patty only with the crust on the bread cut off. It is only seen in the episodes "Bubble Buddy" and "Krusty Towers." In both cases, Squidward ends up cutting the crust off the bread. He first does it for Bubble Buddy and then does it for Patrick.
A burger featured in the episode "Born to Be Wild." It has mainly the usual fixings and toppings as seen on any other patty. The difference is that the burger meat is shaped like a bicycle/motorcycle. This patty, however, is a bit smaller than a regular circular patty.
While it is probably just a normal Krabby Patty, it may have a different taste because the main target of the patty is a motorcycle gang (e.g.: it could possibly be spicy).
These Krabby Patties were made with the gooey remains of the Jellions and the Evil Alien Jellyfish Overlord in "Planet of the Jellyfish." These burgers look like regular Krabby Patties except unlike a regular Krabby Patty, these have special "Freaky Clone Jelly Relish" on them and it makes lots of money for The Krusty Krab.
Squidward's Krabby Patty
In the episode "The Algae's Always Greener," a customer complains about his patty made by Squidward behind the grill. The patty contained moldy meat and buns, hair, an eyeball, a sock, a plank of wood, nails, and a dead fly. Plankton then yells at Squidward.
In the episode, "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?," Mr. Krabs makes an agreement with Don Grouper about making a convenient meal which he calls the "Frozen Krabby Patty." Don Grouper suggests maximizing profit by adding sand as filler, which Mr. Krabs quickly agrees.
Initially, it was a success, with everyone buying them from the supermarket and getting their convenience of not having to Krusty Krab to get them. This, however, was later shown that the side effects of the filler were greatly enlarged buttocks.
Other Restaurant Variations
Note: They are not to be confused with the Krusty Dog.
The Weenie Patties were first created after SpongeBob chopped up hotdogs into smaller, rounder shapes at the Weenie Hut. He then places patty buns on them and presents them to the Mr. Wiener. He does not like the looks of the Weenie Patties and fires SpongeBob. However, it turns out that Mr. Wiener's customers loves the Patties and even has a couple of thugs kidnap SpongeBob and force him to make more. It was only seen in "SpongeBob You're Fired."
The Noodle Patty was created when SpongeBob combined noodles from Wet Noodle and a Krabby Patty bun. Noodleman did not like it and fired SpongeBob. Later, Noodleman fights for SpongeBob because his customers apparently liked them. It was only seen in "SpongeBob You're Fired."
The Pizza Patty was created when SpongeBob combined a pizza from Pizza Piehole and a Krabby Patty bun. Pizza Pete did not like it and fired SpongeBob. Later, Pizza Pete fights for SpongeBob because his customers apparently liked them. It was only seen in "SpongeBob You're Fired."
The Burrito Patty was created when SpongeBob combined a burrito from Taco Sombrero and a Krabby Patty bun. Señor Taco liked it, but after his taste tester chomped the Burrito Patty, spraying its filling into the faces of two bystanders, he fired SpongeBob. Later, Señor Taco fights for SpongeBob because his customers apparently liked them. It was only seen in "SpongeBob You're Fired."
The Krabby Patty can also have a dangerous and unfortunate side effect. When way too many Krabby Patties are eaten at one time, the consumer will get very fat in the thigh area and explode. This happened to Squidward in "Just One Bite," when he broke into the Patty Vault and ate too many Krabby Patties at once. Fortunately, Squidward was only reduced to a living head and survived the explosion and somehow got his body back in later episodes.
However, if one does not have a Krabby Patty after an extensive period, he/she will suffer from Krabby Patty Withdrawal. If one does not eat a Krabby Patty during the withdrawal, he/she will mumble about it for the next three and a half minutes like Patrick did in "Pat No Pay." Krabby Patty withdrawal is due to thinking of the Krabby Patty which causes severe stomach aches. Such physiological and psychological symptoms suggest that the Secret Ingredient is a Krabby Patty supposedly contains highly addictive properties, or is possibly even some sort of narcotic.
Secret sauce - Unexplained
A teaspoon of raspberry
Na na na
A splash of Whee
Jellyfish Jelly (Jelly Patty only)
Secret Formula - Unexplained
Although it is unknown what the Krabby Patty Formula is, Stephen Hillenburg has hinted that the formula is vegetarian.
Krabby Patty is frequently misspelled on the menu as "Krabby Pattie." One example is in the episode "Pickles."
Replicas of a Krabby Patty can be made from sand or mud, as seen in "Ugh" and "To Save a Squirrel," but they usually taste horrible. In "Extreme Spots," Patrick tasted a sandy Krabby Patty and said: "A bit dry, but flavorless. I'll take two dozen." Of course, Patrick will eat and enjoy almost anything.
Throughout the series people order a Krabby Patty with Kelp Fries and a sea foam soda.
The Krabby Patty was originally called the "Barnacle Burger" or the "Krusty Patty."
Once consumed, the body needs it to function properly, which suggests that the Secret Sauce contains a highly addictive substance or narcotic.
A common misconception is that the Krabby Patty Secret Formula is the order of condiments and vegetables in between the top and bottom bun, even though it is actually the recipe for the patty meat itself.
The price for a Krabby Patty changes constantly throughout the series. A notable price change was in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie where they rose to be over $99.
An explanation for this could be Mr. Krabs trying to make more money, because he saw King Neptune arriving at the Krusty Krab.
In the episode "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful," SpongeBob was seen trying to follow the complete life cycle of a Krabby Patty, by making it and then throwing it away and throwing himself away with it and succeeded.
Mr. Krabs has the Krabby Patty Secret Formula written down on a piece of paper. He keeps the paper rolled up and inside a bottle. The hidden location of the bottle changes constantly because Mr. Krabs needs to keep the formula hidden from Plankton. Once Plankton discovers the location of the formula, Mr. Krabs needs to change it.
Some of the locations of the formula have been: In Mr. Krabs' well, in a cubical steel safe, under the floorboards in Mr. Krabs' office, at home under Mr. Krabs' mattress, in SpongeBob's kitchen, etc.
Krabby Patties have made Mr. Krabs a millionaire.
In the Irish dubbed version of SpongeBob SquarePants that airs on TG4 in the Republic of Ireland, the Krabby Patty is called a "Krabby Burger" instead.
It is shown in "Squirrel Record," a Krabby Patty saved Sandy's life from raw chum because Sandy was trying to make a record to eat raw chum and survive.
In most season one episodes and several season two episodes, the Krabby Patty sesame seeds are black instead of white. In most season one episodes the buns are browner, and less orange. The Krabby Patties are also smaller in season one and part of season two.
In the early Russian dub, the Krabby Patties were called "Крабсбургеры," which translates to Krabby Burger, However, In season one it is called "Ленивая Пэтти" which translates to Lazy Patty. Currently they are called "Крабовое Пате" which sounds much like Krabby Patty but actually translates as Krabby Pate.