Americans just can’t get enough of the hamburger. At least that’s the conclusion of a new study from Technomic, which found that at least half of the people polled ate a hamburger every week, an increase from the 38 percent who did two years ago.
Which burgers are making the biggest leaps? That would be veggie and hormone-and-antibiotic-free burgers, which have gotten more popular as people worry more about where their beef is coming from. Fast food companies are certainly trying to cash in on people’s newfound love of gourmet burgers.
McDonald’s is reportedly testing the new English Pub Burger in several markets, a riff on their current Angus Third Pounder topped with hickory-smoked bacon, white cheddar and American cheese, grilled onions, steak sauce and Dijon mustard, all on an “artisan” roll.
Of course, Micky D’s has a long way to go when it comes to winning taste tests. According to a Consumer Reports poll, the Golden Arches came in last place when compared to 52 of its fast food brethren. The country’s favorite burger came from In-N-Out, the California-based chain whose fresh-never-frozen beef and in-house cut fries famously brought a Texas woman to tears when an outpost was opened near her home.
Tell us, what kind of burger gets your taste buds singing?
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