Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day: Burger Brigade!

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend is almost here! Who else is anxious for the first major holiday of the year? For us, we're big fans of grilling during Memorial Day weekend... and our favorite thing to grill are burgers. Speaking of which, have you noticed how many burger places are popping up? There has been a definite increase in burger sales last year as a result of new and updated burger fast food chains all around the country. And because May is National Burger Month, I came across some fun fast food burger info based on a poll conducted by Ranker.com. Below are the results of the poll which closed on May 11th and the poll included 46 fast food burger spots for consumers to rank. The Top 10 as determined by over to 42,000 votes are as follows:

1. In-N-Out Double Double

2. Five Guys Hamburger

3. Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger

4. Whataburger Original Whataburger

5. Burger King Whopper

6. Wendy’s Baconator

7. Fuddruckers The Original Fudds

8. Wendy’s ¼ LB Single

9. Steak ‘n Shake Double ‘n Cheese Steakburger

10. Fatburger Burger


While In-N-Out, Five Guys and Wendy’s dominated the Top 10 overall, Ranker’s poll also reveals:

· Men’s top choice is Five Guys Hamburger and also voted the Burger King Whopper in their Top 3.

· Women chose the In-N-Out Double Double as their top choice and also ranked the Wendy’s Baconator in their Top 3.

· Millennials #1 choice was the Wendy’s Baconator. They were the only group to also vote the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese and the McDonald’s Big Mac in their Top 5.

· While the In-N-Out Double Double was #1 for West Coasters, Fatburger’s Burger and Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger followed close behind.

· Midwesterners #1 choice was Culvers Butter Burger.

· Southerners top pick was the Whataburger Original.

· Northeasterners voted Five Guys Hamburger #1 and also voted White Castle Sliders in their top 3.


Now that we know how the country feels about their burger preferences and where to get them, here's a round up of some of our favorite burger recipes! What is your favorite burger you may be enjoying this Memorial Day holiday?!

Bratwurst Burgers on a Pretzel Bun

Get a taste of Germany with a seasoned bratwurst patty
served with sauerkraut on a pretzel bun...

L.A. Burgers

These L.A. Burgers pay tribute to the sunny California flavors but
you don't need to be from California or Los Angeles to appreciate these!...

Big Mac Burgers

Recreating a fast food burger never tasted so delicious...

Provolone cheese, a mixture of caramelized sweet red onion and 
a melange of sauteed bell peppers gives this burger props to the Philly cheesesteak.

With every bite, you get caramelized mushrooms and onions, tender veal, 
cool lettuce, juicy tomato and a creamy pesto mayo to tie it all together...

Turkey Cobb Burger

All the best parts of a cobb salad sit atop a flavorful turkey patty 
to pay homage to a favorite salad...

Topped with sliced avocado, sweet red onions, chopped lettuce and 
pepper jack cheese, these burgers capture the deliciousness of California...

Topped with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and bright basil leaves, 
this make sthis such a satisfying burger all in itself. 

A savory garlicky butter adds a whole new dimension of flavor to a classic burger...

hick and juicy beef patties are studded with crumbled blue cheese, fresh parsley, and a caramelized onions with a topping of sautéed mushrooms on a buttery brioche bun...

Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers

These burgers have caramelized onions formed right into the patty, 
making it especially delicious, flavorful and juicy... 

These burgers had a delicious cheesy surprise in the middle 
that will have any cheeseburger fan raving...