– The UK’s perfect burger is a well done, Angus steak burger that’s 2.5 cm thick, topped with cheddar cheese and ketchup, inside a white sesame seed bun
– Bacon, cheddar cheese and caramelised onions are among the most popular burger toppings
– The nation’s favourite burger sauce is Ketchup
– OpenTable reveals 10 of the best burgers in the UK and where to get them
London, 26th August 2015… Brits may love their fish and chips, bangers and mash and roast dinners but there’s no denying that burgers are quickly becoming one of the nation’s favourite foods.
Thursday 27th August marks National Burger Day and OpenTable, the world’s leading restaurant booking website, is today revealing the results of a nationwide survey exposing what the UK has chosen as their all-time perfect burger.1
The study has revealed that on average Brits are consuming an impressive 1,668 burgers over a lifetime.2 OpenTable asked Brits to vote separately for each of the elements that make up a perfect burger, including the thickness, bun, topping and sauce, and it can now be revealed that the UK’s top choice is a well done, 2.5 cm thick Angus steak burger, topped with cheddar cheese and ketchup, inside a white sesame seed bun.
The research went on to reveal that men are eating more burgers than women, with British men admitting to buying 2.25 burgers a month, compared to just 1.7 burgers a month for women.
Looking closer at the different cities in the UK, it turns out that the people of Liverpool enjoy burgers the most, with Liverpudlians eating, on average, 2.4 burgers a month. The folk of Aberystwyth enjoy burgers the least with residents consuming just 1.1 burgers a month.
While the traditional Angus steak burger is the UK’s number one choice, the study also looked at the Britain’s’ favourite alternative burger, which turned out to be the venison burger, with 34% choosing this meat, over more exotic choices like ostrich, kangaroo and even zebra.
Mike Xenakis, Managing Director at OpenTable, comments, Whilst giving diners the chance to combine a number of different flavours, the versatile burger is just as tasty on its own, making it clear to see why it’s such a crowd-pleaser. With bacon, onion rings and even mac and cheese being considered as worthy toppings, the burger is now seen as a staple dish on thousands of menus across the country.”
In honour of National Burger Day, the restaurant experts at OpenTable have selected a roundup of some of the best burgers across the UK, and where to find them:
Ten of the best burgers in the UK*: