New Trend Report Says American Burger Consumption Is Increasing

Considering this blog's popularity is doing well, we would've said the same thing—but we don't have data to back us up, unlike this burger trend report released on Wednesday from food industry consulting firm Technomic that says almost half of Americans, 48 percent, eat a burger once a week, up from 38 percent in 2009. Aside from burgers being a good value, this increase is attributed to the growth of "better burger" chains that have raised consumers' quality expectations. Consumers are more open to trying burgers with different meats and more "exotic" toppings than they were before. (Keep in mind the survey was done on about 1500 people.) [via Eater]