Burgers are so ubiquitous that in addition to burger-centric restaurants, you can find them at chains with a kitchen-sink menu and an emphasis on dessert like The Cheesecake Factory, Mexican restaurants like Border Grill, and fine dining destinations.
So, when you're at one of these non burger-centric restaurants, how often do you order a burger? Is your love affair with the beef and bun so strong that you opt for a burger wherever you go, or do you like to stick with the specialty of the house? Or maybe you're somewhere in-between? Take this week's poll and let us know.
Results from Last Week's Poll
Last week, we asked if lower-fat beef-alternatives like bison and elk are worth ordering over a full-fat beef patty. Here's what a few AHT'ers had to say:
I usually go with a bison burger when one is available, love the flavor and leanness of it. I also tend to go with grass-fed beef for its better fat profile, and I use grass-fed sirloin when I make burgers at home. The key, of course, is making sure they don't overcook it and turn it into a dry flavorless puck.
I'll order bison, elk, and ostrich because I like exotic & game-y meats, not because they're a lower fat alternative. That's a very minor side benefit that doesn't even enter my mental calculations.
When it comes to whether or not AHT'ers would choose a lower-fat alternative over a beef patty, the response was a resounding "maybe". Nearly half of AHT'ers (46 percent) said they might opt for a beef-like alternative once in awhile. In terms of hard "yes" and "no" answers, roughly the same amount of AHT'ers said they choose lower-fat beef alternatives whenever they can (23 percent) as those who were in the "beef or nothing" camp (24 percent), while only 8 percent of respondents said if they're looking for a low-fat burger, they'd rather eat a veggie or turkey burger.
Note: the poll remains open, so these numbers may shift slightly in the future.