We've linked to Wayne Geyer's cheeseburger list before, but it looks like we missed his awesome "Cheeseburger Rules" flowchart. It sums up a lot of how we at AHT feel or have felt about burgers over the years. Snip:
Disqualifications: Miscellaneous — "steamed," "char-broiled," "teriyaki-glazed," "in a pita," and especially "gourmet," an insidous marketing gimmick developed by "legitimate" restaurants in the 1980s. Allowed yuppies to "slum it" by ordering an excessive, gaudy "burger" which bears little or no resemblance to the honest, hard-working American classic. Hallmarks include open-faced presentation (on an onion bun) with leaf lettuce, red onions, and a pickle spear. (See also: Mushroom and Swiss burger with grilled onions).
[via Trudy Wastweet]
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