As we near the end of National Hamburger Month, we report on burger trends.

Forget bacon cheeseburgers, or burgers with lettuce, tomato and onion. They’re old school.

According to a survey by Flavor & The Menu, here are the hot-growth burger toppings at better restaurants:

  • Sriracha sauce +221%
  • Jam +113%
  • Pimento cheese +102%
  • Aïoli (garlic mayonnaise—here’s a recipe) +66%
  • Poblano #48%
  • Marmalade +40%
  • Truffles +36%
  • Habanero +32%
  • Horseradish +30%
  • Pickles +20%
    And for the burger itself:

  • Brisket +78%

    For fun, we looked around and found The Aussie Burger, popular Down Under. It starts with a lamb burger, and adds:

  • Bibb Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Bacon
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Fried Egg (runny)
  • Pickled Beets
  • Grilled pineapple ring
    Here’s the recipe.


    Trending Burger Toppings
    [1] What’s on your burger? Here are the offerings at better restaurants, per Flavor & The Menu).

    [2] Here’s what’s happening in Australia (photo courtesy True Aussie Beef & Lamb).

    Add your condiments of choice, but note: You may have to serve the Aussie Burger with a fork and knife, to scoop up everything that falls out when you take a bite.


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