I saw an article today that Wendy's has updated their hamburger to bring it into this century and appeal to current consumers' tastes. See the article here.
That got me thinking about what my ideal burger is and how it compares to the ideal of other people at this forum.
I don't notice a difference if a burger is advertised as Angus or not. It doesn't even have to be all beef, as far as I'm concerned. I've gotten frozen burgers made with soybeans or black beans and they're very good so I'll take a burger if it's beef, bean, or part of each.
I don't like weird textured bakery buns, artisan bread, or even sesame seed buns anymore. Just a plain hamburger bun is good to me, as long as it's fresh, not stale.
I don't like pickles at all and will either ask to have my burger without them or pick them off.
I usually get burgers without onions, too, but will tolerate having them sometimes. I prefer onion rings rather than chopped up onions and I hate red onions. Vidalia onions are my favorite, followed by white or Spanish onions.
I prefer burgers with no condiments but mayonnaise, although I will sometimes get a Whataburger with mustard.
Plain iceberg lettuce is my favorite type of lettuce. It's crispy and juicy, not too hard or too bitter. I also love tomatoes on my burgers.
I'm not too picky about the cheese. Cheddar, American, and Monterey Jack are my favorites. I crave a bleu cheese burger at upscale burger or steak restaurants.
I've tried funky ingredients (like avocado, jalapeno or pineapple) on hamburgers for a change of pace but bacon remains my all-time favorite burger topping.
So, what do you like on your burger?