people can get pretty fancy with them hamburger toppings. some people swear avocado, while others are only happy when they have a whole lot of spoonfuls sautéed on top of their burgers Mushrooms. However, it turns out that most of us are pretty basic when it comes to burgers.
a new poll From data analytics firm YouGov, surveying more than 9,000 American adults, found that the most popular topping by a long shot is cheese. In fact, two-thirds of respondents said they generally choose the cheeseburger over the regular cheese-less burger.
While it should come as no surprise that cheese is a popular choice, the topping went beyond even the most basic fixin’. Only 62% of respondents reported that they generally opt for lettuce on their burgers, compared to 67% of the votes for cheese, only 58% for tomatoes, equal portions for ketchup and only 53% for onions. The survey didn’t specify, but we’re willing to bet that most people go for Cheddar, which is America’s Most Popular Cheese.
The survey’s 9,394 respondents were invited to select all the toppings that applied. Women were more likely than men to say they generally used ketchup, while men were more likely than men to go for bacon. Participants aged 55 and older were more likely to put cheese on their burgers than those aged 18 to 24, while the youngest respondents were more than twice as likely to be than their oldest counterparts That they top their burgers with french fries.
So what were the least popular toppings of all? Thousand Island dressing was the least preferred option, followed soon by ranch dressing and hot sauce. In fact, more people are okay with putting an egg on their burger than a drizzle of hot sauce. Meanwhile, only 1% of respondents said they don’t put any toppings on their burgers (we’ll call them brave), and 3% said they don’t even eat burgers.
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