Memorial Day is not only the traditional start of the grilling season, but this year National Hamburger Day falls on Memorial Day! What a deal!
There will be many, many burgers consumed during this extended holiday weekend.
If your preference is that someone else do the cooking, there is a restaurant at every corner to serve up your burger your way. A survey by offers.com of more than 1,000 Americans across the country finds Texas following the national trend of making Five Guys the go-to spot.
Here’s a map of who likes what.
In Texas, a majority (24%) chose Five Guys as their favorite burger joint. McDonalds (16%) and Burger King (15%) followed in second and third place; Carl’s Jr. in fourth. At the very bottom of the list is Whataburger. “Yeah, I was surprised. As a native Texan I love Whataburger, but only 2% said that Whataburger was their favorite place to grab a burger,” says offers.com spokesperson Sarah Hollenbeck.
If we have to do the cooking, 49% of Texans say a classic burger is their best, while 14% prefer to order a double. Grass-fed burgers (12%) and turkey burgers (11%) are also popular options for Texas.
What do Texans like to put on their burgers? Here are the top five toppings for your state:
14% of Texans admitted to eating burgers several times a week, while 34% chow down just once a week. 29% will only stop at their favorite burger joint once a month.