The hamburger has long been considered America’s unofficial food, and since its founding by two Americans in London more than 40 years ago, Hard Rock Cafe has served as a burger ambassador – bringing its “Legendary” selection of delectable American burgers to 57 countries around the world.
To celebrate National Burger Month this May, Hard Rock surveyed fans around the globe to determine international burger-eating habits and gain some insights as to why this American-staple has become an international favorite.
State of the Burger – Statistics
One for the money, two for the show … 73 percent of people surveyed eat at least one and up to five burgers per month
Cheese please … 22 percent of fans cited cheese as their favorite burger topping, with Cheddar being the top cheese of choice for more than 55 percent of respondents (a shocking upset for American cheese lovers everywhere)
International relations … the American burger is best suited for a French companion with 60 percent of those asked naming the French fry as their burger’s perfect mate (a mild surprise to shake fans)
Buns won … even in a carb-conscious world 89 percent of respondents wouldn’t think of enjoying a burger without a bun
Well played … 30 percent of burger connoisseurs surveyed prefer their burger cooked medium-well – with a slight pink center
Legendary griller … 26 percent of fans thought Bon Jovi would be perfect to man the burger grill at a summer-concert tailgate – beating out musical competitors like Justin Timberlake and Beyonce
“Bite it, Snap it, Post it, Win it”
Hard Rock Cafe is also giving fans a chance to celebrate National Burger Month with a beach getaway to the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana. Starting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, and continuing every day until Friday, May 31, 2013, fans who take a picture of themselves with a Hard Rock Legendary Burger at a U.S. Hard Rock Cafe location and post via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #hardrockburger will be entered to win a four-day, three-night stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana.
Just like the artists whose memorabilia lines the walls at Hard Rocks worldwide, the burgers Hard Rock Cafe has served for more than four decades are nothing short of “Legendary.” The Hard Rock Cafe menu features more than 10 Legendary