|Trending toward “better burgers”|
By Laura McGuire
October 26, 2011
Most popular burgers on Canadian menus
Specialty burgers top the list of Canada’s most popular burgers, according to MenuMonitor data. As Canadians continue to demand “better burgers,” restaurant operators must continually innovate in burger offerings. Specialty burgers allow operators room to differentiate their burger offerings from those of competitors with new flavour combinations. Eggspectation offers a Mango Burger – grilled beef topped with slices of mango, lettuce, tomatoes and red onions with a honey-orange mustard sauce.
Non-beef burger options are also gaining prevalence on menus. As consumers become more health-conscious, operators are offering more healthful protein alternatives on burgers. Chicken, fish and garden/veggie burgers all appear among the top 10 most popular burgers.
Sliders have maintained their popularity on Canadian menus. More and more operators are developing menus to include trendy sliders, or mini burgers, to cater to demand among younger consumers. The smaller portion size of these burgers is the driving force behind consumer interest, providing part of the fun factor of ordering sliders. Sliders are often offered as a mix-and-match option, thus providing patrons with the power to customize their meal.