While the origins of National Burger Day aren’t very clear, we’re just glad of it’s existence, because after all it’s a great excuse to stuff our faces with our favourite burgers.
Burgers are one of the greatest things invented by humans. Fact. They come in a variety of types, and go perfectly well with a whole host of cheeses, fries and different sauces.
But sadly not all burgers are created equal, and here is a ranking of worst to best.
10. No patty burger
It’s a sad reality that this sort of burger actually exists.
Sure we’ve all experienced a no bun burger, perhaps when we are trying to cut back on the bread we are shoving into our gobs, but a no patty burger is a reality for many vegetarians and vegans.
Let’s a spare a moment of silence for those having to order essentially two chunks of bread with a bit of salad wedged inside because there is no suitable meat free option.
9. Rice burger
All the rage in the East and fancy spots in the UK, this means loading up on rice instead of meat.
In theory it sounds acceptable, but in reality it is a grainy mess.
No thank you.
8. Ostrich burger
Ah, for some strange reason this is the highlight of many a Christmas themed market.
Supposedly low in calories and high in iron, but this can’t overlook the fact that it is too chewy, smells funny and just doesn’t taste acceptable. No matter how much ketchup and mayonnaise you coat it in.
7. Veggie burger
We just aren’t impressed with veggie burgers, because they are so hit and miss.
Granted there are some decent options, such as bean patties and tofu burgers, but all too often they are disgusting.
Bland, either too watery or too chewy, and always loaded with a massive portion of creamy goats cheese. Vom.
May as well stick to the no patty burger.
6. Turkey burger
A decent variation, and always a good way to convince yourself that you are being a little bit healthy.
After all, that guy who makes those lean meals in 15 minutes is always raving about the benefits of turkey meat.
Except you have yours with a family portion of fries, all to yourself. No regrets.
5. Fish burger
So much choice when it comes to a fish burger, go for tuna, go for salmon, even go for a classic Filet-O-Fish from McDonald’s.
Even Kanye knows how great a humble Filet-O-Fish is.
Perfect with a load of tartar sauce, and a nice break from the standard cheeseburgers you usually have.
4. Kebab burger
The golden standard of drunken food.
What’s better than drunkenly chowing down a kebab at 3am on a Saturday morning?
Chowing down a kebab burger, thats what.
The great thing about the kebab burger is that it perfectly contains the meat, salad, sauces and whatever else your drunken self has shoved in there.
Makes for cleaner eating than the usual attempt of dangling kebab strips into your mouth.
3. Bacon cheeseburger
Simply cannot go wrong with this one.
As if there was any way to make a delicious cheeseburger even better, someone decided to whack in a load of bacon for an extra crispy and tasty treat for your undeserving tastebuds.
Throw in some mustard and pickles and you’ve got yourself a gourmet meal.
2. Chicken burger
Chicken, especially fried chicken may just be the greatest food in the entire world.
So of course any burger with a bit of chicken is always welcomed.
The best thing about this type of burger is that the opportunities are endless, you can go for a lean patty, a fried one, a double one, one covered in peri-peri sauce, once covered in peanut butter and so on.
There is simply no way to get this wrong.
1. Beef burger
When it comes to burgers the beef burger always comes out top.
Whether you call it a hamburger, a cheeseburger, a happiness burger it doesn’t matter, because this patty right here is the sole reason why burgers are so delicious.
Perfect with melted cheese oozing all over it, great addition to any BBQ and you would be forgiven for eating several in one sitting.
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