Toppings Over Time: How Burger Toppings have Evolved Decade by Decade


During the burger’s century-long mainstay on menus, its makeup has stayed relatively the same – save for the toppings. Throughout time, burger toppings have evolved to meet the preferences and temptations of customers. While some have had a long reign, others were dismissed faster than you could say “canned beets.” Here’s a look at how toppings have changed throughout the years.

The State of Burgers in the U.S. 2022

It seems like all areas of foodservice have been feeling the heat for the past two years. So what does this mean specifically for burgers? To get an idea, we spoke with Chef Bradley Borchardt, Cargill Senior Corporate Chef of Innovation and Strategy, for his insight into the state of burgers. PANDEMIC PALATES Early in

The State of Burgers in the U.S. 2021

Green Chile Cheese Melt

“The burger brings people back to happy times – it’s nostalgic, comforting,” explains Chef Bradley Borchardt, Cargill Senior Corporate Chef of Innovation and Strategy, “it’s the closest thing the U.S. has to a staple food.” It was loved before the pandemic, needed during the pandemic, and will never play itself out … it’s an iconic,

The Total Burger

Prime Rib Burger Platter with Asparagus

The health halo is important Attributes such as “natural,” “organic” and “fresh” are increasingly important to health-conscious consumers. According to Bonnie, Riggs, restaurant industry analyst at The NPD Group, the industry is “definitely seeing a health movement, not a fad.”** So, try offering your signature burger “naked,” and served in a romaine lettuce wrap instead

FAQs: Answers to Common Burger Questions

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Q. Can I cook a burger to a customer’s desired doneness? A. For the safety of your operation and your patrons, Cargill follows the USDA recommendation to cook burger patties to an internal temperature of 160°F to kill most harmful bacteria. Use a calibrated meat thermometer to check the patty’s temperature in multiple locations to