Burgers and sliders continue to rise in popularity and this week, it’s your chance to embrace the trend and celebrate International Burger Day.
Since 2016, they’ve remained the most popular food choice, and driven by both lunch and dinner meal occasions, this popularity lifted again in 2019.* For restaurants and cafes, this highlights the ongoing opportunity that burgers continue to present on menu.
During times of crisis, people seek out comfort and as many foodservice venues pivoted to takeaway during COVID-19, burgers continued their popularity. A new phenomenon arising from the restrictions was “Our Best Pub Dishes – Home to you!” and burgers remained firmly in the top three most popular dishes on the “Our Best Pub Dishes”.*
To celebrate International Burger Day, we spoke with Rob Lechowicz from Blackwood Pantry
. Rob’s career started in fine dining hatted restaurants in both Australia and overseas, with his style evolving to casual dining through the years. He shared with us his views on trends in burgers and where he sources his inspiration from.