Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Almost half of all U.S. restaurants serve hamburgers - not so in Prague

According to a recent article in Nation's Restaurant News, 44% of all American restaurants offer hamburgers on the menu. 14% of all restaurant meals are hamburgers, and 42% of those orders are for bacon cheeseburgers.

A good tour of the best burgers in the U.S. can be found in the book Hamburger America or on the author's blog about his travels tasting burgers all over America.

Despite a growing number of American restaurants in Prague, I haven't found many really great burgers here. Brewsta of the Czech Please blog wrote an article on the burgers of Prague in February 2008. I may take a tour of these places (and a few more) and see for myself where the best burger in Prague can be found.


Brewsta said...

I thought you might find this article in today's NY Times interesting:


Jack DeNeut said...

@brewsta - Thanks for the link. Although the French burgers look interesting, I have a rule that $10 is all I'll pay for a cheeseburger, no matter how much goose liver you put on top of it.

I keep breaking this rule in Prague, because even a mid-tier restaurant like Husa charges about $15 for a burger. Even the "Big Tasty" at McDonald's is approaching $5.00!