The Gourmet Burger. Why is it Growing in Popularity?
They appeal to today’s market of health conscious and savvy consumers.
More Fast food joints are offering Bison Burgers, No, not McDonald’s or Burger King. but in lots of the Gourmet burger restaurants cropping up.
People are savvier about nutrition than they were 10 years ago and more want to eat Healthy. But this doesn’t seem to be dampening their love for the burger.
Growth of Gourmet burger joints was up by 43% in 2012 over 2011 according to market research firm NPD Group, while traditional fast-food burger chains had no growth.
Freshness and higher meat quality are a reason that the You’re seeing a lot of Bison being served. Ten years ago, that was certainly not the case.
Now people are very sensitive to the facts behind big factory meat farms. There is more information written up and shared about the cruelty of these factory farms. The excessive antibiotics given to farm animals and the careless use of hormones to augment growth.
You’ll find bison ranches in the western part of the country in most cases where there is enough land. Our farms are in Manitoba, Canada.
Bison meat is healthy, so eating a bison burger is a win win situation. You get to eat a burger, with all its nutritional value guilt free.
Bison burgers are tasty too. Slightly drier than beef burgers due to the lower fat content it’s a good idea to put toppings on burgers.
Gourmet Burger Topping Ideas
Try toppings such as:
- grilled peppers
- jalapeno peppers
- portobello mushrooms
- caramelized onion
- roasted onion with thyme and garlic
- cheese slices
- roasted garlic cheese spread
- sunny side up eggs
- avocado sliced or guacamole
- crushed chips (BBQ chips even better)
- spaghetti sauce
- BBQ sauce with brandy
- Madeira demi glace sauce
- horseradish mayonnaise