It’s finally grilling season. And that means Americans all across the country will be firing up the flames to cook a perfectly juicy burger.
In honor of this sacred season our favorite food delivery service, Grubhub, put together a list of regional burger trends based on their order data. They took a look at the top toppings in the United States, cheese preferences, and even the most popular veggie burgers. Want to make your burger taste even better? Follow these top secrets.
America’s best burger toppings
Maybe you like your burgers plain. Or maybe you want all the fixins. But according to Grubhub, most Americans want pickles atop their patty. Following the salty slices in popularity are tomatoes, lettuce, onions and bacon.
And if you’re a condiment lover, hold on to your squeeze bottle, because mayo came in first—followed by ketchup and mustard. We were shocked mayo took the top spot! Here are more fun ways to use the condiment.
Crazy for cheese
For all you dairy lovers, Grubhub found the most popular cheese choices, too. American cheese was number one, followed by cheddar, Swiss, provolone, and Pepper Jack. (Psst! If you like cheeseburgers, you’ll love these inspired recipes.)
A very veggie nation
Grubhub also noted a new trend in burger orders: meat alternatives are on the rise. Vegetarian and vegan-friendly patties are gaining more traction on menus across the country, thanks in part to revolutionary new products like the Impossible Burger. Get the full scoop on this meat-free patty.
These are the top two veggie-full picks, by region:
Midwest: Black bean burger + quinoa burger
South: Vegan burger + black bean burger
Northeast: Veggie burger + Impossible Burger
West: Tofu burger + Impossible Burger
Now that you know the answer to this big burger question, find out 11 more of your biggest questions about grilling, answered.