National Cheeseburger Day: Where to get the best cheeseburgers in the DMV

Today, Sunday, Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day. According to the Burger Index, a study on consumption preferences and trends in America conducted by market research Top Data, there has been a significant increase in demand for burgers in the country—with an increase of 10.6% compared to last year.

Although there is little doubt that American loves their cheeseburgers, there is a debate over how we like them and where we should put our cheese. RTA Outdoor Living, a leader in custom prefabricated outdoor kitchens and cooking appliances, surveyed more than 1,000 people from coast to coast and found that15% of respondents feel the cheese should go under the burger. It also found a divide regarding the best level of “doneness,” with 80% of respondents agreeing on medium but 17% wanting their burgers well-done and the remaining 3% opting for rare.

“Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.”

Matthew McConaughey

When it comes to finding one of the country’s favorite eats in the DMV, there are plenty of options. Here are a few of our favorites:

Unconventional Diner‘s Double Cheeseburger is available for dinner and includes lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, and pickles. Options include bacon and sunny egg.

Bourbon Steak‘s Prime Steak Burger is available on the lunch and bar menus and includes Cabot clothbound cheddar and a secret sauce.

Mercy Me‘s Sofrito Smash Burger is available for dinner and includes two beef patties, bacon jam, sofrito sauce, and provoleta.

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque‘s Brunch Burger is only available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and includes pork belly, fried egg, lettuce, and a pork rind.

Duke’s Grocery‘s Proper Burger is available at all of its locations and includes Creekstone Farms Angus beef patties, melted gouda, pickles, charred red onion, sweet chili sauce, rocket, and garlic aioli on a brioche bun.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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