Q: “What are the latest burger trends we should be tapping into?”
DJ BBQ said:
Burger trends have always taken their inspiration from global flavour influences, especially America and their best kept secret is out! “Animal Style” burgers were recently part of America’s secret burger menus and they’re going to be big this year. What is an “Animal Style” burger? A quality burger with all the extra fixings and sauces to elevate it into the king of dirty burgers. You can do this by grilling the patty with a mustard glaze, adding a secret burger sauce, upgrading to fried pickle chips, swapping sliced onions for finely chopped caramelised onions. Use this to make your dish sing... It doesn’t get much tastier than this.
Choosing a quality, gourmet bun not only makes a burger look better, but it also makes it taste better. So always go gourmet with your bun! But that’s not to say you can’t be creative. We are starting to see a growth in bun customisation: create a plain glaze to dip the bun into which creates a surface for crunchy onions, nuts or even popcorn to stick to, for enhanced flavours and unique textures.