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Old 08-06-2019, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by MichaelEmouse View Post
I don't get why burgers would be in a special category compared to any number of $50+ items in high-end restaurants. Is it because burgers are German/American + working class in origin and therefore don't have the potential to be high-end like steak or lobster?
Unlike lobster or a quality steak, ground beef is a common ingredient. And there's nothing difficult about cooking a burger. So an expensive high-end hamburger is going to stand out because it doesn't naturally belong among the other expensive high-end items on the menu.