The All-Time Worst Food Crimes People Have Committed On Burgers

The simple hamburger has come a long way from being topped solely with lettuce, tomato and onions.

Indeed, many New Yorker's go to great lengths to replicate Shake Shack's addictive "shack sauce" to top their burgers.

While west coasters know to order their In-N-Out Burger's "Animal Style" to get the added grilled onions, thousand island sauce and extra pickles on a mustard grilled bun.

But these are relatively simple compared to many other variations on the simple, All-American hamburgers, as everything from a blue cheese, barbecue burger to a Kung-Pow shrimp burger can be found on menus all over the world.

And while some of these seemingly questionable experimentations proved to pay off handsomely, others most definitely did not.

Making pineapple on pizza seem positively tame.


Redditor Sir_Elyan was eager to learn the most horrific offenses ever made to a hamburger, leading them to ask:
"We argue about pizza toppings all the time, but what burger crimes have you witnessed?"

Size Doesn't Matter...

"Burgers that are too tall."

"I don’t want to dislocate my jaw eating that thing."

"Make burgers wide not tall."- like5or6

It's Not A Burger Without A Bun.

"Having toppings that make the buns soggy or just fall off when you try to take a bite out of it."- Whappingtime

Say Cheese!

"Those stupid 'food porn' burgers where they pour melted cheese allover the bloody thing."- BlightWhore

nacho cheese ooze GIFGiphy

Not So "Deliciously Different"...

"Used to work at Wendy's."

"I was taking orders this guy wants a triple baconator, ok."

"He asked for some sauces on the side, all right pretty normal."

"Gets 2 ranches and ghost pepper ranch and some hot honey."

"Nothing else, ok."

"Asks for extra onions and extra cheese."

"How much cheese you ask?"

"8 slices."

"Now, the triple baconator is a pretty big boy but its not big enough for all that cheese ok but hey he's paying, none of my business."

"Guy pulls around hand him his food asks if he needs anything like ketchup napkins or some more sauces."

"Gets some ketchup."

"Now, this man holds up the line for a while to open up his cold cheese monster and deconstructs it to create this wet saucey nightmare bites into it verbally goes 'MMMMM' and leaves."

"I'll never live that down."- TrashGorlUwU

Danny Green Sport GIF by Philadelphia 76ersGiphy

Some Take Their Burgers Very Seriously...

"There's a burger joint that the owner/chef was kind of a 'burger nazi'."

"Can't alter the burger with substitution or additional topings."

"Can't cook it any way except for Med Well."

"Can't cut it."

"The waitress actually told me if he sees a customer cut his burger he'll ask they never come back again."- shaka_sulu

Must Have Looked Pretty...

"Cheeseburger, but with sweet blueberries inside the patties."- Zelnite

It's All About The Packaging...

"I don't get those sugar glazed donuts or cinnamon bagel burgers."

"Also, living in an Asian country."

"We got rice patties clumped up and toasted and they become the bread."

"I'm not a fan."

"Give me a good brioche-like bread to sop up all the secret sauce."-

Dance Dancing GIF by matthewjocelynGiphy

They Do Things Differently Down Under...

"This comment may only make sense to Aussies."

"Got a steak burger with the lot from a new lunch bar that opened up near my work."

"When I went to eat I noticed they forgot the fried egg."

"No biggie I eat it anyway but next time I went in I mentioned they forgot the fried egg last time."

"They looked horrified and asked who on earth puts fried egg on a burger."

"Um, everyone?"

"That's why it's called 'the lot' is it not?"

"Apparently they've never heard of it."- MrsFlip

Plain old ketchup just isn't good enough for some people.

Even so, the fact that McDonald's, Burger King and Sonic have yet to put blueberries on a burger should be pretty telling...

Man with head in his hands
Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

"The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."

An aged old proverb reflecting on when people perform what they think are well-meaning, helpful acts, but in reality, only worsen a bad situation.

A day seldom goes by when people won't notice an example of this, either on the news, in the book they're reading, or simply walking down the street.

This could be anything from someone making promises to help out, but never delivering on them, to saving money for a less expensive cleaner, which turns out to radiate toxic fumes, resulting in the building being closed for an indefinite length of time.

Ideas which might seem good in theory, but are impractical, illogical, or even harmful, in practice.

Keep reading...Show less
A glowing red sign that says "Nintendo Virtual Boy"
Photo by Senad Palic on Unsplash

Unless you grew up with the most doting parents on the planet, there's probably a toy or two that you really wanted as a kid, but never received.

Whether it was too expensive for your parents to afford, or something like a noisy toy that was going to be way too annoying for your parents, there are probably some toys that you really missed out on as a child.

Keep reading...Show less
cooked fries
Photo by matthew reyes on Unsplash

When it comes to fast food places, no two places are the same. Wendy's spicy chicken nuggets are far superior to those from McDonald's, while no one does milkshakes quite like Dairy Queen.

I have always preferred burgers from In-N-Out, but my brother will always go for Five Guys.

There will always be debates when it comes to which establishment does fast food the best.

The biggest debate surrounds the ultimate side dish: french fries.

No one can ever seem to agree on which fast food chain has the best french fries, but that doesn't stop the debate. Redditors are engaged in that very debate as we speak!

Keep reading...Show less
People Dispel Common 'Facts' That Are Total BS
Photo by Taras Chernus on Unsplash

Some people will just believe anything.

And if you call a statement a fact long enough, many people take it as gospel.

Some facts are absolute truths, others can be malleable.

Science changes.

History evolves.

Lies are exposed.

And research is an actual art form.

Keep reading...Show less