There is a reason for why burgers often decompose and we get all messy when eating them. According to an interesting video from INSIDER magazine’s YouTube channel, we have been eating burgers wrong our entire lives!
Experts say that the correct way of eating burger would be to flip it upside down and then dig in. Since the top bun is usually way thicker than the bottom one, it can absorb more juices and can better hold the ingredients.
“Burgers are served the way they are purely for aesthetics,” says Simon Dukes, founder of the blog Burger Lad. “The crown (the top of the bun) is generally thicker (and therefore stronger) than the heel, so for a better eating experience, you should actually flip it upside-down to eat it. The crown will then hold the weight of everything else, and there is less likelihood of it falling apart in your hands. A true burger connoisseur should always eat their burgers upside down.”
But even people who eat burgers upside down disagree about the proper execution of this method. Some say you should immediately flip the burger when its served to you, while others argue it you should wait until you start eating. The best way is to try both and see which one is more efficient.
To learn more about the right and wrong ways of eating a burger, check out INSIDER’s video below.