Bring on the Yankee burgers!

28 Jul 2021 10:34
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THE classic Hamburger has been voted Britain’s favourite American takeaway cuisine, according to new research.

The poll by food ordering app Foodhub, reveals that over a third of the nation (33 per cent) favour the burger over all other American dishes, with southern fried chicken coming in second (28 per cent) and deep-pan pizza rounding off the top three (23 per cent).

When it comes to side dishes, almost half of the UK chose fries as their favourite, with onion rings following behind (34 per cent).

And who doesn’t love a sweet treat to finish off the meal? America has a huge offering of delicious desserts to tickle anyone’s tastebuds.

When it came to the poll, cheesecake took the biscuit with over a third of participants saying it was their pudding of choice, with apple pie as second favourite with 27 per cent of the vote and pancakes battering the competition to make it in the top three.

More than a quarter of women voted pancakes as their favourite dessert and, surprisingly, over one in 10 men claimed they don’t eat any sweet treats from the US.

American food has been in Brit’s meal plans for generations, and almost one in 10 order the country’s food from the takeaway once a fortnight in order to get their Yankee food fix.

 Ardian Mula, Foodhub spokesperson, said: “American dishes are such a staple cuisine in our everyday lives. As a nation, we regularly sit back and enjoy a meal from across the pond, whether its burgers, hot dogs or BBQ ribs.

“I was surprised to see that 14 per cent of participants claimed they’d never ordered American cuisine from a takeaway, as there are so many options to choose from.”


Four in 10 foodie fans said they think the dining experience is better in the US than in the UK, but Britain still came out on top with over half of the nation preferring UK traditional treats over American ones.

 It appears there is a huge generational divide when it comes to American cuisine, as 30 per cent of 65 and overs claimed they never order American food. Ten percent of 18–24-year-old Brits order American cuisine five times a week.

And it doesn’t stop there, as over a third of the younger generation said American food is nicer than British dishes.

That feeling is not shared by older British residents though, with 72 per cent of 65s and overs voting for traditional UK meals ahead of their American counterparts.


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