In a world where the price of burgers is now a $1 price tag, it’s easy to forget how expensive these iconic meat sandwiches were a decade ago.
A recent Bloomberg survey of over 200 hamburger lovers found that most people have never even considered the $1 or less that they pay for the classic sandwich.
The study, which was conducted in the aftermath of a nationwide recall of a new type of burger made by the same company that makes the original Hamburger Helper, also found that nearly two-thirds of Americans would never consider buying a hamburger if it cost $1 instead of $4.
In fact, just 9 percent of respondents said they would consider ordering a hamburgger from the company if it had a $4 price tag.
Despite the high price of the hamburger today, it took the same amount of time to cook the original version of the sandwich, which cost about $8 to make, as it would have to cook a new one, said Josh Mazzola, senior food editor at Bloomberg.
In other words, a $2.50 hamburger could cost you less than $1 if it was made in the 1970s, he said.
If you’re one of the people who would still pay $1 for a hamburburger, you may have to start planning ahead, he added.
But, for some people, the $4 Hamburger is a bargain.
Hamburger is one of those things that is just a great sandwich.
It’s like a steak with a little sauce.
This was one of my favorites from the original hamburger.
I remember eating it at work one time and thinking it was the best hamburger I’d ever had, Mazzana said.
The new Hamburger Recipe is now available in all of our restaurants and online.