Five Burger Trends for 2016

November 24, 2015

My prediction for 2015 was for a Year of the Cheeseburger, meaning renewed popularity for classic, simple, top-quality burgers, and I think that has been one of this year’s most prominent narratives. OK, the forecast for more burger/coffee pairings may not have been prescient, but expectations that in-house pickling, breakfast burgers and non-meat burgers would be more important worked out well enough. My predictions for 2016 spring from a conviction that burger bars are evolving and maturing.

√ First, I’m expecting next year to be a Year of the “Bar” in Burger Bar. Burger/beer pairings are common and even brewery-sponsored…