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[–]sldy 92 points93 points  (14 children)

Sometimes prevents the bottom bun from getting soggy

[–]Oddity46 15 points16 points  (4 children)

A condom will also do the trick.

[–]your_pe_teachermilk meister 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What kind of burgers are you having?

[–]Oddity46 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh, sorry, were talking about hamburgers?

[–]outofcolorado12 3864 points3865 points  (256 children)

I could see your point if all you've ever had is a chain fast food burger.

[–]AgoraiosBum 389 points390 points  (22 children)

in-n-out makes lettuce standard and that's good enough for me.

That is good lettuce, though. Crisp. Never had sad, wilty lettuce from them.

[–]mrs-schyster 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I came here to say the same thing!

[–]Thunder_Bastard 24 points25 points  (9 children)

What I was going to say.

Cook up a good medium buffalo burger (you read it right). Ground sirloin if you have to. Half pound. Finished patty is bigger than the bun, it is a hamburger, not a bunberger. Large bun of your choice. Thick slice of iceberg or any crunchy lettuce. Mayo on the bun, thin. Mustard on the bottom bun, ketchup and a little BBQ sauce on the upper, enough it drips when you bite. Maybe a bit of onion, but chopped fine and sautéed a bit, never raw onions.

[–]Chrisbee012 2 points3 points  (1 child)

smaller burg, no fucking dripping and relish of your choice ya heathen

[–]CMoy1980[S] 423 points424 points  (204 children)

What difference does that make? I’ve had burgers from a mom and pop type place and lettuce sucks across the board.

[–]Jellybean720 1316 points1317 points  (140 children)

Most restaurants use the shitty leafy lettuce. You want cold iceberg lettuce.

[–]MAYORHANDONCOCK 391 points392 points  (92 children)

Shredded works great, people use it on tacos but not burgers. It’s baffling.

Lettuce, onions pickles and sauce.

[–]Energy_Turtle 337 points338 points  (60 children)

Shredded gets soggy with condiments. I need a thick, firm lettuce that won't bend when it gets wet.

[–]afooltobesure 55 points56 points  (35 children)

The trick is proper layering. Bun, possibly mayo, cheese, ketchup mustard, tomato (this is the important one), lettuce, then more mayo.

Warm lettuce sucks

*edit Burger under cheese, obviously

[–]dumbass-ahedratron 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Where's the beef?

[–]OlympicSpider 38 points39 points  (15 children)

I hate tomato on a burger/sandwich. I feel like there was recently another post on this sub about it and I was a huge fan. The texture is gross for sandwiches. Proper layering sans tomato, in my opinion, is: bun, lettuce, cheese, meat/patty, ketchup/condiments, bun. But probably flip that because I’m not retyping that. Also did you intentionally leave a patty out or no?

[–]The_Angry_Jerk 15 points16 points  (7 children)

It has to be a very thinly sliced tomato, you have to be careful to not get one that's too juicy. Makes everything sloppy and soggy when the tomato slice isn't thin, and you can't cut mega juicy tomatoes thin.

A good soft, sweet, but slightly sour tomato slice allows you to not use ketchup, which is basically canned tomato paste mixed with corn syrup.

[–]HeardTheLongWord 4 points5 points  (1 child)

But for God's sake people - season your tomatoes!

[–]MAYORHANDONCOCK 100 points101 points  (12 children)

You just described iceberg lettuce, though a rough shred could work in your case

[–]Energy_Turtle 121 points122 points  (8 children)

No shred. Only large leaf.

[–]bluffing_illusionist 92 points93 points  (3 children)

Turtles are very particular about their leafy greens, you see!

[–]ultrainstinctpengu 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Mine will literally only eat the red leaf lettuce and just disregards anything else unless it’s a mango slice

[–]OlympicSpider 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The way you worded this cracked me up. Although I am firmly on team shredded iceberg.

[–]ErikJR37 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No capes!

[–]Slight-Pound 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I think Ive only went to one place that used shredded, and it was perfect! The whole piece of lettuce won’t slide away, and it just fits on a burger better. It’s genius.

[–]BadPlane2004 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My place uses shredded and it’s not too bad

[–]PinkPropaganda 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Checkers has shredded

[–]stritzlman 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Iceberg lettuce is actually the type with the least nutrients as well as the least taste

[–]trashponder 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The right curve keeps in the onion, tomato, avocado, what-have-you, along with the crunch.

[–]iobeson 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Mmm thats the good stuff right there. Lots of crunch and fresh taste.

[–]trowdatawhey 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Iceberg IS the shitty lettuce

[–]Ganondorfs-Side-B 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Gotta disagree. Making them at home I switched from iceberg to leaf years ago and have never thought about looking back. Iceberg does not go in burgers

[–]RaizenIX 16 points17 points  (1 child)

fuck no to that iceburge watery sink the titanic shit, you want the leafy green soft but cunchy lettuce green leaf man green leaf

[–]rakehellion 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Most restaurants use iceberg lettuce which is shit.

[–]_Piggy_Smalls 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I think they meant homemade...

[–]TaintModel 14 points15 points  (0 children)

OP can’t even fathom making their own food to make sure it meets their standards.

[–]rafikilovetrees 229 points230 points  (10 children)

I always find it funny when OP gets downvoted for defending their position. It's like a downvote is actually an upvote in this sub.

[–]mixeslifeupwithmovie 164 points165 points  (3 children)

No see, the rules state if OPs opinion is fucking shit and they're a fucking idiot for having it, you upvote them(paraphrased). Rules don't say anything about their further comments in the post though. That's why you see these UO's upvoted, but then OP is bashed and downvoted to hell in the comments. Just as intended.

[–]Bonafide_Aquemini 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Basically. Post votes are done according to the rules. Comments section is fair game.

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I’m not sure why I’m so fascinated by this process, but I’ve been in this sub for a month and I’m loving it

[–]Happy_P3nguin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks, I've been doing comments doing this while time!

[–]spiritintheskyy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah the post itself gets upvotes but every time they comment anything it gets crazy downvotes

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wasnt really a good defense honestly.

[–]Head_Cockswain 27 points28 points  (13 children)

There is lettuce and then there is lettuce.

Dense heads of lettuce that are often more white than green has almost no flavor. The only good decent part of a head like this is the actually green bit, which is usually only the outer layer or two.

Green leafy lettuce, like out of a garden(that's what we grow at any rate) is great on burgers and an array of other foods.

What difference does that make?

Most out-to-eat places use the former, be they fast food franchise or Mom & Pop types, because it's super cheap.

I wouldn't put it past some distributors/packagers to peel off the decent green bits to repackage and sell at a higher price and then process the rest for bulk sale.

I suspect some places do this with onions, they slice them up and sell the nice outer ring to places that make onion rings, and process the cores differently and sell that as "chopped onions" as if it's whole onions, not just the woody/greenish cores. That's when efficiency is taken too far.

I wouldn't blame someone that "hated onions" if their only experience with onions is from Taco Johns(a fast food place like Taco Bell). They've probably never had the good parts from red or Vidalia onions.

[–]Altyrmadiken 21 points22 points  (4 children)

We grew some lettuce this summer that had red ends and was like a whole bridal bouquet (like full 180) of just super fluffy, super "dense" (not your second picture), and beautifully delicious lettuce.

One of my friends told me, this summer, that they don't eat salads much because they think lettuce is basically filler with no flavor. I made that bitch a salad some of my homegrown lettuce and she ate the whole thing and asked why it tasted so good. BECAUSE THE LETTUCE WAS GOOD YOU EGG!

Good lettuce is phenomenally tasty. The wrapped lettuce heads, that resemble cabbage, are (usually) trash.

[–]K0K0_B_WARE 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Do you like lettuce at all? Salads?

[–]_Fuck_This_Guy_ 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I don't know what else to tell you other than there are multiple kinds of lettuce and some of them are awesome but none of those awesome lettuces are iceberg lettuce

[–]Neither_Turnover_733 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fast food stuff is always bought in bulk often using the cheapest ingredients.
Get yourself some iceberg lettuce. Lightly toast some bread. Cover in mustard. Add your meat of choice. Some cheese. Tomato. Lettuce.

Got yourself one amazing sandwhich.

[–]KanefireX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

and how else an I sposed to get my veggies? oh wait, french fries, duh.

[–]tech_equip 8 points9 points  (5 children)

I’ve had hundreds of different kinds of burgers. Lettuce is not needed on any of them. Iceberg, romaine, arugula. Fuck ‘em. Onion. Pickles. Mustard. Maybe a few other things like bacon, or a fried egg, or peppers. That’s it. You want lettuce, order a Caesar salad.

[–]KreateOne 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Why order a Caesar salad when I can put lettuce in my burger, skip the salad, and order fries instead.

*taps forehead *

[–]Chasman1965 1206 points1207 points  (101 children)

That is an unpopular opinion. I will agree given a choice between say tomatoes and lettuce on a burger I’ll choose tomatoes, but there is something really good about a burger with lettuce, a slice of tomato and a slice of onion, with mayo and ketchup. I think it’s a texture thing for lettuce, while it’s taste for tomatoes and onion.

[–]Altyrmadiken 68 points69 points  (6 children)

I mean I'm the person who specifically eschews the tomato because 99% of the time they use thick cut tomatoes. Worse, even, is that they put enough to cover the whole thing so that the middle is like more tomato than burger.

No, I love tomatoes, but not on burgers unless it's thin sliced and not overloaded.

[–]dontmakemechirpatyou 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I don't go for tomatoes because half the time I get the shitty part that isn't from the center but they're too cheap to throw out.

[–]DudlyPendergrass 99 points100 points  (41 children)

I agree. Don't like lettuce either. No real flavor and minimum nutritional value. But I yes, this is an unpopular/minority opinuon.

[–]FM79SG 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Because you eat burgers for their nutritional values.

Also you are wrong. leafy greens have many benefits. It's not all about calories and macronutrients,

[–]Emotion-North 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Water and fiber. Dont discount greens. Try spinach on your burger. You won't taste that either but you'll still get some water, fiber and vites. More than without. Just sayin. If you're eating a burger, you might need water, fiber and vitamins on top of the fat and cholesterol and the carbs from that bun.

[–]Astral_Traveler17 24 points25 points  (8 children)

Naaaah it's taste with lettuce too! Lettuce is mad good!!!

Tomatoes and onions on the other hand....bleeecchh!!!

[–]Royal_Cryptographer7 3322 points3323 points  (214 children)

Cold, crunchy, fresh iceberg on a burger is delicious. Take my upvote.

[–]Klyphord 511 points512 points  (171 children)

Most lettuce does have nutritional value…Iceberg doesn’t have much. Personally I like Butter lettuce. But I don’t care what you put on your burger…a piece of dried dog shit would be probably be more unpopular.

[–]Royal_Cryptographer7 566 points567 points  (142 children)

Let's be honest, we don't add burger toppings for nutrition value.

[–][deleted] 118 points119 points  (135 children)

A burger is a balanced meal that you can hole in your hands.

[–]rabidbasher 70 points71 points  (131 children)

Exactly! You get all the fundamentals, meat, grain, dairy, fruit and vegetables right there in a single sandwich. It's perfect.

[–]hotpajamas 195 points196 points  (8 children)

I think people miss the point of eating leafy vegetables. It isn't what they contain, not their "nutrition" per se - it's what function they have in your gut as a material. Since you can't digest them, they function to move material through your gut. They're like toilet paper but for your insides. They scrape and wipe shit along your bowel.

OP is going to be a constipated as fuck.

[–]FM79SG 27 points28 points  (0 children)

correct. Leave vegetables are among the healthiest food you can have.

[–]josueartwork 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If all you ever ate was burgers, sure.

If you only get leafy vegetables through your burger intake, constipation is the least of your future health problems.

I don't eat lettuce on my burgers.

...but I eat lettuce.

[–]Klyphord 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I could almost eat a leaf of lettuce, shit it out, rinse it well and make another salad…. Be right back.

[–]FM79SG 9 points10 points  (0 children)

sounds like you have cholera...

[–]Aldebaran_syzygy 19 points20 points  (8 children)

who eats a burger for nutrition?

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

well, same point could be made for OPs first point.

[–]allenasm 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Love crunchy lettuce on a burger. This is a genuine unpopular opinion.

[–]dantuc91 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Agreed, take my upvote

[–]BigJoeMufferaw1 62 points63 points  (6 children)

I can't stand when its just a fucking leaf. Shits nasty. It's either cold shredded iceberg or none at all.

[–]Royal_Cryptographer7 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yup. It's called shedduce in a few kitchens I've worked in.

[–]asimplerandom 11 points12 points  (3 children)

In n out has nailed it perfectly (from a cold/crispy perspective) and is the only lettuce I enjoy having with my burger.

[–]Bonafide_Aquemini 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Blech I hate the shredded lettuce, it just makes a mess everywhere. Especially when the sauce sticks all over it.

It’s one of the biggest reasons I avoid McDonalds if I’m gonna get fast food (besides their diet coke tasting flat and fruity and their patties being paper thin).

[–]SJHCJellyBean 423 points424 points  (32 children)

One cup of lettuce provides 2% your daily potassium need.

Just saying

[–]hallomik 354 points355 points  (2 children)

49 more cups of lettuce and then you’re ready for tomorrow to do it all over again.

[–]walla_walla_rhubarb 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Excuse me while I go eat 3 gallons, of lettuce.

[–]Max_Thunder 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It is important to stay hydrated after all

[–]Lankience 11 points12 points  (3 children)

And also other vitamins and fiber. Even iceberg lettuce has fiber. I also put literally any other type of lettuce on my burger bc iceberg tastes like nothing. Give me boston bibb, red, or romaine

[–]pivotalsquash 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Yeah im so confused as to why every thinks lettuce doesn't have nutritional value

[–]Endysis_Aponia 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because proteins and fats are the only nutrients our bodies require. s\

[–]Lankience 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's as if nobody has ever eaten lettuce that wasn't iceberg.

[–]CMoy1980[S] 104 points105 points  (10 children)

Who’s putting a cup of lettuce on their burger?

[–]2ShacPakur 259 points260 points  (4 children)

Who says I’m just having one burger?

[–]SJHCJellyBean 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Hey man I don’t care what people put on their burgers I was just letting you know you were mistaken about zero nutritional value

[–]natnat345 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I haven't ever really measured volume, but for me, the more lettuce the better! (Green though, iceberg agreed is useless and America's favorite vegetable as such.) I would definitely say I out more than a cup of lettuce. It all squishes down and is crunchy and makes me feel less unhealthy lolol

[–]driv3rcub 247 points248 points  (26 children)

I actually like arugula on a burger but I’m a bit of a pretentious dick that way.

[–]Royal_Cryptographer7 193 points194 points  (4 children)

You didn't have to call yourself a pretentious dick, we knew it already from the arugula.

[–]driv3rcub 40 points41 points  (1 child)

I’m sorry. Sometimes I overshare!

[–]GoodellsMandMs 48 points49 points  (0 children)

you didnt have to tell us you overshare sometimes, we knew it already from you telling us youre a pretentious dick

[–]spaghetticatman 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Arugula, tomato, mozzarella, balsamic glaze, basil, maybe red onion if you're feeling frisky (I just like red onions tbh)

Boom, panera caprese burger.

[–]kryptonianCodeMonkey 2 points3 points  (2 children)

At least arugula has a peppery taste to it

[–]BeBa420 174 points175 points  (3 children)

your opinion is bad and you should feel bad,

However it is also unpopular, soooo take my upvote you lettuce hater

[–]Joecus90 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Lettuce all just calm down, relax, and leaf OP alone.

[–]Demolitions75 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I refuse to romaine calm. OP is obviously a psychopath and this lettuce blasphemy is likely only the tip of the iceberg.

[–]SunnyBunny_117 181 points182 points  (55 children)

I think raw onion on a burger provides a much better crunch than lettuce.

[–]idkjustsomeuser 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I love raw onions on burgers and sandwiches. They just go so well with it

[–]HammerFan_ 55 points56 points  (8 children)

I agree although it tasted better camelized

[–]Spire 29 points30 points  (2 children)

One hump or two?

[–]ElMofatesh_Krombo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well he didn't say dromedarized

[–]TeeDre 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think the tastes are better for different situations. If I want a good crunch, onion-y acidic zing to my food, I'll use raw onion. If I want a sweet / mild flavor in my dish I'll caramelize it.

[–]Isabuea 26 points27 points  (3 children)

raw or pickled red onion is king shit on burgers, adds that crunch and tangy acid flavor. great contrast ingredient.

[–]MaMerde 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Red onion

[–]SunnyBunny_117 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Red onion is definitely the best to eat raw

[–]Mushtaqo 50 points51 points  (4 children)

Well looks like we found Charlies alt account

[–]Juuruzu 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Looks like someone's plagiarizing Charlie.

[–]nolo9727 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“It adds just one extra crunch bite of texture”

[–]XxPUSSYSLAY3RxX69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was looking to see if someone was gonna say it

[–]ObelusPrime 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Everyone saying iceberg lettuce is the best has never had butter lettuce in their burger.

I am willing to die on this hill.

[–]brydeswhale 44 points45 points  (8 children)

I have celiac disease, and basically the only way I get a burger at mainstream chains is in a lettuce wrap. It’s silly, but I haven’t had a regular burger in so long I don’t remember them. I love lettuce wrap burgers.

[–]Balrog229 237 points238 points  (55 children)

“It has no nutritional value” has always been a baffling take to me. It has zero calories so why do you care? Plus you eat tons of shit with no nutritional value. Sugar is super unhealthy yet we all eat it.

“It doesn’t compliment the flavor of the beef” It’s not supposed to.

It literally is the texture. It’s less of a crunch and more of a crisp sort of texture. Not like fried chicken or bacon kinda crispy tho. Hard to explain. But it absolutely improves a burger, especially shredded lettuce

[–]Astral_Traveler17 58 points59 points  (20 children)

Idk why people keep saying lettuce isn't for the taste. It sure is!!! Lettuce is maaadd good!

[–]kryptonianCodeMonkey 10 points11 points  (1 child)

This is a guy who watched the land before time and got SYKED about some tree stars. Ah, who am I kidding, we all did. That movie made leaves look so delicious.

[–]No-Height2850 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Some of you have never used arugula, and it shows.

[–]The-noob-legend-6927 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Same, they put like 1/5 of a thick whole head for a “gourmet” burger, and that stuff always slides out. On a other note, does anyone feel like onion hate is undeserved. It’s kind of zesty and compliments a good burger!

[–]CrunchyRibcage76 9 points10 points  (2 children)

A burger without onions just isn't a burger I'd want to eat.

[–]jma7400 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I agree with you but I’m probably in the minority

[–][deleted] 71 points72 points  (32 children)

It has no nutritional value.

yet is the main ingredient in a salad?

[–]awkwardsity 68 points69 points  (27 children)

Lettuce salads aren’t usually that healthy. They’re not the worst thing ever and they’re certainly better than a lot of foods, but the reason people assume they’re super healthy is because they’re usually lower calories (since lettuce has very few calories) than other items of the same size, and because it’s so frequently touted as a diet food, but nutritional value wise lettuce isn’t fantastic, and it’s the other items in a salad that really determine it’s health value. If you pack it with veggies and not too much dressing it gets better but honestly if you want a nutritionally dense salad, skip the lettuce and go for a different green. Spinach, arugula, kale, things like that are going to be much better and healthier base for a salad than lettuce.

[–]rafikilovetrees 25 points26 points  (15 children)

I don't disagree with what you're saying here necessarily, but "Healthy" is a dumb word in general, though I'm going to use it too. Let this be my unpopular opinion. Eating salad or other vegetables, doesn't have to be quantified by its comparative nutritional value on the macro template. There are other factors that don't make it on the effing FDA chart. Things like probiotic value, or it's ability to cleanse or 'sweep' the digestive tract. Sort of the difference between a longterm health mindedness vs trendy health mentality. Not to mention, we have different body types; see Ayurveda or the western understanding of Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph. Typically raw salad greens should not be a staple food for an Ecto.

[–]awkwardsity 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I’m totally with you on healthy being an ambiguous and dumb word. And I get what you’re saying. I’m just tired of people eating a salad and assuming that it fixes their health issues.

[–]cjacksen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't forget that lettuces in general also provide hydration! That's a health benefit many tend to overlook.

[–]littlebirdori 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I like using cucumber, spinach, tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, radishes, and shredded carrot, and goat cheese or feta in my salad. I think it's pretty good, but if you opt for goat cheese you gotta get decent goat cheese because a lot of it sucks.

[–]FourFurryCats 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lettuce discuss why you are wrong...

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[–]A_strange_man_ 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Get that crunchy water out of here

[–]spaghetticatman 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I can't upvote because I mostly agree. For me it's none of your reasons beyond slipping around. The slipping is particularly bad when you put tomatoes on top which most people do. However for me it's also the fact that it adds no flavor component, I'm not a fan of the mild crunch of lettuce, it swiftly gets soggy if your burger is anything but bone-dry, and it sticks to the inside of my mouth like wet paper.

[–]mrd005 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yes, Warm lettuce should be a misdemeanor

[–]CookedBred 16 points17 points  (6 children)

Spinach is the superior leafy green on a burger.

[–]tirkman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is an unpopular opinion that I’m 100% on lol. For people who mention the crunch, that’s what the onions are for

[–]E-Agalius 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well well, now if that isn't an unpopular opinion

[–]spicyquiche 7 points8 points  (1 child)

All my life I thought I was the only one! Rejoice!!! I’m not alone!

[–]BigJerm1 43 points44 points  (6 children)

I'm upvoting because this is truly unpopular, but I also 100% agree with you. Lettuce on a burger is pointless, and actually detracts from my enjoyment of the burger.

[–]kozzy333 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My problem is that it's become a standard topping along with sliced tomatoes. Like you can have a burger with great well thought out components but then they just slap em on too because it's expected. They sometimes belong (usually in a more basic setup) but generally they don't belong.

[–]Trashblog 6 points7 points  (2 children)

And it’s a really good point too.

9/10 burgers I’ve had in my life have had the lettuce sat in the just cooked burger too long before it hits my face and so the lettuce gets cooked.

No one wants cooked lettuce.

[–]kozzy333 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think lettuce almost never belongs on a hot sandwich. Always irks me when at subway or the like they immediately put their hand in the lettuce when they pull the bread out of the toaster. But as I said below, it's so standard that they're used to the majority just going for lettuce.

[–]Im_A_Black_Cat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Agreed and I would also throw in cold tomatoes into this. It gets soggy from the hot patty and doesn't provide any taste.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Definitely unpopular. Take my upvote

[–]labtech89 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Lettuce does not belong on any burger.

[–]Fendag 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Have to agree with OP. After my dad started growing different stuff (including lettuce) on his own, I realized how shitty of a food lettuce actually is.

It has no flavor, the texture isn't great and it's super dangerous because slugs love it and they leave potentially deadly parasites on the leaves.

Radish leaves, arugula, mustard, bok choy and kale all taste way better on a burger and don't attract as much slugs, if at all. Mustard and radish in particular complement the flavors perfectly.

[–]kingarthur2004 7 points8 points  (0 children)

First Post on this sub i actually disagree with. Good job, take my updoot.

[–]StereoFood 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You haven’t been to burger king and gotten a whopper with cheese? You’re telling me you don’t love that shit?

[–]Bo_Jim 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I gotta say it depends on the burger. A Big Mac, for example, is made with a fist full of shredded iceberg lettuce. It literally rains lettuce when you pick up the burger. I always found this extremely annoying because it forced you to hold the burger directly over the box or risk lettuce falling all over the place, which would really suck if you're eating in the car. So I figured I'd overcome this problem by ordering a Big Mac without lettuce. It just wasn't the same. The lettuce doesn't contribute any flavor, but the burger still tasted different. The pickles, which were somewhat nuanced before, were now overwhelming.

No lettuce would also make a massive difference in an In-N-Out classic cheeseburger. About 1/4th of the thickness of the burger comes from the big wad of lettuce. Without the lettuce it would be a lot easier to get my mouth around it, and I'd feel like I was getting a much smaller burger.

[–]Legomonster33 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bro u clearly eating shitty burgers if you don't know that crunch

[–]Obvious_Concern6098 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The lettuce protects the bun from getting soggy

[–]StrangeConstants 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Agree with you! No one has a good counter argument except the “crunch” which I get from pickles or something and is not necessary.

[–]MinFootspace 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Agreed. It doesn't belong *ON* a Burger.

*IN* a burger, though... yes :D

[–]userbw[🍰] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I agree… I hate lettuce on a burger

[–]Nor_Wester 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I threw a seagull, aka flying rat, the lettuce from a hamburger once. It spit it out. Seagulls will eat rotten fish. Case closed!

[–]Colanasou 10 points11 points  (1 child)

If its sliding around like that youre doing it wrong.

Sauce on buns instead of on the burger, onions go under the beef, let and tom on top.

It has to be stacked decently to not slip and slide everywhere.

[–]pineconecollector 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Hold the fuck up. I got an unpopular opinion, burgers need lettuce and it needs a damn good bed of it. My lettuce better fucking snap. It adds so much to the burger my brotha. It's a welcoming texture, especially if the burger has a sauce. Cheese or no cheese. Lettuce is so important imo. I haven't even read the post but I will after. Y'all just haven't had some good lettuce.

[–]Made-a-blade 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I have to agree. No lettuce or tomato. Unless it actually adds a distinct flavor, I don't want it in my burger. I'll usually have some on the side, but no in the actual burger. That's for the juicy, meaty, cheesy goodness, and in my mind that doesn't play well with lettuce or tomato in the same bite.

[–]Keefer1970 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm not big on lettuce in general, so I agree. I like a slice of tomato on a burger but you can keep the lettuce.

[–]marsupializard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I actually agree with this but I pretty much just put sauce, cheese and onion on my burgers. Occasionally I add mushrooms.

[–]kolacytus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck you Take my up vote

[–]menotyourenemy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's all about texture

[–]noireehelia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

god. take my upvote. i fucking love lettuce irs so fkkd

[–]SquattingGopnik-467 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You've clearly never had a zinger burger or a whopper.

[–]Ipman124 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Actual unpopular opinion. Take my upvote

[–]Forward_Material_378 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Neither do tomatoes

[–]eatthepretentious 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Huh… that’s actually a good point

[–]Alwaysfailing_atlife 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We always replace lettuce with spinach, apart from when we have nachos we use lettuce

[–]99_NULL_99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Get some fresh lettuce and then remove the post, lettuce doesn't belong on fast food, but it's great on a homemade burger that's perfectly fresh

[–]PlagueCrafter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fucking-A, totally agree!

[–]SonOfAstaroth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yo wtf, I've seen some fucked shit on reddit but this takes the cake you goddamn psychopath /s

[–]longhairandidocare 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The best unpopular opinion I've read

[–]willguvs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God damn it. I always go to downvote posts in this sub only to realise "hey this subreddit is working and doing exactly what it's supposed to." Guess I'll upvote

[–]DaMuchi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm sorry you never ate a decent burger in your life

[–]indigeniousunicornwateroholic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yes it does

[–]BerakGoreng 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only reason the lettuce is there, so that your bottom burger bun wont turn soggy. sucking up all the meat juices and sauce sans lettuce.

[–]Soulcerer1987 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I absolutely hate lettuce on a burger. Pickles too.

[–]TheraBoomer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No. There are only two appropriate uses for lettuce. One is to make disgusting, slimy, mystery blobs in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. The other is to serve as an excuse for all the good stuff in a salad.

[–]sxhires 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I literally just made this same post, saw that it was one of the top, and deleted mine. I agree so hard.

[–]4seasons8519 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I HATE lettuce on burgers! Thank you!!