Man eating a hamburger.
The Controversial Etiquette For Consuming A Burger At A Fancy Restaurant

While the 'ideal' way to hold a burger has been debated, a new controversy is brewing around a suggestion that burgers should be de-bunned and cut with a fork and knife.

British etiquette coach William Hanson considers "proper etiquette" for eating a burger at a fancy restaurant to be removing the top bun and cheese, and cutting a bite-sized piece.

His TikTok video was met with aggressively 'patriotic' comments in America, like: "If an American eats their burger like this, they should have to give up their citizenship."

There's an argument for why a burger is meant to be hand-held. All of the burger's components should be experienced simultaneously, and Hanson's method fails to do this.