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Burger Toppings, Ranked

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Some Defector staffers, motivated by an extended discussion during lunchtime, ranked burger toppings on a 1-10 scale. Below are the results, taken by calculating the average of the 11 scores that each topping was given.

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  1. Bacon
  2. Pickles
  3. Cheddar cheese
  4. Caramelized onions
  5. Pepper Jack cheese
  6. Raw onions
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Fried onions
  9. American cheese
  10. Blue cheese
  11. Swiss cheese
  12. Ketchup
  13. Lettuce
  14. Mayo
  15. Mushrooms
  16. Eggs
  17. Avocado
  18. Mustard
  19. Hot peppers
  20. BBQ sauce
  21. Bell peppers
  22. Spinach
  23. Getting hit by a food truck
  24. Coleslaw