There are a million different ways to make a burger. Let's start with the patty. If you're going with the standard beef, then what cut? Skirt, silverside, rump? But, of course, there's also chicken, turkey, lamb, and or even buffalo, kangaroo and the other more exotic meats. Then, do you add spices and herbs, or just salt and pepper. Do you add tomato puree? Onions? Caramelised or raw?
Next the bun. Regular soft white roll? Crusty white roll? Seeded? Or should you go with something a little more posh, a brioche roll?
The toppings, then. Which cheese? Cheddar, edam, brie, or, dare I say it, processed slices? (I must confess, I love processed cheese slices on a burger). What else? Pickles? Onion (again)? Lettuce? Egg? Bacon? The sauce. Mayo and ketchup? Or just mayo? Or just ketchup? Or something else?