In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the gourmet burger trend in Saudi Arabia and around the world. Homegrown and international chains have popped up around the Kingdom, boasting what they claim are the best burgers in town. Make no mistake, however, these are not your typical burgers. Gone are the soggy buns, frozen patties and plastic cheese slices of the 1990s — gourmet burgers are so much more. But what makes a burger stand out? Food buffs will cite the quality of the ingredients and the originality of the fillings and toppings.