Hamburgers invade sit-down restaurants in France

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The huge popularity of the burger in France is largely due to demand from customers eating in rather than from takeaways, say researchers.

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One out of every two sandwiches sold in France last year was a hamburger, but the German-American classic's runaway success has not been attributed to fast-food restaurants, reports FRANCE 24.

The hamburger, a food often associated with the unrefined American palate, is taking French restaurants by storm.

Around 970 million meat patties on a bun were sold in France in 2013, a figure that represents half of last year's sandwich sales, according to a recent study.

The popularity of hamburgers has been steadily increasing since 2000, but has really exploded during the last few years, according to Gira Conseil, the food marketing research firm that conducted the survey.

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