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Burger "sliders"....what's the charm?

What is it with these mini-burgers a/k/a sliders, served 4 to a plate...and which, if put together, might make a decent burger. I don't get it.

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  1. Pretty much the charm of any other appetizer. Smaller portions mean you can sample more things at one sitting.

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    1. re: tatamagouche

      Yep. Though I've never ordered sliders, the option of 3 or 4 little burgers all dressed with different ingredients, in addition to the usual option of one big burger dressed with one set of condiments, has obvious appeal.

      1. re: hohokam

        the sliders at Kings in the south end are good and varied btwn each. i like sliders because you can get different things on each one.

    2. They're easy to eat and easy to share.

      1. I've always enjoyed miniature foods with big flavor. I'm not at all sure I eat less miniature food than I would with regular sized food, but at least if I procrastinate and finish it later it's still pretty much in pristine condition. The smaller the slider, the better I like it. Teensy weensy sliders are great by me! But don't you DARE serve me a slice of a teensy weensy chocolate cake! '-)

        1. They are great if you have to eat while driving- except when they put on too much mustard....

          1. Probably the thought of having different toppings on each without eating 4 huge burgers.