Once considered the worst kind of food sin in France, the hamburger is conquering the land of haute cuisine.
From humble fast food to Michelin-starred gourmet burgers, sales of the most quintessentially American sandwich have soared in France and the dish has become a fixture on restaurant menus.
The French now each eat on average 14 hamburgers a year, putting them second behind only the British, with 17 each a year, in terms of European burger-munchers, according to global market research company NPD Group figures.
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