Would you like cheese with that hamburger?

@missybear (11396)
United States
September 9, 2009 6:09pm CST
Why do fast food restaurants ask you if you want cheese every time you order a hamburger. If I wanted cheese I would order a cheeseburger not a hamburger . Does that happen to you too or is that just in Las Vegas. Maybe they pushing the people to ask the customer so they can make that extra 50 cents for a slice of cheese.. Let me know what you think about the cheese issue
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25 responses
• United States
10 Sep 09
I like cheese burgers. They only push it because they want to sell it. The only time I eat cheese burgers, or burgers at all, is if I go to In N' Out or Fuddruckers. If you do not want cheese on your burger, you should not have to have it. Your burger should be the way you want it to be.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I wish they had a Fuddruckers here. I heard they had good food.
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@robert19ph (4586)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
hello missybear, same thing here in our country. they are always asking the customer if they want to add some more. this way they can sale more and profit more. that is how they were trained, so it's up to us if we'll go with the flow.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
That's the way it is, you have to be on your toes or people take advantage of you.
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@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
10 Sep 09
Ha.. you are right with this. I noticed that too; whenever I order a hamburger, I'll be asked 'with cheese'? I don't have any specific preference but I find it odd too that cheese would be asked and there's not really much different between the hamburger and cheeseburger. Speaking of wasting cheese there, LoL..
@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I love cheese but if I order a hamburger that means I don't want cheese that time.
@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
11 Sep 09
I love my cheese too, who doesn't..
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
11 Sep 09
I could be wrong here,but I reckon if you're going in to a franchise and simply asking for a "burger" or "Hamburger",you're leaving yourself wide open for all the questions..it's like going into Starbucks and asking for a coffee...!
@riyasam (16582)
• India
10 Sep 09
i think it is because of that extra 50 cents.people have different taste and they will sure try and make profit as cheese in a hamburger is quite edible.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I love cheese but when I order a hamburger I just want a plain hamburger.
10 Sep 09
A hamburger itself is good but once that slice of cheese is added its like a totally new taste experience. One little ingredient really kicks up the flavor and these days I really can't enjoy a burger without cheese!
• Ireland
10 Sep 09
asking a question like this, is just one of the oldest cross/up sell techniques, that work
@sacmom (14336)
• United States
10 Sep 09
It seems strange for them to ask if you want cheese with that if it's just a regular hamburger. I don't get asked that unless I'm ordering a more deluxe burger that can come either way. There is one fast food place that asks if I want onions on my burger. I don't care for onions so I always decline! LOL After reading this discussion it makes me wonder if this place charges more for onions. Happy mylotting!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Sep 09
You might want to check up on that.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
11 Sep 09
I'm guessing,but fairly sure that whatever you're being "offered" is going to be costing you more...supersizing something definitely costs more..I've never seen a "free!" sign on any of the menus..and I'm fairly sure too they don't charge you LESS when you ask for something to be left out!
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@sacmom (14336)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I figured as much that they wouldn't deduct any of the cost, though it's too bad they don't do that as that isn't a bad idea! LOL I might just do that missybear, if I ever add onions.
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
10 Sep 09
yea. i think they are just trying to get you to spend the extra money for the cheese.. and the extra fries, and the extra sized cup of pop.. haha. they want your money!!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
That's another thing they do, they want to super size everything. I just want a burger no fries no drink. Got it
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Oh yeah, I love when they try to get me to supersize something. If I'm ordering from the dollar menu then why in the world would I want to spend the extra money to supersize?
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
• United States
28 Apr 10
I am the opposite I assume that the burgers come WITH cheese sometimes they ask and I will be like 'DOH' "yes please" but when they dont ask and I get my burger withOUT cheese I get mad
@missybear (11396)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Wouldn't that make a cheeseburgerso why not just order 1 instead of a hamburger and then asking for cheese
• United States
29 Apr 10
a burger king Whopper doe not come with cheese so I have to specifically ask for cheese or else I dont get cheese
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
10 Sep 09
You know that is true..if we wanted a cheeseburger we would order one. They never get what we order right 75% of the time anyhow. We always ask for no pickles or onions and almost every time they are on the it. Here the cheese is just an extra 10ยข.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
That's cheap at that price I probably would have cheese on my hamburger.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Bring on the cheeseburgers! I am sadly addicted to them and so is my little sister..lol
• United States
29 Jun 10
I know that do that here in Idaho as well. My husband is not a big cheese fan and hates it when they ask him if he wants cheese. I know the other day he wanted a bacon cheese burger without the cheese and the waitress looked at him weird. They thought he was some alien from outer space. They do the same thing when he orders pizza with light cheese.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
29 Jun 10
Some people just don't get it. A hamburger is a hamburger without cheese.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
11 Jun 10
Hi, missybear. The don't hardly ask me that.. Sometimes I have to tell them that I want cheese on my burger. Hamburgers are not as large as a big cheeseburger. I think that many people prefer to have cheese on their hamburger, that is why they may ask a customer if they want cheese on their hamburger.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Jun 10
But then why don't they just ask for a cheeseburger
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
20 Sep 09
Hello, Actually where I am they put cheese for free in every hamburger that I order. Are you talking about McDonald's? I think that it only happens like that in Las Vegas, maybe because they think everyone is richer their. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
20 Sep 09
If cheese was free I have it all the time too.
• United States
11 Sep 09
It doesn't happen here. If I order a hamburger, I get a hamburger. The people that work at the fast food restaurants doesn't really talk much; they just take the order and say "Next"
@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I kinda like that
@dknkyle (447)
• Singapore
11 Sep 09
Maybe in Las Vegas they do ask, but not here in Singapore. Most of the fastfood restaurant here in Singapore will include cheese in burgers unless you request not to have it. But it seems like with or without cheese the price will still be the same, so for me, I might as well have it with cheese. Unless you're someone who really hate cheese, then you may request not to have cheese then.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Sep 09
That's very interesting, If cheese wouldn't cost extra I have it more often too
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
10 Sep 09
It's called "Up selling"..if they can get you to order more than what you originally had in mind when you arrived at the counter,it's more profit for the company,and if there's a bonus for the associate who sells the most in that week or month,that's a Win too...I don't like the fast food/drink concept..I don't eat much fast food in franchised places,and going in to one when you're unfamiliar with the menu items,you need time to get your bearings before you're ready to order! Having people behind you knowing what they want and impatient to get their order in is pressure,as is the person taking the order standing there like a pro batsman ready for any fastball you could throw their way! to say nothing of any language barrier there might be...
@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I know what you mean about the language barrier and I also don't eat a lot of fast food which is good because it would make me mad trying to order stuff.
@dawnald (84156)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Sep 09
I guess they ask because if the person wanted it, they'd complain. But what I find funny is when I ask for a cheeseburger and they ask me if I want cheese on it. That happened just the other day. "No, duh, I want a cheeseless cheeseburger, thank you very much." huh? lol
@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Sep 09
That's funny
@twowizdom (861)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
hi there missybear, you know what, i totally agree with you! the same thing happens here in my place those restaurants just keep on insisting to add some stuffs you didn't order. I mean if you want something you'll order it they don't have to ask you anymore. haha
@missybear (11396)
• United States
11 Sep 09
That's what I'm talking about. Give me what I ordered if I want something different I order it.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Yes, I always like cheese on the hamburger, if I don't add cheese on the hamburger, I feel like it is not enough or it is like it still needs something. When I order burger, I always order cheese burger instead of plain burger.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
That's the way it should be, order a hamburger get it plain, order a cheeseburger get cheese.
@littleone3 (2065)
10 Sep 09
I get that all the time although I don't eat meat but when I ask for a plain veggie burger they ask would you like cheese with that even though I asked for it plain, now in my book that means nothing with it or on it, maybe plain means something different in their world.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
That's exactly what it means to me too. PLAIN
@resssaaa (445)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
Haha! Sometimes that happens to me too. It's like they're mandated to ask that everytime you order one. Still, it's funny and makes the one asking kinda weird.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
They probably feel stupid for asking
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Hello missybear... I see that you are having problems with the hamburger issue. I know what your talking about. I would like a hamburger to go please...Do you want cheese on that?...I think that they are really not listening to us. Maybe one of those workers will read this and see just how nerve racking that is to us..LOL. Hey you have a nice day and better tomorrow..
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I'm glad you know what I'm talking about