How to order a 1/4 lb cheese burger?

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I am currently living in the UK and I always saw there are 2 types of cheese burger on a fast food restaurant menu:

1/2 lb cheese burger and 1/4 lb cheese burger.

I usually just say the big one or the small one....

How would native people order them?
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    English - England
    1. "Cheeseburger" is a single word

    The menu is your best guide: if it says on the menu: "1/2 lb cheeseburger" and "1/4 lb cheeseburger", then you would say,

    "A half-pound cheeseburger, please" / "A quarter-pound cheeseburger, please."
    "Cheeseburger please, a half-pound one." / "Cheeseburger please, a quarter-pound one."

    Sometimes burgers are called half-pounder and quarter-pounder, in which case, "Cheeseburger please, a half-pounder." / "Cheeseburger please, a quarter-pounder."
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