Would you not date someone if they liked steak well-done? You’re not alone

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Is a well-done steak on a first date a dealbreaker? Sure is, say almost half of all Georgians. 

In a recent survey of 2,000 respondents, 47% of respondents in The Peach State claim they wouldn’t date someone who liked their steak prepared in a different way than they did (compared to a national average of 56%). 

The survey also found 50% of respondents judge everyone for their steak choices, not just potential romantic partners.

Others said they’ll eat whatever is put in front of them regardless of how it’s cooked. (53%)

In fact, almost 2 in 3 (62%) respondents insist on manning the grill themselves at barbecues and other friendly gatherings, as well as 2 in 3 (68%) men compared to 56% of all women. 

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of JBS USA, the survey also found that 26% repurpose their leftovers into an entirely new dish, rather than putting them in a sandwich (27%) or simply reheating it to eat as is (24%). 

Respondents said they eat steak five times per month on average.

The survey also revealed that one out of five say they’ve never actually prepared one on their own before.

View these results in this infographic

When asked to name their favorite type of cuisine, respondents most commonly cited Mexican, Italian, and Chinese. But surprisingly, the panel’s favorite beef dishes in the country don’t come from any of those traditions. Instead, the list was topped by a three-way tie between Korean Bulgogi (32%), Russian stroganoff (32%) and Philly Cheesesteaks (32%).


  1. Bulgogi (32%)
  2. Beef stroganoff (32%)
  3. Cheesesteak (32%)
  4. Chicken-fried/country-fried steak (28%)
  5. Kebabs (23%)


  1. Barbecue (34%)
  2. Brown or compound butter (31%)
  3. Brown sauce (i.e., A1) (31%)
  4. Gravy (26%)
  5. Chimichurri (24%)

“While food can look very different across cultures, it is actually more universal than people realize,” said Trevlyn Trevino Carson, Marketing Manager at JBS Foods. “Dishes that are prepared and served in different ways all start with the same basic ingredients, from beef to veggies and even noodles. Each culture puts its own unique spin on these common ingredients.”

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