Previous to tonight I had two items I wouldn't order w/o a recommendation due to repeated poor experiences: pasta and ice cream desserts. On far too many occassions I (like many of us) have gotten overcooked pasta at restaurants. I've also gotten ice flakey ice cream many times. Tonight I realized another: the medium cooked burger. The one I ordered tonight was cold and texturally "weird" in the middle. Had to be a frozen pattie. I've even had ice crystals at the center of some burgers too.
So the newest addition to my list of "Things You Shouldn't Order at Just Any Restaurant" includes (along with pasta and ice cream desserts) medium cooked burgers. Do you have any to add?