My memory re what I have read about cholesterol in one's body is that most of that is a genetic feature, aka, one is born with a cholesterol plan. On the other hand, I haven't read up lately. I gather, though, that the proportions of 'bad and good' chol can change.
I have a delicious burger once every few months at a good restaurant, Indigo Crow, and have a salad and nice glass of red with it - and am not sorry about it at all.
I don't like well done burgers, and most fast or med fast food places in the U.S. won't spring for good meat to grind in their kitchen, thus fear of the pathogenic e.coli (I forget the number) makes them overcook the burger no matter one's pleas.