The Hamdog Is Literally A Cross Between A Hamburger And A Hotdog

For most fast food enthusiasts, picking between a hamburger and a hotdog sandwich can be a real struggle. Choosing one over the other is never an easy thing.

Well fortunately, someone finally solved the dilemma.

Mark Murray, a guy from Perth, Australia, has successfully patented the “Hamdog” – a cross between the two beloved fast food staples.

Initially conceived in 2004, the Hamdog “consists of a Bunbury beef patty cut in half, with a Hunsa frankfurt inserted in the middle,” said “It’s topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles and three sauces – American mustard, tomato sauce and mayonnaise.”


Photo credit: Hamdog

Murray shared:

“We use all local ingredients. The only thing that’s not from WA are the pickles.

“At the moment there is a fair bit of labor involved in making the buns because they’re made by people, not machines. We’re still developing a way to semi automate production.”

The Hamdog has been sold at local markets, shows, and races around Perth and so far, the response has been overwhelming.

“We launched our marquee two months ago and we had people come from everywhere just to experience the Hamdog. At one stage the crew were knocking out about one every 15 seconds. It was amazing,” said Murray.


Photo credit: Hamdog

On their official Facebook page, we are told that “Hamdog licensee and re-seller opportunities now available world-wide.”

That’s definitely not bad for an idea that wasn’t meant to fly, according to Murray’s early critics. When he first pitched the idea on Channel 10’s Shark Tank program last year, he said no one was enthusiastic about it.

“Everyone told me it wasn’t possible, because you’d need a patent lawyer and it would cost millions of dollars,” Murray recalled. “Even [Boost Juice founder and Shark Tank judge] Janine Allis told me that it was impossible to patent. She’ll be eating her words now.”

What Is Fast Food?

“Fast food,” according to Young Women’s Health, “refers to food that can be prepared and served quickly.”

The site added:

“Fast food restaurants usually have a walk up counter and/or drive-thru window where you order and pick up your food without having to wait long. They’re popular because they serve filling foods that taste good and don’t cost a lot of money.”