Mmm the classic age old hamburger. Oh what an invention! Who'd have though putting some meat between two bread buns would be so popular and grow to be one of the most consumed foods of all time?

Not the guy that first created the first hamburger that's for sure! These days, the hamburger has gone on to be a part of people's staple diet today. Consumed in excess even by millions around the world every day!

And the hamburger comes in many shapes and formats! From the classic beef hamburger (which doesn't contain ham at all), AKA the beef burger. Or just "burger" as they are often so called.

And then there's the cheeseburger. Which is basically a hamburger with cheese. But more often than not, it will also have other things like pickles, gherkins or and topped with relish nom!

And then there's the double cheeseburger. That's basically just two hamburgers in one! Often it has an extra slice of bread bun between the two such as McDonald's Big Mac burger does.

And then there's the type of meat you can have. Most standard hamburgers aren't made with ham at all! Rather, they are made with beef. Minced beef patties shaped into an oval shape.

These are often cooked on an open griddle or even grilled. Sometimes they are cooked in an oven which is how I prefer to cook mine. After all, frying is for fools! Or so they say!

And health wise, while a good hamburger is packed full of protein, it can have a negative, adverse affect on your health if you eat too many of them!

I don't need to tell you about how the fast food industry is largely to blame for how many overweight and even obese people there are in the world today.

That's mostly because of how quick and convenient hamburgers are to buy. And since they taste so damned nice and go down so well, I can't really blame them for that!

But eaten in moderation, along with a regular healthy diet and regular exercise, there's no reason why one can't enjoy eating hamburgers for the rest of their life.

  • Hamburgers are one of the most eaten food types of all fast food types and are so tasty and very filling but you still often want another!
  • They are quick and easy to prepare and make or you can just buy them fresh or frozen and cook them on a BBQ, the grill, a griddle or even the oven!

  • They can be eaten in excess by people who don't eat much else which can be a main reason for people putting on weight and becoming overweight.
  • They can be quite unhealthy when eaten all the time due to the amount of fat and unsaturated fats that are within them.




I like hamburgers better than I like hot dogs. It makes them more tastier because of the sauce and buns. Also meat is very important part, I like beef more than I like sausage.
Posted by Anonymous on 06-14-2017

what's better?

There are not many foods as perfect as a hamburger. A hot dog is good and enjoyable to eat on occasion, but given the choice, I would want a hamburger. I like them chargrilled with lots of toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, ketchup, and of course - cheese! I don't like mine rare, I prefer well done. If it's all loaded onto a toasted bun then it's one of the best foods you can eat. Obviously, it's not a healthy choice, but it sure is a tasty one!
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 06-15-2017

Ham Wins

I support hamburgers for the sole reason that hamburgers are my favorite, not that i hate hot dogs, its just that I always feel there's something missing in hot dogs that sparks the tongue and hamburger fulfills this spark for me, so ham it is.
Posted by wikifarmer on 06-14-2017

Ham and burger.

Hamburgers were always my favorite. I do also enjoy having a nice hotdog but it can't beat a good hamburger.

Maybe it is just me but I can never get full from eating only one hotdog and the same can't be said for a hamburger. Hamburger is very filling, especially if it has quality meat and lots of toppings.

My favorite is beef meat, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, grilled onions, mayo and a bit of ketchup! Yummy.

Just look at some of the high-end gourmet hamburgers that certain restaurants have. The things they've made out of a simple street food is incredible!

Posted by Mehano on 06-14-2017

Hamburger for me any time

I grew up with hotdogs on the breakfast table. When I was in high school, hamburgers began to emerge in the culinary landscape. My first taste of hamburger was courtesy of a rich classmate that I wouldn't forget. Compared to hot dog, hamburger has that elegant flavor especially when the garnishing is complete with pickles aside from the usual blt. Add the ketchup and mustard... that's the best snack or even a meal. My favorite burger is the broiled which is not ordinary. It has a distinct taste so different from the fried hamburger.
Posted by Corzhens on 06-14-2017
Jonathan Solomon

I prefer hamburgers

I love both, however, I think I eat hamburgers a bit more consistently compared to hot dogs. Generally speaking, I normally eat hot dogs at a baseball game and hamburgers at cookouts. And usually, I go to more cookouts than baseball games. Something about a fresh hamburger from the grill with all the added condiments really hits the spot! I will say that eating both too much can be unhealthy and cause weight gain over time. So no matter what your preference is, I suggest being mindful of both.

But it does come down to individual choice, I feel.

Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 06-13-2017

I would like to buy a hambaga

Hamburgers on average are much more filling than hotdogs. They have a lot more topping options than hot dogs do and while they are messy and take longer, they're most definitely worth the mess and the wait. There's nothing like a big juicy homemade grilled burger. Hot dogs do have around the same appeal but it's not quite up there yet.
Posted by AlexHarris on 06-14-2017

Hamburgers Hands Down

I love hot dogs, but nothing beats a good burger.

I feel like you get so much more flavors with a good burger. You can stack it with your favorite toppings and get a big bite of everything. Whereas for hotdogs, you really just have the weiner and a small layer of toppings (usually condiments like relish, ketchup, mustard, etc). I also prefer the hamburger bun. The shape of the hot dog makes it harder to eat.

Posted by kataomoi on 06-14-2017

Hamburgers are Better

I think hamburgers are healthier because they are less likely to be made of scraps found on the cutting room floor. This is why I like hamburgers more.
Posted by kgord on 06-13-2017

Hamburgers for the win

Hamburgers are my all time favorite food! You can do so many things with a burger that you just can't do with a hotdog. You can add toppings or change the type of meat they are made with. A good hamburger is something that I can eat every day!
Posted by BigDreamer on 06-13-2017


I prefer the taste of a hamburger patty to that of a hot dog sausage. Hot dogs are also somewhat awkward to eat and the condiments you can add are limited whereas most hamburger places offer a variety of toppings. I feel like hamburgers are so much more versatile and can be a simple or luxurious meal whereas hot dogs are almost always quite simple.
Posted by lilac123 on 06-18-2017

Hamburgers wins

I prefer the hamburgers because they are tastier and have a much more possibility of encrementation (depending on the recipes... which by the way, are getting more and more creative).

Hot dogs are nice but nothing that can be compared to the hamburgers because they are very simple and without many variations of taste.

Posted by WildSpirit on 06-13-2017

Hamburger for Me Too!

I love hamburgers, especially those with lettuce and the burger is spicy. I also love it when it has mustard.

Here hamburgers comes with fries and coke too, so it adds up as to why I love it .

Posted by SimplyD on 06-14-2017

Team Hamburger

If I were to tell you that this wasn't a hard decision for me, I would be fibbing.

While I do like myself a good hot dog, nothing beats a nice juicy burger fresh from the grill at the peak of summer. Add some cheese, lettuce, tomato, mustard, and ketchup and I'm in heaven. Of toasted bun is a must too.

Posted by Lizzyib on 06-19-2017

Patty up.

I may be a vegan, but us vegans do have our vegetable based alternatives when it comes to both hamburgers and hotdogs so I can still chime in on this, and my choice is definitely hamburgers! All in all I've always felt that hamburgers are just generally a more filling and flavorful experience. Hotdogs tend to be very plain in flavor so they depend on a lot of elaborate toppings, however as long as you have good ingredients for a burger patty and good buns, all you need is some lettuce, tomato, and onion, maybe your choice of sauce and there you go.
Posted by Denis_P on 06-17-2017

Gimme a Burger! Everything On It!

I don't care about the PROs and CONs. If I'm going to break my diet rules and pig out, I'm going for a burger! A toasted sesame seed bun, sliced red onions, 2 slices of crispy bacon, sauteed mushrooms, melted Swiss cheese, sliced pickled jalapeno peppers, mustard and mayo. A quarter of a pound? No! A half pound size burger. I said I'm pigging out!!
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 06-13-2017

Hamburgers are better

I like hamburgers more than I like hot dogs because of the bread, meat and sauce. Clearly, I like everything better in hamburgers than hot dogs.
Posted by Ipa07 on 06-14-2017

The Hamburger

The hamburger, unlike any other hot dog, can have whatever you want in it. From meat to no meat (not sure why you would want that) to lettuce, cheese and tomato. Whereas a hot dog can only have a sausage and whatever sauce and maybe some other things inside. Which isn't as good.
Posted by timstargraal on 06-14-2017

I like both, but like these more

I don't enjoy ground beef very much myself, but in general most hamburgers (or hamburger-styled sandwiches) have toppings I like more/are generally more customizable over hot dogs. The toppings most people put on hot dogs are... eh, to me.
Posted by Linen on 06-16-2017

Hamburgers Are Awesome

I like hamburgers because of the patty it contains . I like to have patties made of spicy potatoes and not of beef, i don't like beef. I will always prefer hamburgers to Hot Dogs
Posted by HARPREETSINGH on 06-14-2017

Hamburgers team

I have to start saying that I hate Hot Dogs for the fact that I have to eat like 3 of them to be satisfied, so I avoid them as much as I can. I love Hamburgers because you could put so many great things on it and they will still taste really great. Also, they can be made easily, I love its taste, now I'm hungry and I crave one.
Posted by luispas on 08-03-2017

Hamburgers for me please :)

I prefer hamburgers because you can make it different ways with different things. You can buy at a fancy restaurant or make your s at home.You can have it as flat and thin or towering and bigger than your hands to hold. You can put whatever catches your fancy into a patty and there goes your fancy designer hamburger!
Posted by joegirl on 07-04-2017

Hamburgers Are Superior To Hot Dogs

For me, there is no contest here. There is nothing more decadent and tasty than a perfectly grilled cheeseburger, with perfectly melted sharp cheddar and bacon, on a toasted bun. You can add a fried egg to this if you really want to head towards ecstasy and heart disease. I recently got back from a trip to New York City, and I think that all I ate there was burgers. I love a good braut, or a good dirty water hot dog, but burgers are superior, for me, in taste and and satisfaction. I love home made burgers on the grill too, with fresh crispy onions and mustard. I am getting hungry just writing this response, actually.
Posted by JoeMilford on 08-22-2017


I am a hamburger fan because of the party. I love having multiple patties on my burgers.t is fun to design burgers. Hot dogs are okay but do not allow one to be creative like making hamburgers.
Posted by fishmonk on 08-07-2017


Home Made Half Beef Half Pork Burgers are still the best. Hotdogs are purely process meat with lots of extenders and flavoring which are usually bad for the health. Burgers are more natural and full of protein and besides burgers tastes better than hotdogs.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 02-19-2018


Nothing could beat hamburgers for me. Especially when it is incorporated with cheese, the taste is very irresistable. It is one of our favorite snacks. We often crave for burgers so we will immediately go and buy some burgers. We also tried doing our own burger and we still find it very delicious.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-15-2018


I vote for hamburgers. There are vegetable ingredients with hamburgers. Its healthier food because of vegetables in it.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 10-27-2018


Hot dogs

Hot dogs
Ah the hot dog! That long sausage wrapped in a bread bun, topped with onions and mustard sauce perhaps! Or even just tomato ketchup! Whatever way you like yours, the hot dog is also part of people's staple diet!

And they taste great! They are just such perfect things to prepare and to cook on this grill days and events, those summer BBQ's you have where everyone (even your dog) wants a hot dog!

And mostly, hot dogs are basically hot dog sausages, or even those frankfurters, that you place in between a long bread roll and to them with fried onions and lots of mustard or ketchup!

How do you like yours? Personally, I like mine covered in loads of fried onions and tomato ketchup. I don't really like mustard that much especially not all the way through my hot dog!

And hot dogs themselves, are so easy to make and are just as easy to eat! It's no wonder they're so popular during grill out days and events, summer BBQ's and other grilling days.

But they also come in different shapes and sizes too. From small hot dogs, to normal sized ones, to very large hot dogs too! Those are my favorite and I love it when they're BBQ'd!

However, as tasty and as filling as hot dogs are, you wouldn't want to eat them all the time! As part of a healthy and balanced diet yes but not as the only thing you ever only eat!

But some people do and without eating other healthy foods too, and without doing any exercising and working out, they can quickly add up and be the main cause for putting on weight so quickly.

And hot dogs, they're as popular as burgers right? Or, just how much more or less popular are they? Well let's find out and see which people vote for most! :D

I personally think it will be the hamburger as people seem to be more familiar with them than the hot dog and they are more easily accessible to buy.

Plus I just like hamburgers more but let's see what the people say! :)

  • Hot dogs are a very tasty quick and easy meal to prepare and eat and come in different types, flavors and shapes.
  • They are very popular to make and eat when having a BBQ and or on those outdoor grilling events and occasions.

  • They aren't perfect for every occasion such as when hosting a dinner party you can't really serve hot dogs!
  • If you eat too many of them and don't eat other healthy foods and exercise they can make you put on weight.



Simple hot dogs

I prefer Hot Dogs. Hamburger have.. too much stuff in them, I don't like elaborate "dishes" like that. Hot Dogs are just more simple, faster to prepare and in my opinion also taste better. And they are also easier to eat, in some sense: you don't have to make a big bite like in big hamburgers.
Posted by Xilkozuf on 06-14-2017
Golden Geek

I just think ground beef is gross.

You can get hot dogs made from pork/chicken/turkey which I'll happily eat. Yes, I know there are the same for burgers, but they aren't really "hamburgers" then, while a chicken hot dog is still a hot dog.
Posted by Golden Geek on 06-13-2017

I like hot dogs with mustard.

I don't like most of the hamburgers though, mainly because I often don't like fillings of hamburger, either wrong kind of sauce or wrong kind of cheese. Sometimes I don't even like buns, McDonald's buns for example. I like few kinds of hamburgers, but hot dogs are simply tastier to me.
Posted by Mole on 06-13-2017


I think hotdogs are probably worse in terms of the ingredients in them, but I can't help it because I like a good hotdog sandwich with great toppings. I'm not really that much of a fan of hamburgers to begin with as well, so this is better for me. I would say I prefer sausages more over both hamburgers and hotdogs, but between the two, I'd probably pick a good hotdog sandwich more times than a hamburger.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-27-2017

Hot dogs

I choose hot dogs. i like the taste of hot dogs. I like to eat many hot dogs.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-26-2018


I like both, however, given a choose I will always choose a hot dog. Why? Because I have a small mouth and I cannot grab a large chunk. Burger is too big for my mouth. LOL
Posted by vinaya on 06-13-2017
Can I choose both, in the summer we always barbecue and always grill both. I love the unlimited toppings you can put on a hotdog.
Posted by lyudmilka78 on 06-14-2017
I like both of hamburger and hot dogs. When we have them a bbq we always good both. I normally don't eat hot dogs but I do like them done on the grill with lots of bbq sauce and well done. They are so good that way. I, also, enjoy a hamburger on the grill. It is the best way to cook burgers. I like the crispiness on the outside and how juicy they are on the inside. Everything that is cooked on the grill is so much better. We do a lot of grilling during the warmer weather and it seems no matter what we decide to cook there are always burgers and hot dogs too. The kids especially like the hot dogs and hamburger because they can eat them on the run.
Posted by Sue on 06-14-2017
I can't decide! I really like them both. I eat them both anytime I can, when I have a break or if I want a quick snack. I always prefer eating hot dogs with ketchup and mustard, while on the burger, I prefer it with a BBQ sauce. This versus made me hungry, I think I'll buy a hamburger and hot dog later.
Posted by BeardedMamba on 06-14-2017
I am not a fan of hot dogs, so this is a simple vote! I vote for hamburgers. You can definitely customize hamburgers and have it become something simple to delicious!
Posted by simplym on 06-14-2017
I love both, I couldn't chose a side. I go with whatever my stomach feels like at the moment that I feel hungry lol.
Posted by reginafalange on 06-26-2017
There are only certain hot dogs that I like so I will not usually choose a hot dog over a hamburger. I love hamburgers and all the different toppings that you can add to them. You can certainly add toppings to hot dogs but I do not feel that they are as easy to eat if you load them up with toppings. Just talking about a hamburger makes me hungry for one right now.
Posted by morgoodie on 07-03-2017
There is simply no way to choose! I love both. My only observation here is that both should be prepared right and well incremented. Nothing makes angry like eating a hot dog made of bread and sausage only. Or maybe a hamburger that's meat, bread and one or two slices of cheese. Let's stuff those bread!
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-07-2017
I want hotdog sandwiches with more dressing and the hotdog is cooked under boiling process. I don't like food which is grilled or fried as I am avoiding to eat oily food that increases the calorie content of the food they are preparing.
Posted by rogel on 08-26-2017
To be honest, I like both of them, and I know that none of them are healthy. Still, my favorite is the hot dog, maybe because it is easier to prepare and it doesn't take too much time. My son loves it as well, but my wife is against both of them because she says that this food is not healthy and is better for us to eat anything else but not a hot dog or hamburger.
Posted by wallet on 09-11-2017
I choose hamburgers because there are just so many things you can do with it to give it a different flavor each time. On the other hand, hotdogs will taste the same and you can only combine it with other foods to create a different flavor. I don't like hotdogs too much because it is usually processed meat with all the bad cancer-causing chemicals in it. Hamburgers, on the other hand, can be made by simply combining ground meat with seasonings. It goes better with tomato, cucumber, and coleslaw.
Posted by chatbox on 09-18-2017
I love eating both although I prefer a hamburger with cheese and lots of hot chili sauce inside. Its really mouth watering and I always tend to buy on my favorite mini fast food stall on the street whenever I get the spare time to eat those as my snacks. From time to time I also eat their specialty a foot long hotdog and I can finish one in just minute. If I'm quite really hungry I order a burger and their hotdog as a substitute for a meal and it can be my lunch or dinner if I don't have the time to cook anymore because of work.
Posted by narutos3nn1n on 09-22-2017
I do find both of them delicious since they give me a different kind of feeling whenever I eat them. They're both juicy and tender to eat and mostly comes with different ingredients and condiments that would make them more delicious to eat. They're both equal for me.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-26-2017
I like Hot dogs, but for me, they definitely are not better than Hamburgers.

Hamburgers are tastier, and count on a lot of follow-up options. I like both, but Hamburgers are much better.
Posted by hermessantos on 01-18-2018
I love the both of them a lot but making a choice I will go for burger I relish it a lot and it makes for a very good lunch if I don't feel like taking food,I can have a different veggie in it if I want the healthy version of it and it can be readily done.It is better that way.
Posted by lovely on 03-25-2018
I also love both but when given a choice then it would be hamburger for me. It is funny when we would drop by a fast food outlet for a drive thru. My husband always orders hot dog with cheese while mine is the cheese burger with lettuce and tomato. I have noticed that we had been doing that order for many years now.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-08-2018
I'm going for a good Frankfurter sandwich although I like burgers but when it comes to convenience and a quick snack, I can always find a hotdog stand nearby. I can buy a Hotdog Sandwich in seconds and eat it on the run also there are premium hotdogs that tastes so good and so much better than any kind of hamburger.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 03-27-2018
I think the hamburger is still one of the best fast food to buy and eat since it is very tasty and its very filling for the stomach.
Posted by babyright on 03-27-2018
I prefer hamburgers than hotdogs. I like hamburgers because of the fresh vegetables on it. I like the tomatoes and other fresh vegetables inside it.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 10-27-2018
I choose hot dogs. It is more affordable in our super market. it is easy to cook also.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-26-2018