Someone Actually Invented a Hamburger-Hot Dog Hybrid Called the Hamdog

The Hamdog is a new food hybrid that just launched in Australia and could be coming to America soon

You’ll never again have to agonize over your choice of grilled meat at a backyard barbecue. 

Combining two of the most American foods in one convenient handheld product could be a genius concept. The product — a hamburger-hot dog hybrid — dubbed a Hamdog, formally launched two months ago. Its creator, Mark Murray, will be selling the franchise rights to his hamburger-hotdog hybrid for $10,000 per business , according to WGNTV.

The Hamdog is composed of a hamburger with a hotdog running through it. The unusual creation’s bun is shaped to allow room for both a hot dog and hamburger to fit, so that you can eat both at the same time without making a mess or juggling two sandwiches.

“I had the idea on holiday when I was leaving a bar in Nashville. I grabbed a burger and a hot dog as I was really hungry,” Murray told CNBC on his eureka moment in 2004. “I was sitting in the car eating them both at the same time and my wife was looking at me like I was an idiot.”

Murray previously peddled his Hamdog invention on Australia’s version of Shark Tank, but he was laughed off the set. Clearly, he has not given up.


He and his team hope to bring the Hamdog to America in 2017.