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  1. Really, I like both, but if I have to pick, burgers are more filling and have a bit more variation depending on who makes them.

  2. TheGreatNateO on

    Well considering my pets are Dachshunds I have to go with hamburgers. The looks I get when I eat a hotdogs are not good. Also it’s easier to put cheese and bacon on a hamburger.

  3. I like both, but I went with hot dogs. Burgers are great and versatile, but I absolutely love chili dogs, which I think is one of the most perfect foods ever next to pizza and onion rings.

    I’m surprised my arteries aren’t clogged.

    • Oh, I should have added to my post – chili dogs are the only way to eat hot dogs. Unless it’s a Chicago style hot dog. Maybe I do love hot dogs still….

      • I haven’t had a proper Chicago style hot dog in years. Had a few attempts by some restaurants, but they didn’t get it quite right (like adding ketchup or substituting most of the bun or ingredients for things that weren’t even close to what goes on a Chicago style hot dog). There was a little local place that made a great one (of course, the owner was from Chicago, so that helped), but sadly the shop was damaged in a storm about 10 years ago and they decided to retire rather than reopen.

  4. I had to go with hamburgers as I’m not a fan of hot dogs any more (I loved them as a kid). Now, being a native of Wisconsin, bratwursts would have won my vote. A grilled cheddar brat, some onions and mustard…..GOOD!

  5. This is a trick question, right? Because my actual answer is brats! (Okay, you got me. I do, in fact, live in Wisconsin.)

    I voted hot dogs because I do like a good quality hot dog grilled on a stick over the remains of a bonfire on the beach. Those are tasty, and if you’re careful they’re not too sandy either.

    Too many people I know grill burgers to death, or they use terrible cheese on them. I love a good burger; they’re just hard to find.

    But brats – tasty, dependable, and they go great with beer.

    • That is one of the same reasons I’m not a bigger fan of burgers. Most people I know, particularly my relatives, make these thin crispy rocks of ash out of what was once meat. My mom in particular always made burgers by pressing them hard almost the entire time they cooked, making them very dry as well as being overdone.

      None of these people will eat my burgers because even though I cook them enough to be done, they are still juicy, which they think means the burger must still be raw.

  6. there us a lot to be considered, like the Bun, the condiments and the “extra” for the bbq’ed choice, but if you are just talking plain and unimaginative versions, I gotta go Hamburger over Hot dog.

  7. Hot dog all day long. Like the game of chess, preparing a hot dog takes moments to learn and a lifetime to master. It’s nearly impossible to improperly cook a hot dog. Even if you under cook it, it’s just a tiny bologna! Over cook it, and it’s nothing a little catsup (ketchup?) can’t help. And so many ways to do it! Grilled, fried, boiled, steamed, all delicious. With a bun, without a bun, cut up into mac and cheese, still all delicious!

    Hot dog. All. Day. Long.

  8. I’m going to go with hot dogs. They’re quick, easy to prepare, and go with so many things much better than hamburgers do. Hot dogs are good in beans, buns, and by themselves. Heck, there’s even a sport for eating them (I’m sure there are hamburger eating contests, but the Nathan’s hot dog eating competition is internationally recognized, and actively televised). Also, the best hot dog you’ll ever eat is still much much less expensive than a medium quality burger per unit. Anyway, that’s my 1.75C (.125C tax per cent).

  9. Went with burgers, but love both. Hot dogs can be just as versatile as long as you’re using a good brand. Anybody that serves “bologna” dogs to their friends, family and/or customers is committing a crime against humanity.

  10. Why choose? Carl’s Jr / Hardee’s just indroduced the All American burger that is a hamburger with a hot dog on it!

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