Is a fried chicken sandwhich a burger or is it a sandwich?

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#1 Posted by MonstroUK (74 posts) -

 
Would you consider the chicken and bread based food items sold by say, KFC to be burgers or sandwhiches?
 
I don't like red meat but I want to be able to say 'I'm eatin me a burger.'
#2 Posted by Bones8677 (3210 posts) -
@MonstroUK: You answered your own question by calling it a chicken sandwich.
#3 Posted by JJOR64 (18909 posts) -
@Bones8677 said:
" @MonstroUK: You answered your own question by calling it a chicken sandwich. "
#4 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5380 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" @Bones8677 said:
" @MonstroUK: You answered your own question by calling it a chicken sandwich. "
"
#5 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Yeah, definitely a sandwich.

#6 Edited by CitizenJP (1005 posts) -

Sandwich for sure! 
 
Edit: Mmm....fried chicken... (-_-' )

#7 Posted by icyroy05 (166 posts) -

I am utterly shocked and offended that this question was asked.

#8 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -
@icyroy05 said:
" I am utterly shocked and offended that this question was asked. "
Same here.
#9 Posted by Shirogane (3563 posts) -

They're called burgers here in Aus, KFC don't sell no sandwiches here.
#10 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

What's the official difference between a burger and a sandwich?

#11 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" What's the official difference between a burger and a sandwich? "
Burgers have beef patties. Sandwiches do not. That's my take on it, anyway. It's a deep explanation, I know.
#12 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

It's a chicken burger.
I mean burger as in the whole burger, not just the burger part.

#13 Posted by Interfect (978 posts) -
@MonstroUK: 
 
KFC knows the answer
#14 Edited by MattyFTM (14342 posts) -

But haven't we already established that burgers are sandwiches? So it's not a question of whether it's a burger or a sandwich, it's a question of whether it is a burger AND a sandwich, or just a sandwich.
 
Anyway, if it is just chicken breast in a burger bun, it's a chicken sandwich. If it is ground chicken in the form of a patty in a burger bun, it's a chicken burger. Simples.

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#15 Posted by Th3_James (2576 posts) -

I never eat at KFC or any fast food chicken joint, but i do enjoy a crispy chicken sandwich 

#16 Posted by Hamst3r (4452 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" What's the official difference between a burger and a sandwich? "
A burger is a sandwich made with a hamburger patty.
#17 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

Is water water?

#18 Edited by Driadon (2995 posts) -
@MattyFTM: But that fried chicken is made into a patty. It might not be a patty from ground chicken, but it's a patty nontheless. As it stands, it would be chicken burger in my neck of the woods.
#19 Posted by Heartagram (1181 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero said:
" @HandsomeDead said:
" What's the official difference between a burger and a sandwich? "
Burgers have beef patties. Sandwiches do not. That's my take on it, anyway. It's a deep explanation, I know. "
So is a turkey burger not a burger then?
#20 Posted by nrain (1274 posts) -

It's a chicken burger!

#21 Posted by Liono88 (368 posts) -

Its a chicken sandwich if its a thigh,breast,etc ....unless its ground up to a patty, like turkey or beef then its a burger

#22 Posted by Creamypies (4051 posts) -

I call it a chicken burger. It's a regional thing, there is no right or wrong answer.

#23 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -

sammich

#24 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

A burger is served in a bun, so if it's a chicken burger, it ought to come in a proper burger bun. If not, yeah it's a hot sammo.

#25 Posted by ZmillA (2261 posts) -

if it was ground chicken you could call it a chicken burger but no, what you are asking about is a sandwhich. All burgers are sandwiches but not all sandwiches are burgers

#26 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@Heartagram said:
" @TheGreatGuero said:
" @HandsomeDead said:
" What's the official difference between a burger and a sandwich? "
Burgers have beef patties. Sandwiches do not. That's my take on it, anyway. It's a deep explanation, I know. "
So is a turkey burger not a burger then? "
Heck no it's not. Turkey burgers are just wannabes.
#27 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -

Definitely not a burger.

#28 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1862 posts) -

If it has a bun and a patty, it's a burger to me.

#29 Posted by roofy (1005 posts) -

a burger is made of ground meat.
if what your eating isnt ground, then its a sandwich

#30 Posted by Veektarius (4600 posts) -

Burger, abbreviation of hamburger.  It's not like the "Ham" part explains what kind of meat is in it, because that would be grossly misleading.
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#31 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -

"Hamburger: A sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients."
 
I'm assuming Burger is meant to be just the abbreviated version of Hamburger. I don't make the rules.

#32 Posted by HypoXenophobia (1045 posts) -

" The hamburger is a very popular type of sandwich consisting of a bun with a meat patty in the middle, often combined with various condiments. Usually the patty is made of ground beef, though chicken, turkey, and vegetarian options like bean patties are also popular."
 
From the wiki, so its a sandwich.

#33 Posted by Marz (5642 posts) -
If it's in a Bun it's a burger, if it's in slices of bread it is a sandwich.
#34 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

This is just my personal interpretation but I see it as a chicken burger and refer to it specifically as a chicken burger to distinguish it from a red meat burger.

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#35 Posted by captain_clayman (3319 posts) -

sammich

#36 Posted by Undeadpool (4908 posts) -

Man, I'm hung over and I could murder a fried chicken sandwich. 
Sandwich, by the way.

#37 Posted by Suicidal_SNiper (949 posts) -
@creamypies said:
" I call it a chicken burger. It's a regional thing, there is no right or wrong answer. "
Yeah, it's definitely a regional thing. If someone said I'd want a chicken sandwich around here they'd be given an odd look.
#38 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

I am going to vote with those that say it is a sandwich.  A burger is ground up...no exceptions whether it is a ground beef, turkey, chicken, or veggies it must be a ground patty in order to be a burger.  For example if I go to a restaurant and order a sirloin burger I expect ground sirloin patty.  If I order a Ribeye sandwich I expect a cut of meat.  Both are a type of Steak one is ground one is whole.

#39 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

Simple rule.
 
A sandwich, anything calling itself a burger that doesn't have red meat is NOT A BURGER. Bison meat or any other red meat it is acceptable to call it a burger. Turkey, fish, vegetarian patties, are NOT burgers.

#40 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

Its a chicken fillet burger.

#41 Posted by Veektarius (4600 posts) -

So they call it a chicken burger in the south?  Not exactly the strongest endorsement...
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#42 Posted by Tomarlyn (146 posts) -

If its between two buns and not normal bread then it is a burger, there are such things as chicken burgers.
#43 Posted by SuperSambo (2853 posts) -

Bun = burger
 
Bread = sandwich

#44 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -

Chicken burger doesn't work. Its a sandwich.  
 
@Heartagram said:

" @TheGreatGuero said:
" @HandsomeDead said:
" What's the official difference between a burger and a sandwich? "
Burgers have beef patties. Sandwiches do not. That's my take on it, anyway. It's a deep explanation, I know. "
So is a turkey burger not a burger then? "
I submit that a turkey burger works though, as it is crafted in the ground patty form. If you had some straight turkey on a bun though, like my delicious leftover sandwiches after the holidays, then it is a sandwich.
#45 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

So for all of you saying that the type of bread is the difference does that mean if I put a piece of ham on a bun i have a ham burger.  That could get really confusing.  Also what about a sub sandwich it is more of a bun than a true piece of bread but I have a feeling if I went to Subway and ordered a sub burger it would be very confusing.  Also if I eat a beef patty on regular bread(which I have more than once) what do I call that?

#46 Posted by roscoe (145 posts) -

a burger is ground meat shaped into a patty. if it aint that then it aint a burger

#47 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

I don't think that there's a thing as a "chicken burger". I see them as chicken sandwiches, unless the meat is made of ground chicken (which I've never had, ever), a la ground turkey for a turkey burger.
 
So no, I wouldn't classify a fried chicken patty on a bun a burger, it's a chicken sandwich to me.

#48 Posted by Shadow (4977 posts) -

To me, it all depends on whether the meat is:
1. hot
2. one solid chunk (not numerous slices of stuff)

#49 Posted by Bass (692 posts) -

its only a burger if the meat is ground into patty form. If its a whole chicken breast, fried, it is a sandwhich. 
A burger does not need to be made of beef, which is a common misconception. Elk, bison, turkey, and i suppose even chicken can all exist in the form of burgers so long as they are made of ground meat. (The first two option being very tasty)

#50 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1862 posts) -
@Bass said:
" its only a burger if the meat is ground into patty form. If its a whole chicken breast, fried, it is a sandwhich.  A burger does not need to be made of beef, which is a common misconception. Elk, bison, turkey, and i suppose even chicken can all exist in the form of burgers so long as they are made of ground meat. (The first two option being very tasty) "
Is "on a kaiser" considered a burger or sandwich?

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