I think we can all agree that hamburgers and sandwiches are related, but would you consider "hamburger" to be a subset of "sandwich?
"A Hamburger resides within the sandwhich family for sure, but is really it's own entity. Whilst a sandwhich usually entails sliced or cut meats, and a hamburger has its meat portion in burger-form, making it a different beast.Going to have to agree with Elliott on this one, I'd like to see someone go to SubWay and order a burger or conversely, go to mcDonald's and order a sandwich. Not going to happen.
Well dictionary.com defines a sandwich as "1.two or more slices of bread or the like with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between each pair." So it would appear that hamburgers do fall under the sandwich category. But at the same time I don't think that's fair. Because let's be honest here, HAMBURGER > SANDWICH.
I think if there was a family tree of food items, the sandwich and the burger would be sibling nodes - rather than descendants. They'd probably have a parent node called something like 'Breadius Containius'.
Although literally speaking - a hamburger is not the actual bap which surrounds the meaty substance. The hamburger is the actual meaty substance. So no. Unless you make sandwiches out of flesh, they are not the same.
I don't consider a Hamburger a sandwich when I think of a sandwich I think of a combination of meats coming together to make something awesome. A Hamburger is one lone meat going it for the entire strength of the dish, I think for that reason Hamburgers need their own classification.
"Well.. when I think of a sandwich I think of something that is cold. Hamburgers are supposed to be warm! Not cold darn it!
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