Are hamburgers sandwiches?

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#1  Edited By Jeff  Staff

I think we can all agree that hamburgers and sandwiches are related, but would you consider "hamburger" to be a subset of "sandwich?


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#2  Edited By vinny  Staff

if you put roast beef between hamburger buns, would that be a sandwich?

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#3  Edited By Jeff  Staff

Yeah, I think that would be considered a sandwich.

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#4  Edited By gman

I wanna know why it's called a HAMburger when it's not ham.  Cowburger?

Moo?
Moo?



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#5  Edited By wafflestomp

If there are at least 2 slices of bread with stuff between them, it be a sandwich, yo.

Damnit, I forgot about open-faced....

boo me.

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#6  Edited By suitteeth

 Legend has it that what we know today as a hamburger was originally just a ground beef patty between two slices of white bread.

QED

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#7  Edited By citizenkane

Hamburgers are the best kind of sandwich, and I have Webster's Dictionary to back me up.  Not the part about it being the best kind of sandwich, but itself being a sandwich.  ;)

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#8  Edited By Toriko

It's obviously a sandwich, or is it?

It's in a special bun, I think Sandwiches can only be with bread.

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#10  Edited By Tom

have you guys even considered what happens when a sandwhich gets toasted? What the hell is it then!!!

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#11  Edited By SamFo
elliooo said:
"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.
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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.
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#12  Edited By MichaelScott

They are a certain kind of sandwich that should not be compared to your average sandwich.

if that helps. <.<

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#13  Edited By Soopy

i believe a hamburger is a sandwich just because it sounds healthier.

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#14  Edited By xplodedd

if a sloppy joe burger is considered a sandwich, then i think that burgers are sandwiches too.

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#15  Edited By MetalicSand

A Hamburger is not a sandwich! Thats just the way things need to be. No explanation needed.

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#16  Edited By Demilich

I think to qualify as a hamburger you need roasted beef and 2 buns.

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#17  Edited By FingDi

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.

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#18  Edited By VitaminWaterYum

It's a sandwich, but only by definition. Both have things inside two pieces of bread that you eat.

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#19  Edited By Jensonb

Yeah, it's a sandwich, I submit as proof The Simpsons joke about the Krusty Burger being the "Official Meat-Flavoured patty sandwich" of the Olympic games.

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#20  Edited By Relys

Sadly, I wouldn't know. I was raised vegetarian. :(

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#21  Edited By joseppie

Hamburger is a sandwich but it certainly does not transcend the sandwich category. You can't let hamburgers' egos run wild.

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#22  Edited By Gambit

Sub-way doesn't sell hamburgers so it's not a sandwich.

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#23  Edited By Klesk

Hamburgers are not sandwiches.

Sandwiches are hamburgers.

get some.

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#24  Edited By Leroy

Epic battle. too bad "Rolls" are getting caught right in the middle of all this.

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#25  Edited By EightBitWarrior

I can tell you exactly what they are: Delicious!

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#26  Edited By LouChou

The hamburger is like the Johnny Cash of sandwiches...

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#27  Edited By MasterSplinter

But does it really matter as long as it tastes good?

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#28  Edited By dotxhideki

Anything that is layered in between 2 slices of bread is a sandwich to me.

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#29  Edited By Batman

I like to think of the Hamburger as the king of sandwiches. 

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#30  Edited By expanded

Well, the next time we all eat a sandwhich or a hamburger.. we should ask ourselves. Why?
Why do we put this succulent perfect match of meat and bun straight into our mouths without wondering..What is this phenomenon we taste?
I believe .. it's a cheeseburger :o

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#31  Edited By SullyBMF

Its definatly a sub category of sandwhich, but its by no means a "sandwhich". If you ask your wife or girlfriend if they could make you sandwhich how many times have they ever come back with a cheeseburger? Idk about you guys but i have yet to recieve a buger out of that.

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#32  Edited By p0tet

well.. a sandwich is (according to wiki) "a food item made of two or more slices of bread"....

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#33  Edited By thebeast

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.

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#34  Edited By OlDrtyBstrd

Yes they are...I mean no they aren't...I MEAN...AUGH!!!!!!! I DONT KNOW!!!!!

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#35  Edited By Aleril

Well, a sandwich defined by websters is a: two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between

So I guess it is.

(P.S., sorry for making those 2 blank posts, I didn't know it is quick reply.)

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#36  Edited By Termite

Yeah, technically they are...but I wouldn't say they are

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#37  Edited By JDUB_XL

Yes, A hamburger is definitely a sandwich

Any food that involves a large amount of meat volume between two slices of bread is a sandwich. Except for a hotdog, that is indeed no type of sandwich

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#38  Edited By Dan

Hamburgers and sandwiches are synonymous, but they also coexist. You could make a strong argument that one could not exist without the other.

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#39  Edited By XAMS

Well, in some restaurants ive seen them list hamburgers under the "sandwiches" area in the menu. So I guess they are a kind of sandwich.

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Tom said:
"have you guys even considered what happens when a sandwhich gets toasted? What the hell is it then!!!"
That would be a toasted sandwich. Also, a Hamburger is not a sandwich.
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#41  Edited By ZenGaijin

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.

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#42  Edited By Kibblez
CaLe said:
"Well.. when I think of a sandwich I think of something that is cold. Hamburgers are supposed to be warm! Not cold darn it!"
 I think you're touching on preference more than anything. Without sounding like a pedantic jerk, DUDE UR WRONGGG!
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#43  Edited By white

As long as it tastes good, who cares?

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#44  Edited By Atlas

A sandwich is a sandwich.

A burger is a burger.

I'm happy to leave it at that.

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#45  Edited By RoboRobb

What would a Hamburger Cake be like I wonder?? thats too trippy I guess. Maybe if there was such a thing it would be part of the cake family.

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#46  Edited By NoRemnants  Online

Well Hotdogs are just pork between a bun. Are they sandwiches. Someone should make a Sandwich family tree.

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#47  Edited By jangofett88

I would consider a hamburger to be a sandwich.

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#48  Edited By Player1
CaLe said:
"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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What about toasted subs? Those are most definatly warm, but still sandwichs. I think the burger shoud have a classification of its own. Its not a sandwhich, its a burger.
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#49  Edited By Brocrates

Anything between two slices of bread is a sandwich.

All buns are bread, but not all bread is buns.

Buns are required for hot dogs and hamburgers.

Therefore, a hamburger is not a sandwich.

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#50  Edited By Leewow

If The Meat Is In Between Two Buns Its A Burger If The Meats Between Two Slices Of Bread Its A Sandwich