A hamdog is a combination of a hamburger and a hot dog. Dishes of this name have been invented in Australia and the United States.


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Creator of the Hamdog®, Mark Murray.
Place of originAustralia
Region or stateWestern Australia
Created byMark Anthony Murray
Main ingredientsHot dog, beef patty
VariationsChili, cheese, onions, egg, potatoes, hoagie roll
Food energy
(per serving)
623 (315 from fat)[1] kcal
Other informationFat 35 g[1]

Australian Mark Murray conceived one kind of hamdog in 2004. His version contains a beef patty cut in two, with a frankfurter placed in between the two patties, then topped off with cheese, pickles, sauces, tomato, lettuce and onion. He received a US design patent for the specially shaped bun in 2009.[2]

United States

Another variety of hamdog was invented in February 2005 by Chandler Goff, the owner of a bar in Decatur, Georgia. This version consists of a hot dog wrapped in a half pound of hamburger with bacon, cheese and onion on a hoagie bun which is deep-fried and served with a fried egg on top and a side of French fries.[3] He started selling it at the Indiana State Fair in 2006.[4] A hamdog eating contest was established in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, in 2007 by Jimmy's Food and Drink. There is no reward for the winner other than bragging rights.[5]

Dr. Nicholas Lang, professor of surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, advised against consuming a hamdog, even as a one-time snack.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Is this ultimate way to clog arteries? A hot dog inside burger, then fried !!!! Southern-fried staples nutritional info". The Advocate (Louisiana). NewsBank. February 14, 2005. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Rebecca (September 20, 2016). "The Hamdog — a cross between a hamburger and a hotdog — is here". news.com.au.
  3. ^ "It's a deep-fried train wreck, but I can die happy". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. NewsBank. April 21, 2005. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  4. ^ Harper, Jennifer (August 3, 2006). "All is fare at frying fests; Even strawberry is not exempt at state fairs". The Washington Times. The Gale Group. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  5. ^ "Dare You! Calling All Big Eaters, Here Are 5 Places Where You can Test Your Competitive Spirit (Burp)". St. Paul Pioneer Press. NewsBank. February 26, 2009. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  6. ^ "Health officials wage tough fight in America's 'Stroke Belt'". USA Today. Associated Press. February 13, 2005. Retrieved August 11, 2010.