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Imagine what it would be like to live in a world where you don’t need to make the impossible decision: hamburger or hot dog? There are people who love hamburgers and people who love hot dogs, and there are also those who love both equally. And this is Canada, people–everyone and everything is equal here. Which is why the ‘hamdog,’ a hot dog-hamburger hybrid, is so fitting for us to try.

In theory, the idea of putting a burger and hot dog on the same bun is pretty simple. But no one’s actually done it until now (well, we might have, but the results weren’t pretty).


It includes a burger sliced in half with a hot dog put between both halves, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles, mustard, tomato sauce and mayo. But one of the most alluring features of the burger-hot dog mash-up is neither the hamburger or the hot dog; it’s the bun that seems to fit both effortlessly. (Which, by the way, is made in a special mould by hand.)

After first hearing about the hamdog (and seeing it be viciously rejected) on Shark Tank, Mark Murray, a genius from Australia, finally patented the idea and just started selling them. Although they’re only available on the other side of the globe for now, it’s only a matter of time until they reach Canada too. In the mean-time, you may want to put trying the hamdog on your Australian bucket list.

“Even [Shark Tank judge] Janine Allis told me that it was impossible to patent. She’ll be eating her words now,” said Murray.

Just goes to show that you can accomplish anything if you try hard enough. Next goal? bringing the hamdog to Canada!