"Hamburger with the lot"
tomato, beetroot, lettuce, onion, fried egg, bacon, pineapple, cheese!
When is National Hamburger Month?
National Hamburger Day - December 21 & July 28
March is National Hamburger & Pickle Month!
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Fast food franchises sell American style fast food hamburgers
in both Australia and New Zealand.
The traditional Australasian hamburgers are usually bought from fish and chip shops or milk bars. The hamburger meat is always ground beef. They almost always include tomato, lettuce, grilled onion, beetroot (canned slices), and meat as minimum, and can optionally include cheese, pineapple, a fried egg (usually with a hard yolk) and bacon. If all these optional ingredients are included it is known as a "Hamburger with the lot". Some fish and chip shops in Australia also offer pineapple as an optional extra.
Variance between Australia and New Zealand
The only variance between the two countries' hamburgers is that New Zealand's "Hamburger with the lot" often contains a steak (beef) as well. The only condiments regularly used are tomato sauce, which is similar to ketchup but has less vinegar and more sugar, or BBQ sauce. Hamburgers in Australia and New Zealand tend to be less oily and fatty than their US counterparts, and are more likely to include a full salad if available.
McDonald's "McOz" Burger
The McDonald's "McOz" Burger is partway between American and Australian style burgers, having beetroot and tomato in an otherwise typical American burger. Likewise----
McDonald's in New Zealand created a Kiwiburger which is similar to a Quarter Pounder, but features:
- salad, beetroot and a fried egg.
The Hungry Jack's (Burger King) "Aussie Burger"
- has tomato, lettuce, onion, cheese, bacon, beetroot, egg, ketchup and a meat patty.
There is debate over whether this burger (with beetroot being the defining factor) is, in fact, an Australian or a New Zealand creation, but the answer remains unclear.
Are there other National Sandwich Holidays? Yes!
- National sandwich day is always November 3.
- July is Sandwich Generation month.
- Kraut Sandwich week: 3rd week in October.