The term "burger" has now become generic, and may refer to sandwiches that have ground meat, chicken, fish (or even vegetarian) fillings other than a beef patty, but share the characteristic round bun. By the mid 20th century both terms were commonly shortened to "hamburger" or simply "burger." However, these "burgers" are usually referred to as "chicken burgers", "fish burgers", etc. A "hamburger" today can also be made with finely chopped beef as well as ground beef.
The traditional Australasian hamburgers: 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". (see The Australian Cheeseburger)
Veggie burgers: A veggie burger, garden burger, or tofu burger uses a meat analogue, a meat substitute such as tofu, TVP, seitan (wheat gluten), quorn, beans, grains or an assortment of vegetables, ground up and mashed into patties.
Slopper: A slopper is a cheeseburger, or hamburger served open-faced and smothered in red chile, or green chile (aka chile verde or green chile sauce). Sloppers generally include grilled buns and are often topped with freshly chopped onions. Eating a slopper is no easy task. The use of a fork or spoon is essential, but a fork & knife, or fork & spoon combination is recommended.
Cheeseburger: A cheeseburger is a hamburger accompanied with melted cheese. The term itself is a portmanteau of the words "cheese" and "hamburger." The cheese is usually sliced, then added a short time before the hamburger finishes cooking to allow it to melt. In fast food restaurants, the cheese that is added to a cheeseburger is typically American cheese, but there are many other variations. Mozzarella, blue cheese, pepper jack, and especially cheddar are popular choices.
Barbecue Burger: A BBQ hamburger is made from ground beef, mixed with onions and barbecue sauce- then grilled on the grill. Once the meat has been turned once, barbecue sauce is spread on top and grilled until the sauce caramelizes. The bread bun is buttered and also spread with a light layer of barbecue sauce, then toasted on the grill. Anything can be added when building your sandwich -cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles or sliced onions.
Butter Burger: In the Upper Midwest, particularly Wisconsin, burgers are often made with a buttered bun, butter as one of the ingredients of the patty or with a pat of butter on top of the burger patty. This is called a "Butter Burger."
Carolina-style: In portions of the Carolinas, a Carolina-style hamburger "with everything" may be served with cheese, chili, onions, mustard, and cole slaw and national chain Wendy's sells a "Carolina Classic" burger with these toppings in these areas.
Curry Burger: A curry burger is a variant of the American hamburger that is seasoned with curry. Made with ground beef, chicken, or lamb, it is typically seasoned with curry powder, as well as yogurt, onions, green peppers, and other spices, and then served on a traditional hamburger bun.
Hawaii hamburgers: are often topped with teriyaki sauce, derived from the Japanese-American culture, and locally grown pineapple.
California Burger: In portions of the Midwest and East coast, a hamburger served with lettuce, tomato, and onion is referred to as a "California burger." However in the Western U.S., a "California" burger most often consists of a normal cheeseburger, with the addition of guacamole and bacon.
Double Decker: A hamburger with two patties is a "double decker" or simply a "double," of which the Big Boy claims to be the first commercially sold, while a hamburger with three patties is a "triple," with the Wendy's restaurant chain being among the first to offer this as a regular product. Doubles and triples are often combined with cheese and occasionally with bacon as well, yielding a "double cheeseburger" or a "triple bacon cheeseburger," or alternatively, a "bacon double/triple cheeseburger."
Banquet Burger: A hamburger with one patty, bacon, and cheese is a "bacon cheeseburger" or a "Banquet Burger"; hamburgers with bacon but no cheese are often called "bacon-burger"s.
Patty Melt: A patty melt is a sandwich consisting of a hamburger patty, sautéed onions and cheese between two slices of rye bread. The sandwich is then grilled so that the cheese melts thoroughly.
Slider: Another variety of hamburger is the "slider", which is a very small square hamburger patty sprinkled with diced onions and served on an equally small bun. This is the kind of hamburger popularized by White Castle. The name comes from their size, whereby they are considered to "slide" right down your throat in one or two bites. Another purveyor of the slider is Krystal.
Chicken Burger: In the continental U.S. it is uncommon to hear a chicken patty or breast on a hamburger bun referred to as a "chicken burger". This is almost always called a chicken sandwich except for rare exceptions, such as with the Red Robin chain of restaurants. In Canada, chicken burgers generally refer to patties and when using a chicken breast, to chicken sandwiches. In Hawaii, small (usually marinated) pieces of chicken piled on a bun can be found, referred to as a teriyaki chicken burger, for example. This is similar to what is found in Japan, but is a local variation.
Kubie Buger: In Alberta, Canada a kubie burger is a hamburger made with a pressed Ukrainian sausage (kubasa).
Frita is a Cuban dish with a seasoned ground beef patty(sometimes mixed with chorizo) on Cuban bread topped with shoestring potatoes, lettuce, onions, and a spiced ketchup sauce. A similar dish on Cuban bread is called pan con bistec bistec de palomilla topped with the shoestring potatoes. This type of burger is found mainly in South Florida.
Colossal Colon Clogger: In Toronto the local eatery Dangerous Dan's Diner offers the Colossal Colon Clogger (or Quad C) 24oz burger served with a quarter pound of cheese, a quarter pound of bacon, and 2 fried eggs.
Chimichurris are a traditional dish eaten in the Dominican Republic. They are a hearty snack of pork cut from a joint and eaten in a sandwich. * The dish in Washington Heights in Manhattan refers to a hamburger on pan de aqua (water bread), a crusty round bun topped with a seasoned patty of ground beef, a mayonnaise/ketchup sauce, and some lightly sauteed vegetables (tomato slice, onions, and shredded cabbage). recipe resource
Mexican Hamburger: In Mexico, a hamburger usually consists of actual "ham" with the meat patty along with avacado, cheese, and bacon.
Slugburger: A slugburger is a traditional southern delicacy found in northeast Mississippi, particularly Corinth. Consisting of a patty made from a mixture of meat or pork and an inexpensive extender such as soybeans, it is deep fried in canola oil. It is typically served on a bun with mustard, pickles, an onion ring, and a side of French fries.
"Takumi Burger" (meaning "artisan taste"), featuring avocados, freshly grated wasabi, and other rare seasonal ingredients.
Juicy Lucy: A Jucy Lucy (or Juicy Lucy) is a cheeseburger having the cheese inside the meat patty rather than on top. A piece of cheese is surrounded by raw meat and cooked until it melts, resulting in a molten core of cheese within the patty. This scalding hot cheese tends to gush out at the first bite, so servers frequently warn patrons to let the sandwich cool for a few minutes before consumption.
Luther Burger: is a hamburger, specifically a bacon cheeseburger, which employs a grilled glazed donut in place of the bun.
The Naan burger is a hamburger made with naan bread. The naan burger has very similar ingredients to normal burgers, but is sometimes made with ham . The use of flatbread creates a taste experience different from hamburgers made with bread.
Pizza Burger: A pizza burger is a ground beef patties mixed with Italian spices, sauce being pizza sauce with mozzarella cheese and grilled onions- delicious! (variations include mushrooms and grilled bell peppers)
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.
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.
Fried Green Tomato Burger: In the southern United States, hamburgers made with fried green tomatoes are a favorite! (National Fried Green Tomato)
Recent years have seen the increasing popularity of new types of "burgers" in which alternatives to ground beef are used as the primary ingredient. For example, a turkey burger uses ground turkey meat, a chicken burger uses either ground chicken meat or chicken filets. A buffalo burger uses ground meat from a bison and some mix cow and buffalo meat, thus creating a "Beefalo burger" and an ostrich burger is made from ground seasoned ostrich meat. A deer burger uses ground venison from deer.
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.