We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Hamburger Quotes from Danny Meyer, Ray Kroc, Jim Cantalupo, Mandy Rose, Jeanne Marie Laskas. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature.
We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
When you’re doing that you lose your focus on the discipline of the business, and how you train people at Hamburger University, and everybody gets on a bigger, different vision, and they’re not on the same page.
My brothers nicknamed me ‘Hamburgers.’
Seagulls are a landfill nuisance because they fly away with food scraps and, as is their reputation, fight each other over them midflight, often losing them, and soon a lady has a half-eaten hamburger splashing into her backyard pool.
From the days when I was a kid, and I would sit at the dinner table with Dad, we would debate everything, from the best hamburger in the world to the most important news items. We always had real challenging conversations. That translated to hanging out with my buddies. It wasn’t always something cerebral or important.
Grand Slam losses are hard. I treat myself after losses though, I usually go to McDonald’s and I have a hamburger and you know, something. Because you know, you just need to be nice to yourself sometimes after the loss.
Give me Caviar Kaspia and give me a hamburger. I love the two extremes.
I love a good piece of pizza. I love a good hamburger. If I don’t let myself have those things, there’s going to be a week where I just go off the deep end and eat nothing but that.
The food and drink that goes along with football is one of the best things: hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and dips. At the stadium I would probably get nachos, but when I’m at home we order pizza a lot.
In my opinion, it has never been proven that food even has calories. When I bite into a hamburger, I see pickle and ketchup and bun and meat, but if there’s a calorie in there, it must be hidden.
It would take enormous expertise for Amazon to win in every category. Do you think McDonald’s could be number one in hamburgers, seafood, and Chinese food?
Many of us grew up with colourful characters such as Tony the Tiger, Coco the Monkey and Ronald McDonald. These figures were designed to market products – from sugary breakfast cereals to hamburgers – to children.
You can’t take a congressman to lunch for $25 and buy him a hamburger or a steak or something like that. But you can take him to a fund-raising lunch and not only buy him that steak, but give him $25,000 extra and call it a fund-raiser – and have all the same access and all the same interactions with that congressman.
I just got tired of being overweight and unfit, so I changed my diet from hamburgers to yogurt and muesli, and it seems to work.
I always admired Ray Kroc, the man who invented McDonald’s. Ray had a vision of the most commonplace thing – a hamburger and fries to go – but to him it was just the greatest thing ever, and he was going to make it the greatest thing ever for everybody else, and he did.
Paris, as always, is swarming with Americans, and these days, it’s also swarming with hamburgers. Oddly, though, it’s not typically the Americans who are pursuing the perfect burger on the perfect bun with the obligatory side of perfect coleslaw; the Americans are pursuing the perfect blanquette de veau.
I really like hamburgers and French fries, and I don’t consider myself some kind of gourmand.
You know most of the food that Americans hold so dear – things like hamburgers and hot dogs – were road food, but even before they were road food, they were peasant food.
What are the symbols of American strength, wealth, power and modernity? Certainly not jazz and rock and roll, not chewing-gum or hamburgers, Broadway or Hollywood. It’s their skyscrapers. Their Pentagon. Their science. Their technology.
For our first date, I made Ryan Hamburger Helper, which is basically what I grew up on. I make my own version of it now, with macaroni and cheese and hamburger meat. And the kids – it’s their favorite dinner.
The way we subsidize food makes it cheaper to go to McDonald’s and get a hamburger than a salad, and that’s insane. It’s pure government policy.
I still love making hamburgers on the grill. I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me.
To get rid of my cellulite, I’d have to go on a diet. I don’t want to do that; I want to eat. If I want a hamburger, I’ll have one.
Dream food day, hmm – maybe a hamburger and fries, but honestly, it’s not really a dream because I tend to eat what I want to for the most part.
Too often, we have tended to fall into a trap of creating plain hamburgers.
I like junk food, French fries, hamburgers – I love it.
I used to have hamburgers coming and going, especially when I was on the road. Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. I am now opting for salads and just healthier lunches.
The hamburgers in America are the best in the world.
The number one mistake is giving pets table scraps. I made the mistake thinking I was showing my dog love by giving her food and treats. You see a tiny 4 oz. piece of cheese, but for a Boston Terrier like mine, that’s like one and a half hamburgers. That’s unhealthy.
Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.
Try not to eat after 7 P.M. Try to stay away from heavy food in the night, like hamburgers and chicken nuggets. Eat that stuff in the morning or early afternoon.
You turn hotdogs with tongs. Don’t you ever use those tongs on a hamburger.
The videos I put on YouTube have expanded my audience beyond what I could have done at just a Hamburger Mary’s. People saw the videos, started booking me, and literally 40-plus countries and thousands of gigs later I can basically say that YouTube has bought me a house.
If only meat weren’t so delicious! Sure, meat may pave the way to a heart attack. Yes, factory farms torture animals. Indeed, producing a single hamburger patty requires more water than two weeks of showers. But for those of us who are weak-willed, there’s nothing like a juicy burger.
Startups are now creating specialized 3-D printers capable of producing everything from synthetic hamburgers to multi-story apartment buildings.
If audiences are sort of interested in movies that are made like McDonald’s hamburgers, which do have a value in the world, then we have to re-evaluate our entire career.
Short ribs in the middle of a hamburger? That was pretty groundbreaking.
I am nearly the worst role model for a healthy person. To me, a healthy person is someone in balance. Sometimes you eat hamburgers, sometimes salad; sometimes you move, sometimes you don’t. I eat more healthily than unhealthily, but I do sometimes eat unhealthy food.
If I want a hamburger, I’m going to have one. No 21-year-old should be worrying about whether she fits a sample size.
I often want things to make definite statements. If I order onions sliced thinly on my hamburger, I don’t want them to come out sort of medium. But that doesn’t mean it’s a reasonable desire, in all things.
We all flirt. When I go into a meeting with new clients I flirt with them; when I want 20p off a hamburger I’ll flirt with them. It’s not about being sexual – it’s about getting someone’s attention and getting your own way in a seductive way.
There’s a couple of foods that if you see me eat them in a contest, you can tell I like them. Grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken wings, ribs, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza. I mean, those, they go down like I was made to eat them.
Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it’s in Hamburger Technology.
I can’t go out there and just eat turkey sandwiches and hamburgers all day because that’s not going to make my body perform at the level that it can.
When I was growing up, I never really ate vegetables. I was just a hot dog, hamburger, French fry person like most kids.
Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.
If you are going to be serving a living thing, you have to honor that living thing with some kind of care and thought and preparation to rationalize the taking of that life in some way. Where if you’re just grinding up hamburger at McDonald’s, I see that as a bit of an affront to living things.
Sometimes kids want a hamburger, but I’ll fill it up with a quinoa tikki. We eat makhana instead of popcorn; we even take it to the movie theater! I also mash up a lot of vegetables and put it in the aata, so they don’t realise they are eating vegetables.
We should not use crippled children to sell hamburgers. Ever.
So, this is my plea to all Western editors and producers: Display the Muhammad cartoon daily, until the Islamists become accustomed to the fact that we turn sacred cows into hamburger.
One way I deal with stress is when I feel a certain way, I just do it. It’s like, I want a hamburger, so I’m just going to eat a hamburger. I don’t want to answer your phone call right now – I’m not going to answer your phone call. Just be able to say, ‘This is how I feel. This is the way it is, deal with it.’
Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
Neil Hamburger writes such cutting jokes.
Either you came to eat hamburgers and steaks before the game or you came to play. We don’t need any hamburger-eaters, we need players. The guys that really have energy and get excited about the game usually can’t eat pregame meal.
If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.
Ferran Adria making hamburgers… some thought it was crazy. But getting them perfect was a challenge. Plus I’m fascinated by all aspects of food.
I was raised to believe you eat hamburgers, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cheesecake for dessert. In California they eat tofu burgers, fat-free applesauce and cake with no sugar. Hopefully, in between, there’s a happy medium for me.
Puberty for me was graduating from Thousand Island salad dressing to Caesar salads. It was like going from hot dogs and hamburgers to beef stroganoff, or from ice cream in a cone to creme brulee.
I generally don’t select my chicken or my hamburgers based on the personal ideology of the person who is either flipping the hamburgers or making the money back at corporate headquarters. But if people want to do that, they’re free to do it.
I’d like to think that, in the United States, you can criticize a company that makes hamburgers without having to worry about what might happen to you.
Usually in the off season, when you’re done, you’re just done. You eat hamburgers and pizza. You’re partying and having a good time.
I used to be monastic, almost. Now I’m like a Tibetan that has discovered hamburgers and television. I’m catching up on Americana.
In time, foods such as hamburgers and ice cream became more than just meals. They became part of American history and culture, touchstones that are almost immediately nostalgic and sentimental no matter how old you are or what part of the country you are from.
After a long day at the beach, a hamburger and fries usually does the trick.
I am a dichotomy of tastes. I’m big on water, and I do a protein drink in the morning, but then I eat off the kids’ menu after that. So, there’s only like six foods I like. I like quesadillas. I like hamburgers. I like sushi. I like pizza, PB&J, or breakfast any time of the day.
Sometimes I miss hamburgers, I should say that. I miss the tuna pizzas at Mercer Kitchen.
Most people don’t know I have a weird pregame meal. I’m picky, so all I eat are grapes and a hamburger with nothing on it. I get the meat, the bun – that’s it.
People think it’s so easy to make hamburgers. That consistent quality in so many restaurants, in that many parts of the world, is not an easy thing to do.
As a writer, you have to be near people and hear stuff. I’m a hamburger and cheese kind of fellow; I’m not Henry David Thoreau.
I’m always down to try a new burger, but Shake Shack is still my top. What makes them so special is for the bread they use Martin’s potato rolls which is just the best hamburger buns ever.
Really, the only way to face the biggest problems we have is for the government to change the way they subsidize food. The way we subsidize food makes it cheaper to go to McDonald’s and get a hamburger than a salad, and that’s insane.
A homemade hamburger can be a real treat.
I love hamburgers, but if you give me a hamburger for every meal, I’m gonna tire of it.
In 2012, a hamburger cost Amtrak $16.15, with riders paying $9.50. This means that we, the taxpayers, are forced to pick up the tab for the remaining $6.65 through subsidies provided to Amtrak.
I wouldn’t eat a hamburger for 40,000 dollars.
The Kobe craze really annoyed me. Most of the practitioners had no real understanding of the product and were abusing it and exploiting it in terrible and ridiculous ways. Kobe beef should not be used in a hamburger. It’s completely pointless.