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Do you cut your burger in half?

I don't.

I find it almost wrong to do so, no matter how big the burger. Not wrong as in morally or ethically questionable. But it's just not the way the universe should be. Burgers should be eaten as one singular component -- two-fisted if need be.

Do you ever cut your burger in half?

Related question. What about (gasp!) a hot dog? Every cut a hot dog (in a bun) in half before eating?

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  1. If I cook it at home, I always cut it in half....want to make sure it is done properly and it is so much easier to handle. When I'm out, well now that I think of it I rarely if ever eat a burger out. Hot dogs at their best are cut in half nose to tail and fried for more crispy goodness.

    1. Only if it is too messy to eat whole -and I am eating in front of others.
      Hot dogs...never. That would just be wrong ;)

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      1. re: sedimental

        There is just no reason to cut a hot dog in half.
        I would only cut a hamburger in half if that made it neater and easier to eat.

        1. re: sedimental

          Ditto.

          And I do have to admit that I sometimes eat Chili Dogs with a knife & fork as they sometimes fall apart on me if I've added too much "stuff".

          1. re: Bacardi1

            I love a chili dog so sloppy that it is near impossible to pick up to bite.

            1. re: kengk

              So do I. But I also don't like missing the parts that end up running down my arms, thus the knife & fork - lol!!

            2. re: Bacardi1

              I always use a knife and fork with chili dogs.

          2. If I'm out, I like hot dogs that have been split in half and then nearly burnt on a commercial griddle. Top those dogs with some chili and onions and we're good to go.

              1. Occasionally a restaurant burger will, by nature of some assembly issues, seem to need cutting in half.

                Normally, I don't cut them.

                I'm not on board with this trend of gigantic burgers. If I want to eat that much I would greatly prefer multiple, smaller, burgers.