🍔 - hamburger emoji

or hamburger emoji or burger emoji or cheeseburger emoji

[ham-berger ih-moh-jee]

What does 🍔 mean?

The hamburger emoji depicts two sesame-dotted buns bookending lettuce, tomato, and a (presumably) beef patty topped with a cheese slice. Isn't that a cheeseburger?


This is a popular emoji when hunger (or hanger) is behind the message.

Examples of 🍔 - hamburger emoji


Examples of 🍔 - hamburger emoji
Thinking about 🍗🍖🌭🍔🍟🌮🥙🍕
@sofeaorked, November, 2018
You already know what time it is! 2 TDs = 🍔!
@RamsNFL, November, 2018
snack shack & jeremy 😋🍔💛
@chaliannejoy_, November, 2018
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Where does 🍔 - hamburger emoji come from?

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Do you know the all-American hamburger is probably not an American invention? The beef patty, usually pan fried or cooked on a grill and then topped with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and condiments like mayonnaise or ketchup, is mostly believed to have been birthed in Hamburg, Germany.

First, in 1758, the “Hamburgh sausage” appeared, a sausage served on warm bread, and later, in the mid-1800s , roasted beefsteak appeared on a warm bread roll.

The first American version of a hamburger may have been served by Louis Lassen of Louis’ Lunch in 1900 in New Haven, CT. There are a few other claims that put the burger on American plates slightly earlier than 1900.

The first hamburger chain restaurant? White Castle. And the first McDonald’s location was opened in California, way back in 1940.

The cheeseburger, we mean, hamburger emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. An early Google version once had the cheese underneath the patty; it was corrected after the internet chastised Google for getting it wrong. We note that Apple’s emoji has the lettuce under the patty, which is a great way to help prevent soggy buns. Just saying.


Who uses 🍔 - hamburger emoji ?

Of course, the simple hamburger is one of America’s favorite foods, especially when your in a hurry or need something pretty portable to eat on the go. So, of course, the hamburger emoji appears in all kinds of food posts, and, as far as we know, has no other secret use in the digital world, like every other emoji out there … we’re looking at you eggplant emoji, peach emoji, carrot emoji, doughnut emoji … for example.

You’ll see the emoji used in relation to foods that don’t seem to have anything to do with hamburgers …

Don’t be surprised if you see the emoji used in posts about foods that are masquerading as hamburgers.

And, of course, you’ll see it in posts related to one of the best shows ever on television!

Oh, and about that other best show on television!

Is this overkill? No?

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