Alright, here's the deal.
I've lived in the Bangor area pretty much all of my life and Governor's has been one of those quintessential restaurants that I've grown up with and have an affinity for. In fact, the red hot dog was my staple meal at the Gov's until I hit my teen years. That's, like, legit Maine childhood rite of passage- eating the red hot dog at a Governors Restaurant.
So, doing my duty as someone who wants to bolster the pandemic-ridden local economy, me and the fams ordered from our local Governor's Restaurant for a tasty meal that mama don't have to cook.
As I was placing our order online, I noticed something strange about the menu that I had never realized before. But first, let's set this up.
Now, there is a lot of debate on what exactly a hot dog counts as. It has a link of cased meat surrounded by bread. There are many things similar to it but what kind of category should it be put in: sandwich? burger? stuffed bread? meat bun?
Honestly, I've never thought about it that much- until now. Because, as I was perusing the Gov's online to-go menu, I came across this....
Is that a hot dog listed in the burger section?! For real?!
And not just one hot dog meal...
Not just TWO meals with hot dogs...
But, THREE MEALS WITH HOT DOGS in the burger section.
So, it's intentional and obvy not a mistake.
Like I said, I haven't thought about this too much before but now that I see it in real life, staring me in the face, I'm just not sure how I feel about a hot dog in the hamburger section.
It really is a stupid American concern but, damnit, there's something about this that makes me feel so uneasy.
What are your thoughts about a hot dog listed in the burger section of a menu?
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