Guide To Streaming Burger Shows

This is the Official Guide to the Best Streaming Burger Programs. Technically, it’s Burger Beast‘s Guide To The Best Streaming Burger Programs, but we’re amongst friends here.

There is just so much burger content out there. How much of it is really entertaining or even worth your time? All the burger programs are available via the usual suspects (Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video & YouTube). Plus, On-Demand which is pretty much a la carte paid content. A few programs are available through multiple streaming services.

It pays to look around before you spend a nickel on anything. By the way, that’s just a phrase. I’m pretty sure that there is not one single thing that costs five cents anymore. It’s not 1921 anymore, and this isn’t a slider from White Castle.

Don’t know where to start? What about some of the embedded videos right on this page? They should get you in the burger mood!

Burger Beast’s Pick

George Motz Burger Scholar Sessions
George Motz Burger Scholar Sessions

If you are in a time crunch or want a sure-fire burger-related program that hits all cylinders, I suggest you watch George Motz on the Burger Scholar Sessions.

In the more than ten years that George and I have been friends, this is the first time his personality has been captured accurately. It’s a quirky history lesson with cooking thrown in, and it’s a must-watch.

Burger Scholar Sessions

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – In First We Feast’s new series, “Burger Scholar Sessions,” Burger Scholar George Motz teaches you everything you need to know about cooking regional hamburgers.

George has eaten thousands of burgers in the last 18 years of research, and now he’s on a mission to share his knowledge.

From the Texas smoked burger to the Mississippi Slugburger to the Tennessee Deep-Fried Burger, hamburger history is alive and well in George Motz‘s kitchen.

Here is your ultimate master class on regional hamburgers.

Streaming Burger Shows

$2 Burgers in Harlem

$2 Burger in Harlem on YouTube
By Munchies
9:12 Episode Length

The Burger Show

The Burger Show Poster with Alvin Cailin in front of a stack of burgers

The Burger Show on HULU & YouTube
Hosted by Alvin Cailin 
5 Seasons, 10 to 13 mins each episode

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONFirst We Feast’s “The Burger Show” is a web series that explores everything about modern burger culture—from the rise of Instagram-bait stunt burgers to the enduring influence of regional styles—through the eyes of Eggslut chef Alvin Cailan.

Alvin’s breakfast sandwich empire in Los Angeles put him on the culinary map, but burgers are his true passion.

Now he’s in NYC to understand what drives his obsession, and he’s linking up with folks like Adam Richman, burger scholar George Motz, and Binging With Babish’s Andrew Rea to help him along the way.

The Burger Sisters of Kenya

The Burger Sisters of Kenya on YouTube
By Munchies
7:31 Episode Length

Broadcast Television Burger Shows

Bob’s Burgers

Poster of the cartoon cast of Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers on HULU
10 Seasons, 22 mins each episode

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONBob Belcher is a third-generation restaurateur who runs Bob’s Burgers with his loving wife and three children. Bob believes his burgers speak for themselves and isn’t afraid to offer a variety of off-beat creations.

Bob’s wife, Linda, supports his dream but is becoming sick of the slow times, as the restaurant is constantly in danger of going out of business.

The main competition to Bob’s Burgers is a busy pasta joint located across the street that is run by Bob’s nemesis, Jimmy Pesto.

Despite the challenges, which include consistent harassment from Linda’s ex – a health inspector – Bob tries to keep the grill sizzling.

Burger Land

George Motz standing on giant burger

Burger Land On Demand
Hosted by George Motz
21 mins each episode

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONWhat’s better than a big, beefy burger to satisfy a big, beef-craving appetite? Nothing, says George Motz.

As the author of the best-selling book “Hamburger America” and creator of the same-named documentary, Motz knows the subject inside and out.

On the half-hour series, he takes viewers on a taste-testing adventure across America, exploring the nation’s most iconic and historic burger joints to reveal what makes the patties the best in the land.

Each episode features a tour of a different region, focusing on three established spots that Motz has previously encountered, plus one that somehow has escaped his hamburger-happy palate.

Fast Food Mania

John Hein eating a Burger graphic

Fast Food Mania On Demand
Hosted by Jon Hein
Episode Length - 21 mins

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONDrive around any corner in the U.S., and there’s likely a fast-food joint serving one-of-a-kind eats.

The establishments represent a classic slice of Americana, the experience of enjoying quick, tasty, inexpensive fare.

“Fast Food Mania” digs into the nostalgia and pop culture associated with this fascinating world, revealing behind-the-scenes stories and obscure facts about such iconic chains as Wendy’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken, as well as revisiting memorable ad campaigns and making stops at original outposts of popular brands such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Nathan’s Famous.

Plus, up-and-coming chains and hidden gems like Jet Bar-B-Q are spotlighted. Howard Stern’s Jon Hein, whose claim to fame is coining the phrase “jump the shark,” is the host.

Burger Documentaries

Burger Town

Burger Town on Prime Video & YouTube
Directed by Dann Linck & Gary Licker
Film Length - 47:01

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONA tasty, colorful tour of the Los Angeles burger and Drive-In scene that also traces its Americana roots from post-World War II through the 1990s.

“Burger Town” also includes an exclusive interview in 1994 with Dick McDonald, who co-founded McDonald’s Hamburgers along with his brother Mac.

Hamburger America

Hamburger America Film Poster

Hamburger America on YouTube
Directed by George Motz
Film Length - 54:02

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONHamburger America is a documentary film that tells the story of eight deliciously unique hamburger locations and the people behind the burgers.

Each restaurant featured in the film has been around for over forty years, uses only fresh meat, and, in many cases, can boast that ownership has stayed within the same family.

Not only is each establishment family-run, but their booths, counters, and stools have seen families come together and grow over the years.

The tenets of tradition, family, and pride make Hamburger America a truly American tale.

The Real Founder

The Real Founder on Prime Video
Directed by Scott Sobel
Film Length - 48:00

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONThere is no question that the McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain is the largest in the world, and Richard “Dick” McDonald, along with his brother Maurice, started it all.

Enjoy a rare interview with Dick as well as a treasure trove of information, photos, and footage depicting the development of the McDonald’s chain and the fast-food industry that still dominates our eating habits today.

The Founder

Movie Poster for the film The Founder with Michael Keaton

The Founder On Demand
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Film Length - 1:55

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONThe true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California.

Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential.

Kroc soon maneuvers himself into a position to pull the company from the brothers and create a multi-billion dollar empire.

Good Burger

Kel & Kenan in Good Burger

Good Burger on Netflix
Directed by Brian Robbins
Film Length - 1:43

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONWhen Mondo Burger sets up across the street, sneaky Dexter and burger-obsessed Ed realize they must fight to keep their fast food joint going.

Their new secret sauce might be the answer, but not if Mondo can grab it.

Hamburger the Motion Picture

Hamburger: The Motion Picture Alternate Poster

Hamburger The Motion Picture on YouTube
Directed by Mike Marvin
Film Length - 1:30:42

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONTo gain a huge inheritance, a cad (Leigh McCloskey) must graduate from college.

The one he selects, Busterburger University, offers degrees in fast-food franchising.

Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle Poster

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle on Netflix
Directed by Danny Leiner
Film Length - 1:28

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONNerdy accountant Harold (John Cho) and his irrepressible friend, Kumar (Kal Penn), get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle.

Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into New Jersey.

Somehow, the boys manage to run afoul of rednecks, cops, and even a car-stealing Neil Patrick Harris before getting anywhere near their beloved sliders.

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