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 of 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!
Table of Streaming Burger Contents
- BURGER BEAST’S PICK
- STREAMING BURGER SHOWS
- BROADCAST TELEVISION BURGER SHOWS
- DOCUMENTARIES ON BURGERS
- BURGER RELATED MOVIES
BURGER BEAST’S PICK
If you were in a time crunch or if you want a sure-fire burger-related program that hits on all cylinders I suggest you watch George Motz on the Burger Scholar Sessions.
In the over 10 years that George and I have been friends, this is the first time that his personality has been captured accurately. It’s a quirky history lesson with cooking thrown in, 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 of method.
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
9:12 Episode Length
Bonkers Burgers on Prime Video 3 mins each episode
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – From golden buns to the world’s cheesiest cheeseburgers, INSIDER has seen some truly bonkers burgers.
We put together a list of our favorites to show the creative lengths chefs around the world go to in order to push burger boundaries.
The Burger Show
The Burger Show on HULU & YouTube Hosted by Alvin Cailin 5 Seasons, 10 to 13 mins each episode
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – First 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 it’s burgers that 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
7:31 Episode Length
BROADCAST TELEVISION BURGER SHOWS
Bob's Burgers on HULU 10 Seasons, 22 mins each episode
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – Bob Belcher is a third-generation restaurateur who runs Bob’s Burgers with his loving wife and their 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 On Demand Hosted by George Motz 21 mins each episode
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – What’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 goes into making 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
Fast Food Mania On Demand Hosted by Jon Hein Episode Length - 21 mins
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – Drive 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.
DOCUMENTARIES ON BURGERS
Burger Town on Prime Video & YouTube Directed by Dann Linck & Gary Licker Film Length - 47:01
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – A 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 on YouTube Directed by George Motz Film Length - 54:02
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – Hamburger America is a documentary film that tells the story of eight deliciously unique hamburger locations across the country and the people behind the burgers.
Each restaurant featured in the film has been around for more than forty years, uses only fresh meat, and in many cases can boast the fact 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 are what 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 DESCRIPTION – There 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.
BURGER RELATED MOVIES
The Founder On Demand Directed by John Lee Hancock Film Length - 1:55
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – The 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 be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a multi-billion dollar empire.
Good Burger on Netflix Directed by Brian Robbins Film Length - 1:43
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – When Mondo Burger sets up across the street, sneaky Dexter and burger-obsessed Ed realize they need to 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 on YouTube Directed by Mike Marvin Film Length - 1:30:42
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – In order to 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 & Kumar Go To White Castle
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle on Netflix Directed by Danny Leiner Film Length - 1:28
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION – Nerdy 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.