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Guide to Burger Centric Streaming Programs

I know exactly how you’re feeling which is why I created this Guide to Burger Centric Streaming Programs.

There is just so much content out there but how much of it is really entertaining or even worth your time?

I’ve divided the page by Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, and On-Demand, which is pretty much a la carte paid content.

A few programs are available through different streaming services so I’d suggest you 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 thing that costs five cents anymore.

Don’t know where to start? I’d suggest George Motz’s Hamburger America documentary. Shortly after watching Hamburger America I kickstarted my site Burger Beast. It was a great inspiration.

HULU

Poster of the cartoon cast of Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers 10 Seasons, 22 mins each

DescriptionBob 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.

The Burger Show Poster with Alvin Cailin in front of a stack of burgersThe Burger Show hosted by Alvin Cailin, 5 Seasons, 10 to 13 mins each

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 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.

Season 1 Episode 1 The Ultimate Expensive Burger Tasting with Adam Richman
Season 1 Episode 2 A Burger Scholar Breaks Down Classic Regional Burger Styles with George Motz
Season 1 Episode 3 Binging with Babish Cooks In-N-Out and Shake Shack Clones
Season 1 Episode 4 Sean Evans, Matty Matheson, and Miss Info Judge a Stunt Burger Showdown
Season 1 Episode 5 The Cult of the Jersey Diner Burger, with Padma Lakshmi
Season 1 Episode 6 Bob’s Burgers Taste-Test with H. Jon Benjamin
Season 2 Episode 1 This Burger Has A Cheese Curd Skirt
Season 2 Episode 2 Seth Rogen Taste-Tests Secret Fast-Food Burgers
Season 2 Episode 3 The Quest for the Ultimate Patty Melt
Season 2 Episode 4 This Late-Night Burger Is L.A.’s Secret Handshake
Season 2 Episode 5 A Burger Scholar Explains One of the Best Burgers in America with George Motz
Season 2 Episode 6 How to Make the Perfect Burger According to Science
Season 3 Episode 1 Tony Hawk Skates and Eats Iconic Burgers
Season 3 Episode 2 Binging with Babish Taste-Tests Regional Burger Styles
Season 3 Episode 3 J. Kenji López-Alt Debunks Burger Myths
Season 3 Episode 4 MythBusters Tory Belleci Tests the Ultimate Burger Robot
Season 3 Episode 5 The Ultimate Regional Burger Road Trip with a Burger Scholar with George Motz
Season 3 Episode 6 Casey Neistat Taste-Tests Limited-Edition Burgers from Shake Shack
Season 4 Episode 1 Mike Chen’s Ultimate International Burger Tour
Season 4 Episode 2 Ty Burrell Taste-Tests Classic Regional Burger Styles with George Motz
Season 4 Episode 3 Binging with Babish Tries to Survive in a Professional Kitchen
Season 4 Episode 4 Lana Condor Tastes the Best Veggie Burgers
Season 4 Episode 5 Sean Evans Tastes the Best Burgers in Chicago
Season 4 Episode 6 Adam Richman Eats the Two Most Iconic Burgers in NYC

NETFLIX

Good Burger Movie Poster
Good Burger directed by Brian Robbins, Film Length - 1:43

DescriptionWhen 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.

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle Poster
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle directed by Danny Leiner, Film Length - 1:28

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.


PRIME VIDEO

Bonkers Burgers: Episode Length - 3 mins

DescriptionFrom 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.

Season 1 Episode 1 This Burger Has A Cheese Curd Skirt
Season 1 Episode 2 Fondue Burgers Are A Cheese Lover’s Dream
Season 1 Episode 3 This Filipino Burger Is The Ultimate Hangover Cure
Season 1 Episode 4 These Burgers Are Stacked With Short Rib
Season 1 Episode 5 This Burger Has A 24-Karat Gold Bun
Season 1 Episode 6 Europe’s Biggest Burger Is The Size Of 35 Regular Burgers
Season 1 Episode 7 This Machine Pumps Out Perfect Half-Pound Patties In Seconds
Season 1 Episode 8 This Enormous Burger Feeds Six People
Burger Town: Film Length - 47:01

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.

The Real Founder: Film Length - 48:00

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.


YOUTUBE

$2 Burgers in Harlem - Street Food Icons by Munchies, Episode Length - 9:12

The Burger Show hosted by Alvin Cailin, 5 Seasons, 10 to 13 mins each

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 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.

Season 1 Episode 1 The Ultimate Expensive Burger Tasting with Adam Richman
Season 1 Episode 2 A Burger Scholar Breaks Down Classic Regional Burger Styles with George Motz
Season 1 Episode 3 Binging with Babish Cooks In-N-Out and Shake Shack Clones
Season 1 Episode 4 Sean Evans, Matty Matheson, and Miss Info Judge a Stunt Burger Showdown
Season 1 Episode 5 The Cult of the Jersey Diner Burger, with Padma Lakshmi
Season 1 Episode 6 Bob’s Burgers Taste-Test with H. Jon Benjamin
Season 2 Episode 1 This Burger Has A Cheese Curd Skirt
Season 2 Episode 2 Seth Rogen Taste-Tests Secret Fast-Food Burgers
Season 2 Episode 3 The Quest for the Ultimate Patty Melt
Season 2 Episode 4 This Late-Night Burger Is L.A.’s Secret Handshake
Season 2 Episode 5 A Burger Scholar Explains One of the Best Burgers in America with George Motz
Season 2 Episode 6 How to Make the Perfect Burger According to Science
Season 3 Episode 1 Tony Hawk Skates and Eats Iconic Burgers
Season 3 Episode 2 Binging with Babish Taste-Tests Regional Burger Styles
Season 3 Episode 3 J. Kenji López-Alt Debunks Burger Myths
Season 3 Episode 4 MythBusters Tory Belleci Tests the Ultimate Burger Robot
Season 3 Episode 5 The Ultimate Regional Burger Road Trip with George Motz
Season 3 Episode 6 Casey Neistat Taste-Tests Limited-Edition Burgers from Shake Shack
Season 4 Episode 1 Mike Chen’s Ultimate International Burger Tour
Season 4 Episode 2 Ty Burrell Taste-Tests Classic Regional Burger Styles with George Motz
Season 4 Episode 3 Binging with Babish Tries to Survive in a Professional Kitchen
Season 4 Episode 4 Lana Condor Tastes the Best Veggie Burgers
Season 4 Episode 5 Sean Evans Tastes the Best Burgers in Chicago
Season 4 Episode 6 Adam Richman Eats the Two Most Iconic Burgers in NYC
Season 5 Episode 1 Seth Rogen, Adam Richman, and Tiffani Thiessen Rate the Best Burgers in L.A.
Season 5 Episode 2 Brad Leone Learns How to Cook Regional Burger Styles
Season 5 Episode 3 Nick Kroll’s Ultimate Burger Taste-Test
Season 5 Episode 4 Binging with Babish and Matty Matheson’s Krabby Patty-Inspired Burger Throwdown
Season 5 Episode 5 Marshawn Lynch Goes Beast Mode on a $1200 Burger in Las Vegas
Season 5 Episode 6 A Burger Scholar’s Quest for the Best Burgers in Texas: Part 1 with George Motz
Season 5 Episode 7 A Burger Scholar’s Quest for the Best Burgers in Texas: Part 2 with George Motz
The Burger Sisters of Kenya - Street Food Icons, Episode Length - 7:31

Burger Town Film Length47:01

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 directed by George Motz, Film Length - 54:02

DescriptionHamburger 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.

Hamburger The Motion Picture directed by Mike Marvin , Film Length - 1:30:42

DescriptionIn 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.


ON-DEMAND

George Motz standing on giant burgerBurger Land hosted by George Motz, Episode Length - 21 mins

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 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.

Season 1 Episode 1 Wisconsin’s Burger Belt
Season 1 Episode 2 New Jersey Sliders
Season 1 Episode 3 Hollywood Hamburgers
Season 1 Episode 4 Miami’s Cuban Frita – El Mago, El Rey, PINCHOBurger Beast are featured on this episode
Season 1 Episode 5 New Orleans Po’ Boy Burgers
Season 1 Episode 6 Houston, We Have A Burger
Season 1 Episode 7 Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Season 1 Episode 8 Old Miss Burgers
Season 1 Episode 9 The Classics of NYC
Season 1 Episode 10 Tennessee Blues Burgers
Season 1 Episode 11 Carolina Style Burgers
Season 1 Episode 12 A Burger Is Born
Season 1 Episode 13 Windy City Burgers
John Hein eating a Burger graphicFast Food Mania hosted by Jon Hein, Episode Length - 21 mins

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. Radio personality Jon Hein, whose claim to fame is coining the phrase “jump the shark,” is the host.

Season 1 Episode 1 Beyond The Bun
Season 1 Episode 2 Cult Favorites
Season 1 Episode 3 The Drive-Thru
Season 1 Episode 4 Extreme Burgers
Season 1 Episode 5 Fast Food Originals
Season 1 Episode 6 Extreme Menu Items
Season 1 Episode 7 Fast Food Tech
Season 1 Episode 8 Breakfast for Fast Food Champions
Season 1 Episode 9 Extra Special Service
Season 1 Episode 10 Extreme Locations
Movie Poster for the film The Founder with Michael KeatonThe Founder directed by John Lee Hancock, Length - 1:55

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 be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a multi-billion dollar empire.

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