•  There are a lot of factors involved, including size, type of meat, type of bun, condiments, how it is cooked, etc.
  • There are healthier types of hot dogs and hamburgers made with chicken, turkey, tofu, and vegetarian versions.
  • If you opt for a burger/cheeseburger, buy the meat and grind it yourself, or buy some sirloin and ask the butcher to grind it. most ground beef in commercial supermarkets is obtained by use of a meat-separating-machine (which have been outlawed in the UK since the mid-80’s).  These machines allow some portions of the spinal cord to be incorporated into the ground beef, thus potentially exposing the consumer to the e-coli bacteria among others.