Like architecture, there is a critical toppling point in the tower of slippery condiments, melted cheese and greasy beef patties that make up the multi-story hamburger. But line cooks, unlike architects, have done little to study the physics and gravitational pulls that cause the more arterially apocalyptic hamburger to collapse. Their proffered solutions? The impotent thrust of a tooth pick, and little more.
Concept designers to the rescue. This attractive hamburger holder is, in fact, not much more than a fancified vice for a bacon double, its stock attractively carved from finely sanded wood. But with the addition of a tiny napkin diaper on the back to scoop up pushed out burger tricklings, this does seem like a neat solution to the problem of burger disintegration, at least until McDonald’s U starts up its major for Gastronomic Engineering. I may fashion my own prototype with a couple of large paper clamps.