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World's First HAMDOG Restaurant - New York City, USA (Canceled)

The Hamburger & Hotdog unite to create the world's only Patented burger. New York City will host the world's first Hamdog restaurant!

World's First HAMDOG Restaurant - New York City, USA (Canceled)

The Hamburger & Hotdog unite to create the world's only Patented burger. New York City will host the world's first Hamdog restaurant!

AU$ 2Delimiter150
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About

THE PROJECT

While the Hamdog™ has quickly found success globally being sold under license from existing burger venues. We have saved the USA where the Hamdog™ is patented and trademarked for stand alone Hamdog™ "Fast Food" style Restaurants.
Commencing January 2018 these will be rolled out across the USA as Franchises under a similar model as the major burger chains we all know. With just one exception....
Our first USA store will be crowdfunded in honor of those that have supported our amazing journey.

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This month our team was in New York City scouting locations for the first store. We are focusing on high foot traffic locations within the Times Square and Midtown districts. While the rents are considered high in these locations, the numbers still work.
While there we also engaged the services of an acclaimed New York Bakery (Davidovich bakery) that will be producing Hamdog™ Buns for our NYC restaurant.

Project funds will be used primarily for the fit-out of the restaurant. This expense will be dependent on our chosen location. Though we will be covering additional expenses ourselves, to ensure the projects success.

The Hamdog™ not only tastes great. It is a fun food combination that engages people in happy conversion (even selfies with their Hamdog™). Our stores will reflect that. Being vibrant and colorful like our customers personalities.

Our menu will offer up the popular sides found in most fast food restaurants. The Hamdog™ itself will be offered in approximately 6 popular variations.

Excitingly, ALL of our backers become part of our "Development Team". You will get to suggest and vote on menu additions, store promotions, and more.

Get ready to become part of history!

SO WHAT IS A HAMDOG™?

According to the Hamdog™ US Patent description (D584478S), it is " A combination hamburger and hotdog bread bun".

Cambridge English added Hamdog™ to is 10 new words list for 2016.
hamdog UK /ˈhæm.dɒg/, US /ˈhæm.dɑːg/ noun
A combination of a hamburger and a hot dog

The Hamdog™ is a simple, though unusual concept. While it may look odd, the combination of various meat patties, sausages and condiments produces some amazing tasting variations. It's layout is as simple as slicing the patty in half and having the sausage run between it.

Our fans and Hamdog™ versions from across the world.
Our fans and Hamdog™ versions from across the world.

 

Our unique Hamdog™ baking trays.
Our unique Hamdog™ baking trays.

HAMDOG™ IN THE MEDIA

The Hamdog™ has become the most talked about new food product of our time. It's existence going viral late last year. Sending Social Media into melt down with thousands of story's posted and millions of video views. Media Networks and Talk Shows across the world also jumped on board. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Good Morning America - "Hamdog™ creator makes Hero status" WATCH
  • Samuel L Jackson explains to Jimmy Fallon that a "chili" Hamdog is the way to go! WATCH
  • Jimmy Kimmel - "America should of invented the Hamdog™" WATCH
  • Stephen Colbert agrees with Jimmy Kimmel WATCH
  • ESPN Mike & Mike - "Hamdog™, greatest thing known to mankind" WATCH

We are obviously expecting another round of massive media coverage when they hear that the worlds first Hamdog™ Restaurant is opening.

You can keep up to date with breaking Hamdog™ news HERE.

THE STORY FROM THE BEGINNING

It all started late one November night in 2004. Creator Mark Murray had just walked out of a downtown Nashville bar, to grab a bite to eat. On the sidewalk was a hotdog van, and across the road, a hamburger cart. Mark was faced with the dilemma of choosing either a hamburger, or a hotdog. Hungry and unsure, he grabbed one of each. As he was then being driven home, he started eating both his burger and hotdog at once, taking one bite at a time out of each. He then turned to the driver saying "These taste good together, be easier to eat it if they just joined em together!" What came next....

In the following days, the idea of combining these two popular fast foods occupied Marks mind constantly. Finally putting pen to paper, he created his Hamdog™ bun idea. Now the then 39 year old Entrepreneur was no dummy when it came to ideas. He already had an "Australian Government Innovators Award" under his belt and had created numerous successful products and businesses from scratch.

Mark spent weeks researching the possibility of bringing his idea to market. Though two things challenged him. One, that it maybe a bit ahead of it's time. Two, if it was publicly accepted, it could be copied. Mark then looked at hiring a Patent Attorney to advise and assist on protecting his idea. Though the huge financial cost was not as far as he was prepared to go. So it was up to Mark to go it alone and have an attempt at what was referred to as near "impossible". An individual getting their own US Patent. After nearly two years of research and work. On December 7th 2006, Mark lodged his Patent Application with the United States Patents Office. The next two years had Mark faced with numerous technical compliance challenges from the USPO. Then finally on January 6th, 2009. The United States Patents Office officially made the Hamdog™ bun the only Patent protected burger on the planet. Mark then went on to secure the word "Hamdog" by trademark in the USA.

Creator, Mark Murray with the patented Hamdog™ bun.
Creator, Mark Murray with the patented Hamdog™ bun.

As the years passed by, while the Hamdog™ concept was hidden away, it was still always on Marks mind. Mark decided to apply to Shark Tank USA. A show that puts budding Entrepreneurs in front of a ruthless panel of high profile investors. Mark made an application, even offering to cover his own expenses to get from Australia to the USA, though was rejected. Then one day Mark noticed the new Australian version of Shark Tank was looking for ideas to be pitched on the coming show. Mark made an application and was accepted. Airing on Shark Tank Australia's first episode, all the panel of investors laughed the idea away as any type of real business. Though while "Shark" Andrew Banks didn't see it as a business, he though it was worth a "punt" and a few phone calls, offering to try and sell the Patent for a share in what he could get for it.

Two years passed with no real interest from anyone to purchase the Hamdog™ concept. Mark was becoming disheartened that the Hamdog™ was never going to be. Yet he knew he had something. He then made the decision to make it happen himself. Within 6 weeks Mark had the product to launch phase, ready to test the market. It was a huge success and with some clever marketing, just three months later (October 2016) his creation made global news, becoming the most publicized food product in history.

The Hamdog™ draws massive crowds at every event.
The Hamdog™ draws massive crowds at every event.

 YOUR REWARDS

We have made our rewards exclusive and limited. Making sure that our Backers receive Hamdog™ related rewards that can not be claimed in any other way. As for value, just our VVIP Status Pack alone at $600 equates to over $4000 of actual value.

Mark Murray is passionate about helping other Entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams and involving everyone that backs this project in it's success. Hence, all Backers will also become part of an exclusive private group. Voting on everything from projects we will support, to Hamdog™ menu variations and more.

Welcome to "Team Hamdog™"!

Exclusive Hamdog™ shirts are just one of the rewards. (All sizes, male or female. Available in black or white)
Exclusive Hamdog™ shirts are just one of the rewards. (All sizes, male or female. Available in black or white)

 

Risks and challenges

We are very fortunate to be in a unique position for a "Fast Food" style Restaurant, or any business for that matter.

Having a product that is protected by US Patent and already known worldwide, plus being the only Hamdog™ Restaurant in the world is an unheard of position to be in for a "start up" Restaurant.
The addition of amazing media coverage from all major US news networks and talk shows is also an incredible bonus. We are expecting them to cover the opening of this store as well.

Our biggest challenge will be implementing processes that allow us to effectively cope with order volumes, while maintaining food quality. Unlike other Fast Food Restaurants, we want to offer our customers a product that looks the way it does in the "photos"!

Our experience with our Food Stalls at public events has proven we can produce an average of four Hamdog's a minute with six staff which is still not fast enough. Though with an efficient store layout, staff and processes, we believe we can produce 300+ Hamdog's per hour.

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $17

    HAMDOG WALL OF FAME

    Your name on the Hamdog Restaurant "Wall of Fame". Plus exclusive in-store entitlements that are not available to the general public.

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    • 2 X Hamdog Combo Meals (Any USA Store)
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    HAMDOG BASEBALL CAP

    Exclusive Baseball Cap. Only available to our backers.

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    • 2 X Hamdog Combo Meals (Any USA Store)
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    10 HAMDOG COMBO MEALS - Great Savings!

    10 Hamdog Combo Meals.Valid at all future stores. Never expires!

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    HAMDOG T-SHIRT

    "I funded the first Hamdog USA store" Exclusive T-Shirt. (All sizes. Male or female. Black or white)

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    HAMDOG T-SHIRT & BASEBALL CAP

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    VIP STATUS PACK

    Enjoy up to two Hamdog's or Hamdog Combo Meals a WEEK at any Hamdog USA restaurant for two years.

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    • HAMDOG BASEBALL CAP
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    VVIP STATUS PACK

    Enjoy up to six Hamdog's or Hamdog Combo Meals a WEEK at any Hamdog USA restaurant for two years.

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    VVIP MEET / GREET / PARTY

    Personal thank you and phone invitation from Mark Murray to our exclusive opening party in New York City. Photo with Mark Murray.

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