Australia man mates a hamburger and a hotdog, creates Hamdog fast food monstrosity

Wait 'til the anti-GMO activists hear about this genetic monstrosity. The horror.

Mark Murray of Perth plans to soon begin selling his patented cross between a hamburger and a hotdog, which he calls the "Hamdog." He'll begin selling hamdogs in Australia.

From coverage in The Mercury, an Australian newspaper:

Mark Murray first pitched his idea on Channel 10's Shark Tank program last year, after successfully securing a US patent for the "combination hamburger hot dog bread bun" in 2009.

"Everyone told me it wasn't possible, because you'd need a patent lawyer and it would cost millions of dollars," Mr Murray told

"Even [Boost Juice founder and Shark Tank judge] Janine Allis told me that it was impossible to patent. She'll be eating her words now," Mr Murray said.

The Hamdog.

The Hamdog.

Mr. Murray is selling Hamdog franchise rights for $10,000 each. No word on whether anyone has taken him up on it yet. From WGN-TV:

There is already an American "Hamdog," although it's quite different than its Australian cousin. Invented by Chandler Goff of the Decatur, Georgia bar Mulligans, it features a hot dog wrapped in a beef patty and then deep fried. It's then covered with chili, french fries, and a fried egg.