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Food Theory: The CORRECT Way To Build A Burger!

  • Published on Jun 25, 2021 veröffentlicht
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    Did you know how you stack the contents of your burger MATTERS? Theorists, I am about to blow your mind! I have tested the combinations and found that there is one CORRECT way to build a perfect burger. This will change your life forever... or at least your meal. Let's dig in!
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  • Douglas Davison
    Douglas Davison Year ago +8772

    Hey Matpat, I think you just found the secret ingredient of the Krabbypatty: the order of the ingredients

  • Distilled Bacon Milk • 9y ago

    “the internet basically agreed that the burger should be between the buns”
    well you see matpat i have to disagree

    • Legend Z
      Legend Z 8 days ago +1

      ​@Mega meltan Oh, it's the channel's name

    • Legend Z
      Legend Z 8 days ago +1

      @Mega meltan Well, it says "9y" not "9yr".
      I agree tho.

    • Mega meltan
      Mega meltan 8 days ago +1


    • Ed the cartoon guy
      Ed the cartoon guy 13 days ago

      Mmmmmmm kurber bing

    • Legend Z
      Legend Z 17 days ago

      Wot does 9y mean.

  • Rosey Witch Bee
    Rosey Witch Bee 7 months ago +970

    Both MatPat and Philza are the dads of the internet, it’s just that Philza gets the chaotic children and MatPat gets the tamed children.

    • zeni mallow !!
      zeni mallow !! 23 days ago +1

      @Tory Arness very very bold

    • Rosey Witch Bee
      Rosey Witch Bee Month ago +1

      @Daniel Bailey 😅

    • Daniel Bailey
      Daniel Bailey Month ago +2

      Nobody has liked this comment for days since it's been at 666 😂

    • CubeEggs
      CubeEggs Month ago +2

      bold of you to assume that stampy isnt my dad

    • CubeEggs
      CubeEggs Month ago +3

      bold of you to assume that stampy isnt my dad

  • Simple Animations
    Simple Animations 3 months ago +737

    I would sometimes eat burgers upside down because they would taste better that way lol

  • Clara Berg
    Clara Berg 9 months ago +865

    the box the grill came in is literally so creative and amazing. every box should come with either cat or kid related play options and adult beverage options... amazing!

    • Jamers Bazuka
      Jamers Bazuka 21 day ago

      It reminds me of those "did you know?" memes about flour mills making patterns on their cloth flour bags for consumers to make clothes out of during the Great Depression.

    • spookylittlebat
      spookylittlebat Month ago

      Cats would love that!!!

    • Clara Berg
      Clara Berg 7 months ago +1

      @Meadow St hahahhaha I didn't mean to! I just wasn't thinking about that🤣🤣🤣

    • Meadow St
      Meadow St 7 months ago

      So your just gonna leave out dogs-

    • J7ared546
      J7ared546 7 months ago +12

      @Turtles Are cool first of all ur pfp is the most beautiful thing my eyes have ever been blessed with
      Second some cats like smol spaces bc it makes them feel safe

  • Scarfy
    Scarfy 3 months ago +231

    As a person who's never eaten a cheeseburger, you guys just opened my appetite for trying it.

    • Scarfy
      Scarfy 6 days ago

      @iyzie jane I didn't know those stuff, thank you for taking the time to explain it!

    • iyzie jane
      iyzie jane 7 days ago +1

      @Scarfy I think the rule about not mixing meat and dairy is smart, for health reasons. Meat and dairy both take longer to digest in the stomach than grains and vegetables, so combining them together can make for a heavy meal. And depending on the style of burger, the cheese may not add significantly to the experience. I often eat my burgers without cheese for this reason. The default Whopper from burger king does not come with cheese, so they get it too.

    • lookoutforchris
      lookoutforchris 17 days ago +1

      Are you a recently contacted Amazon tribe?

    • Vianey Verde
      Vianey Verde 23 days ago +1

      You can eat a veggies burger if it's too much for you

    • alan roper
      alan roper 27 days ago +1

      I never ate a cheeseburger to (I’m vegetarian)

  • David Sap
    David Sap Year ago +9415

    Not a mistake - calling a "single" a "double" for marketing purposes is exactly the kind of thing Mr. Krabs would do

    • Xypherus
      Xypherus 4 days ago

      ​@ecwfaithful facts

    • Eikan
      Eikan 7 days ago

      ​@rustillaloosr l😅x

    • Piboiindahouse
      Piboiindahouse 7 days ago

      Pffff, what are you talking he just likes telling people things for his commercial gain.

    • Mecen8
      Mecen8 8 days ago


    • FurryDude
      FurryDude 8 days ago +2


  • Rodney Ironcock
    Rodney Ironcock 6 months ago +146

    Never underestimate stack order. I used to make a breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, cheese, avocado, and mayo. Stacked in that order. Once. The avocado slipped right out, mayo everywhere, cheese melty, but air space between egg and bread, by way of bacon.
    I used the same ingredients, but made it egg, bacon, avocado, cheese, mayo, and suddenly I have a solid sandwich where my ingredients don't slip and slide all over. Everything is secure, and tasty

    • Newtonbur
      Newtonbur 21 day ago

      This episode both blows my mind while simultaneously making me feel very happy!

    • Carey Barber
      Carey Barber 29 days ago +3

      A V A C A D O🥑

  • Catbattle
    Catbattle 6 months ago +40

    The irony that the krabby patty secret formula that plankton has been searching for this entire time isn't some magical flavor combination, but the easily observable assembly of the ingredients, is hilarious.

  • LorileiLOVESGod✝️👑
    LorileiLOVESGod✝️👑 2 months ago +75

    This is very interesting! I worked for Burger King years ago and corporate required all the toppings to go on the burgers in a very specific order. If you strayed away from their order you got written up. As a teen I thought they were just crazy and controlling. I haven't given it a thought since, but finding the real reason why stacking correctly does matter, makes a lot more sense then my ignorant teenage theory😕

    • Ferret lover :/
      Ferret lover :/ 7 days ago

      Yeah I never gave it much thought since I only put cheese and lettuce on my burgers, love the username btw ❤

    • LorileiLOVESGod✝️👑
      LorileiLOVESGod✝️👑 12 days ago +1

      @Nerdy Harry Bartending
      haha! Yes!!🤣🤣 totally read that in a *MatPat voice😆

    • Nerdy Harry Bartending
      Nerdy Harry Bartending 12 days ago +5

      it's just a theory. a TEENAGE THEORY

  • Roseblossom .
    Roseblossom . 6 months ago +295

    Mat singing to "Mayo on the top bun" made my day

  • Art Cat
    Art Cat 4 months ago +35

    12:47 This is the epitomy of MatPat’s goofiness. Pack it up, we’re done.

    • Amberukiseve
      Amberukiseve 26 days ago +1

      Stephanie's wimpy "i hate everything right now" is what broke me, she's so done with him at that point lmao

  • Kathy Frye
    Kathy Frye Year ago +3450

    A suggestion for a future food theory episode: How accurate are food expiration dates? Has the food industry ever been guilty of shortening expiration dates in order to increase sales? ie. The shorter an expiration date, the less likely a consumer is going to be able to consume the entire product in the allotted time frame, thus requiring them to purchase another?

    • PokeBeast
      PokeBeast 15 days ago

      And making them have to buy more quicker because if it will expire shorter then they buy what they wouldn’t if it would expire later on

    • Gay Spaghetti
      Gay Spaghetti 18 days ago

      From experience, you can eat something with a sell by date a few days after that date as long as it smells okay.
      The same can be said for expiration dates, but you can only wait the day after or even two days if you feel risky. Even then, do extra smell tests and don't wait beyond 2 days.

    • HoneySauce
      HoneySauce Month ago

      Expiration laws are accurate a good amount. You can't guarantee spoiling, but most expiration dates are accurate within a few days. Sell by dates just means when the quality starts dropping a little. Bags of chips for example get worse after some time. They don't expire though. Basically expiration=probably accurate, sell by=when quality goes down.

    • livskmj
      livskmj 4 months ago

      not sure about the rest of the world but in the uk they want to get rid of expiration dates as food that can last a few days after or that has been frozen gets thrown away

    • Миф Современности
      Миф Современности 5 months ago

      I'm a little bit disagreed that they really shortens dates because my experience shows opposite...

  • Zac Bennett
    Zac Bennett 6 months ago +162

    The Food Theorists are the only channel that would make a 22 minute video on how to make a burger

  • Rebecca Jean
    Rebecca Jean 7 months ago +58

    I am both in awe at, and slightly mortified by, the sheer size of burger bites Mat is just casually taking in this video

  • Andrew Tan
    Andrew Tan 4 months ago +24

    Testing 5 existing stack orders is all well and good, but I’m interested in what the “optimal” stack order would be if you were to take the best points from each stack order and create a new stack order from scratch

    • Xnoob Speakable
      Xnoob Speakable 13 days ago

      How many ingredients?
      Assuming bottom bun and top bun are always the top and bottom, a simple burger of lettuce, cheese, the meat, sauce, onions has 5 different things and 5! (factorial) = 120
      Someone needs to make 120 of these burgers all with a different stack
      If you seperate more extra ingredients the number will massively increase, and less will make it extremely doable

  • Mats JPB
    Mats JPB 23 days ago +4

    A super easy way to test out the difference staking order makes at home/at the burger joint (if you don't want to cook/order mutliple burgers) is to just take a bite of your favourite burger, then turn it upside down take another a bite. The difference is probably going to be really noticable.

  • Derpyditto 2000
    Derpyditto 2000 Month ago +4

    Why do the burgers they eat actually look remotely like the burgers they show you in the ads and NOT like it's been run over by a pickup truck?!
    Just goes to show you the power of home grilling

  • Hello God it’s me Sara
    Hello God it’s me Sara Year ago +1788

    I love that a company would do something as innovative as print a child’s play house on the inside of their packaging. Maybe other companies will start to do something similar now that this will have gained some attention

    • Twisted Code
      Twisted Code 7 months ago +4

      it's certainly good for sustainability, at least compared to throwing the box out immediately.
      ...Although I kind of wonder if someone will ever invent packaging that can be returned to the top of the supply chain and reused without having to be melted or otherwise destructively recycle...

    • ZeAwesomeBoy
      ZeAwesomeBoy Year ago +1

      This is the same company that requires wifi for their grills to work and who released a software update for their grills on thanksgiving that didn’t allow their grills to function during the update

    • whatcanidooo
      whatcanidooo Year ago +5

      I feel like as a kid a would have been upset if big boxes came with printed playhouses - designing it yourself was half the fun

    • Jennifer S
      Jennifer S Year ago

      @snakester15 Either LL Bean or Land's End did years ago. Can't remember which.

    • Google Account
      Google Account Year ago +2


  • Dominus Sphinx
    Dominus Sphinx Month ago +18

    one thing to consider is the krabby was the only one with unmelted cheese, i personally find cheese has a stronger flavour before being melted so could see that effecting why you tasted the cheese so much more

    • miaoulix
      miaoulix 10 days ago

      Yes it's obviously a huge difference, too bad they didn't take it into account!

  • Mr. Moron
    Mr. Moron 4 months ago +17

    18:24 my theory is that the cheddar cheese melts so well under relatively low heat, plus the fact its so soft, causes the cheddar to cover your tastebuds like a kind of shield. And since its so intense it drowns out everything else.

  • Rayane Os
    Rayane Os 2 months ago +11

    Also i noticed i mistake, with the apple hat stack it should be 17 instead of 15 because you gave it 6 in taste, 6 in stability when eaten, and 5 in stability when shaken

    • Fluffymoon
      Fluffymoon 9 days ago +3

      I was just looking to see if anyone else realized that

  • Wolfen
    Wolfen 8 months ago +29

    Probably the best fast food burger I've had is one that was very similar to the WhatsApp-Ramsay style, and this was at a west coast chain I used to work at called Habit Burger. Basically, it streamlined the back of house as it allowed the bottom half of the bun to be prepped as the patty was cooking, and we had grilled onion on each burger by default.

    • Bri
      Bri 6 months ago +1

      Ugh I love Habit Burger

  • Hidden
    Hidden 15 days ago +2

    I can't tell you how happy I am that the Krabby Patty is actually a tasty way to make a burger.

  • V Eameal
    V Eameal Year ago +2163

    Casual dinner hosts: We are going to be having burgers.
    Steph: Oh no...

    • Nash
      Nash 3 months ago


    • Nash
      Nash 3 months ago

      Ha! EXACTLY

    • Simple Animations
      Simple Animations 3 months ago +1

      @Fiiip Games Yattma Yattpa

    • Blue & Orange
      Blue & Orange 4 months ago

      @Stephen Lim [calm beatboxing on your line]

    • Choci 🇦🇪
      Choci 🇦🇪 4 months ago +1

      @Tina Marie Mayo on the top bun

  • Mr.Kardosović
    Mr.Kardosović 7 months ago +40

    However remember the Patty, the Patty is one of the most important foundations when it comes to building a burger.
    No patties are the same so depending upon how your patio is formed it's what's going to allow the other ingredients to stand.

  • stormd
    stormd 10 months ago +11

    Did you consider shredded lettuce vs whole leaf? it really changes the stability level, no matter the stack order, but especially in situations where you'd otherwise have things sliding off a big saucy lettuce leaf (whether the sauce is mayo, ketchup, burger juice, or some combination). It also allows sauce/juices to seep through what would otherwise be an impermeable lettuce layer for more melding of flavors, and has a more pleasant salad-y (for lack of a better term) texture all it's own, compared to a large flat leaf.

  • SergioVazquezEsq
    SergioVazquezEsq 26 days ago +2

    There were other stack orders that should have been tried, especially if you’re complaining about not tasting the cheese. The one stack order that should have been tried is from Twitter’s burger emoji, which is (from bottom to top): meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato. If onion is included, add it between the tomato and lettuce. If condiments (e.g., mayonnaise and ketchup) are going to be included, add them as a seal between the bottom bun and the meat. Putting any condiment under the top bun will cause the condiment to leak out over the sides of the ingredients below, and your hands will get covered in condiments. Putting lettuce or tomato on the bottom bun will always take away from the taste of the meat and the cheese; this is because lettuce and tomato are over 95% water, and water will dilute the taste of everything stacked on it. Lastly, slightly grill the insides of the buns so they don’t become soggy.

  • granz58th
    granz58th 4 months ago +10

    Late to the game. Have tried to stack any burger/sandwich with the Krabby Patty 'template' lately, and I do think it does make a (good) difference! Found another Krabby Patty shorts though, and it seems like the stack order/template is different (from bottom: bun, patty, sauce(s), pickle, onion, lettuce, cheese, tomato, bun). Haven't tried that version yet, but wondering if it might be a Food Theorists or Film Theorists thing to cover?

  • Nevaeh Hamilton
    Nevaeh Hamilton 3 months ago +16

    To me, a burger is a burger, no matter what. And they are DELICIOUS.

    • Chris Mayer
      Chris Mayer Month ago

      There are those who have it; heel, burger, crown… and nothing else! 🦴 (same with hot dogs)

  • TheMentorOfHoneys
    TheMentorOfHoneys Year ago +2574

    I tried out the Krabby patty order and it's incredible how the tastes all dance together and it actually really changes the burger. Thank you.

    • HazelTree
      HazelTree Month ago

      ​@Aaron Rodriguez Why are you here in the first place if you don't like the videos??

    • Aaron Rodriguez
      Aaron Rodriguez Year ago

      @traumatizedbysmile thank you, saved me from watching all this BS

    • KooTunes (Screwy)
      KooTunes (Screwy) Year ago

      And don't forget the pickles.

  • David Miller
    David Miller 21 day ago +2

    I work as a line cook at a burger restaurant. We have a lot of different burgers stacked in different ways. But this is just for a simple cheeseburger with lettuce/tomato/pickle/onions:
    The way we stack our burger is: bun - veggies - burger - cheese - mayo. The reason we do this is for efficiency. We toast the buns while the burger is being pressed. Then we put the bun on a plate and the lettuce/tomato/pickle/onions on in that order. Once the burger press is done cooking the patty, we put it on the grill and melt the cheese on top. Once the cheese is melted, we put it on top of the LTPO, and put mayo on the top bun. Again, this is for efficiency so we don't have to wait for the burger to be done before putting the veggies on. We can have the veggies ready for the burger, and then the extra toppings, like sauces, can be put on the burgers and put in the heated window to give to the servers.
    There's one guy who works with me who actually always puts the pickles on first because he firmly believes that is the best way to do it.

  • Moll’Bear_Brownie
    Moll’Bear_Brownie 7 months ago +15

    Finally! Everyone always looks at me weirdly whenever I reorganize my burger, it’s not my fault the chefs stack everything crookedly! 😭

  • GreenBean_123ean
    GreenBean_123ean 3 months ago +85

    "Our udders are full.........✨️MiLk Us✨️"
    Had me dying 🤣 13:15

    • Boombox Kid
      Boombox Kid Month ago

      Beat line ever

    • Harmony 73
      Harmony 73 Month ago +1

      Some real mark energy from that joke 😂

    • battleshipattacking2
      battleshipattacking2 2 months ago +2

      @Idiotsandwich oh yeah I forgot to check the publish date lmao

    • Idiotsandwich
      Idiotsandwich 2 months ago +2

      @battleshipattacking2 actually it’s 2021

    • GreenBean_123ean
      GreenBean_123ean 2 months ago +2

      @battleshipattacking2 I can't with that line 🤣

  • Devious Dino
    Devious Dino 4 months ago +2

    after watching this video, here is my personal conclusion: I really want a hamburger

  • Deoxysoverlord
    Deoxysoverlord 3 months ago +14

    I love how the community had their own little Splatfest based on whether the cheese should be above or below the patty. And it's cool how the majority of opinions got Google to change the emoji. It reminds me of how in Splatfests whichever opinion wins becomes the best thing by law.

    • Darrell Easter
      Darrell Easter Month ago +2

      Which is why Splatoon will remain one of my favorite games. In universe there is one simple method to solve all problems 😂

  • Preston Parker
    Preston Parker Year ago +626

    Steph: *Taking the kids*
    Pat: “Mayo on the top bun!”

    • HazelTree
      HazelTree Month ago

      ​@Tomas Baumruk How can you put mustard inside a burger? Mayo is so much better than mustard

    • Snickers Eats Cookies
      Snickers Eats Cookies Year ago

      @Tomas Baumruk mustard on a burger?

    • Edits and arts
      Edits and arts Year ago

      Lou Lou Lou Lou what language do you speak?

    • Thomas Vlaskamp III
      Thomas Vlaskamp III Year ago +2

      No. No no no! Mayo goes on both buns!

    • Thom
      Thom Year ago +1

      @Tomas Baumruk I'd be curious to try mixing the ground meat with mayo and other ingredients. experiment with different recipes.

  • Carter Stevenson
    Carter Stevenson 6 months ago +6

    “Our udders are full, milk us” is one heck of a motto.

  • Teemteem’s Stuff
    Teemteem’s Stuff 9 months ago +14

    You are the only person of which I don’t skip the sponsors, and I’m actually happy to watch them (:

  • Onyx Alagasia
    Onyx Alagasia 24 days ago +3

    I found it really interesting that they didn't test types of bun, since while grain typically has a higher absorbency. I imagine that having various juices soaked into the whole grain would definitely change the flavor, without really impacting the texture.

  • Lofi
    Lofi 9 days ago

    Matpat and steph's energy just goes so great together

  • Cory Peltier
    Cory Peltier 4 months ago +5

    It's matter of structure and stability. Any condiment on the bottom bun to offer adhesive, the patty comes first always because it's the most structurally sound component of the burger. Cheese comes next because the cheese is usually melted onto the patty when grilled, tomatoes and/or onions next, before the lettuce, because they're more flat and stable than the lettuce. Lastly, the second condiment is optional for taste and offers some adhesive for the lettuce.

  • DracoAtom
    DracoAtom Year ago +924

    Matpat: “i really want him to call me a donkey”
    Gordon Ramsay: “Donut”
    Matpat *We were on the verge of Greatness! We were this close!*

  • Ezra De Guzman
    Ezra De Guzman Month ago

    It's not just the stacking order, it's also how you slice the ingredients. Specifically, when I use tomato, the thinner the slice, the better for structure and flavor.

  • Alexander Cheong
    Alexander Cheong 8 months ago +8

    Thank you so much for making this. I've always wondered how I should stack my burger when I cook one. IMO, SpongeBob's structure wins because food is all about the taste. Awesome video. 👍

  • JolRancher
    JolRancher 3 months ago +38

    my ideal burger with these ingredients is bottom bun, mayo, cheese, burger, tomato, lettuce, pickle, mustard... you gotta put all the acidic ingredients together and all the creamy together so they help boost eachothers flavors, if you like acidic more than put the acidic on the bottom in reverse order on the bottom, as with the creamy ingredients on top... also this may sound dumb but i usually do pepper jack or the really bad for you american cheese cuz it is more creamy like the mayo so it will stand out more

  • April Marie
    April Marie 8 months ago +5

    "Can we just start a grill unboxing channel, Stephanie?"
    😂😭 I'd still watch it, I'm sure Mat could make that entertaining

  • Demon Wolf Lov 45
    Demon Wolf Lov 45 3 months ago +25

    wow this literally proved that spongebob has the best idea for the crabby patty!

  • Gleidston Filipe Santos Silva

    Imagine launching a restaurant where every patty has the exact same ingredients, just shuffled differently, at the exact same price. I'd make it the whole point of the thing too, with infographics on the menu and walls, and each burger's name would be just a number, maybe ranked in the chef's order of taste.

    • Gleidston Filipe Santos Silva
      Gleidston Filipe Santos Silva 3 months ago

      @Deadlydude392 That's also Subway. My menu would be fixed, even if someone said to hold something or put extra stuff, it would still go in the set order.

    • Deadlydude392
      Deadlydude392 3 months ago +1

      Sounds like Fuddruckers right there, you build your burger how you want. It makes me incredibly sad though because the ones in my area closed down

    • LinaTheOne - GubbiGap
      LinaTheOne - GubbiGap 3 months ago +1

      I like the infographic idea xD just make it super obvious xD

    • LanceTheKing
      LanceTheKing 5 months ago +1

      @Blue_Brickguy we serve food here sir

    • MPizB
      MPizB 7 months ago +1

      how about just adding the choice to modify the burger order, and you can serve different types as well

  • Auroara Winberg
    Auroara Winberg 3 months ago +12

    Steph and Mat are my heros. They are so cute together. The montages is so fun.

  • Gall
    Gall Month ago +1

    its really interesting how only having the ingridients in diffrent places can make such a diffrences great video your awesome!

  • Deanna L. Newton
    Deanna L. Newton 13 days ago +1

    Yeah, this is why I like a 3 topping maximum when it comes to my burgers. Anything more than that and it just becomes a slip zone.

  • Binky Dinky
    Binky Dinky Month ago

    I like how Culver’s stacks their buyer they do all condiments on the bottom then put burger and cheese on top of that and I think it’s such a way to do it

  • TheLugia345
    TheLugia345 15 days ago

    I like how so much thought went into this and yet they used the cheapest buns they could find xD

  • MandoMonge
    MandoMonge Year ago +134

    Can we just take a second and appreciate how much Stephanie needs to put up with every day when she married MatPat?
    You guys’ relationship is a goal

    • IdaeChop
      IdaeChop Year ago +2

      @Pogfection ikr

    • Pogfection
      Pogfection Year ago +6

      @yes lmao imagine advertising your religion in such a crappy way.

  • Iroh the weirdo
    Iroh the weirdo 4 months ago

    Wow… sounds like thanksgiving dinner when Matpat explains the reasons why it matters 😂

  • Casey Anderson Music
    Casey Anderson Music 24 days ago +1

    The problem I can see with this test is you didn’t factor in patty thickness. A thinner patty is gonna offer more stability I would think.

  • Francis D Homer
    Francis D Homer 3 months ago +7

    I've always felt the cheese needs to go on the burger so it will melt. I actually like it when the cheese is put on near the end of cooking. Maybe I'm strange but I also feel that cooking or melting cheese changes the taste for the better.
    One test that I would like to see them do is the type of cheese to use. Some people like American, others like cheddar. I think Munster would be great and I love a good swiss and mushroom burger. Since some people don't like mushrooms do a test with just the cheese. This may not be a good test and only determine what typ not to put on your burger. The other could be a combination of cheeses. One type under the burger the other type on top of the burger.

    • RapidRotation
      RapidRotation Month ago +1

      I've always done the same, the cheese goes on the patty shortly before it's done cooking. Gives it a proper melt so it can run down the sides of the patty quite nicely.

  • Robin Sweets Studios
    Robin Sweets Studios 4 months ago

    I have honestly always turned my burgers upside down before biting into them. I don't even remember why, but now I kinda wish I would try this.

  • Toy Bonnie
    Toy Bonnie Month ago

    The absolute DadPat energy is real xD gonna be real popular with other neighborhood dads when the big backyard party finally happens

  • Cats Are YES
    Cats Are YES Year ago +1338

    He went from arguing against being called “DadPat” to endorsing it.

  • Sophia Etka
    Sophia Etka 9 months ago +23

    Bottom bun, cheese melted to it, a little sauce, meat, tomato, onion, pickle, more sauce, lettuce.
    The cheese protects the bottom bun from sogginess, while also not blocking flavor. The lettuce on the top keeps the top bun from getting soggy, and last time I checked, you don’t taste with the top of your mouth so no flavor block.

  • Christopher Tice
    Christopher Tice Month ago

    Have you ever tried flipping the burger, so the top bun hits your tongue first? The top bun is thicker so it helps absorb any juices. Also if you have sesame seeds they also hit your tongue first helping to make a difference in flavor.

  • Connor
    Connor Month ago +1

    Since bottom-buns have such a bad habit of getting soggy, a lot of times I'll eat my burgers upside-down.

  • Eliza Carrie
    Eliza Carrie 5 months ago

    I put tomato on the bottom of my burger 😂. As a kid we didn’t do grill stuff often, and we all liked different things on our burger, so burger night was more like a taco night, where we had all our ingredients on plates and construct at the table. I used to do burger with Mayo, ketchup, and tomato (I was a kid) and it was more stable to put tomato slices below the burger, and sauces on the top

  • Candice Carter
    Candice Carter 2 months ago

    Let people decided what want on their burger. I love to learn about burger stack order. Good work on the video.

  • vbarreiro
    vbarreiro Year ago +496

    I feel like 60% of this channel is an excuse to cook and eat massive portions of food while getting paid for it and that is simply genius.

    • freakcan
      freakcan Year ago

      Like a christmas tree?

    • Dan Nguyen
      Dan Nguyen Year ago +4

      and also writing off buying the food as a "business expense"

    • ashleygrieser
      ashleygrieser Year ago

      That is the channel. G.t play games. F.t watch films. F.t eat food.

    • Phoenix Of Air
      Phoenix Of Air Year ago

      Kflffk F omg stop

  • Galaxy_Mew
    Galaxy_Mew 2 months ago

    This makes me happy that my order is simple because I’m picky. I just get a burger with tomato on top of it. That’s it 😂

  • ikmwrime29sorry aira
    ikmwrime29sorry aira 2 months ago

    This man is so chaotic, it is wonderful.

  • JKayser
    JKayser 7 days ago

    When I make a burger I always start by toasting the bun. Then after applying desired sauces to the bun I stack it as follows, onions first, then tomato, burger, cheese, pickles, and finally, maybe some lettuce.

  • Bubblecatt
    Bubblecatt 7 months ago

    I worked in fast food a while ago. I would help make burgers. We followed a stack rule like All places do. But the stack rule can change depending on the restaurant.

  • Кейта Линда

    Lol. TFW I actually eat my burgers separately sometimes. It’s a really interesting experience, you get to actually feel every ingredient’s quality. And then eat a second burger with everything combined.

  • tennesean man
    tennesean man Year ago +432

    You know when matpat starts becoming the ultimate dad when he sponsors a grill company

    • Zaxton Hong
      Zaxton Hong Year ago +3

      Matpat sponsoring a grill company would be mat paying to have the food theory logo slapped on their grills

    • A.K. aq
      A.K. aq Year ago +20

      you mean the grill company sponsored him

    • ChunkyFunky0
      ChunkyFunky0 Year ago +8

      your matpat is evolving

  • Player One
    Player One 5 months ago +4

    Matt Patt really missed out on a dad joke @ 15:23 with the whooper "getting a whopping 15/20"

  • Lex Slate
    Lex Slate Month ago +1

    My personal burger stack order:
    mayo (if you're in to that kind of thing.)
    tomato slice (ideally a single large slice, multiple smaller slices lead to instability)
    cheese (aged cheddar, i typically pick 2-year)
    sauce (hp steak sauce, or barbecue sauce, or 2:1 ketchup:mustard)
    whole onion slice
    There now you have another burgerstack that you can test if you need another excuse to get your grill on.

  • Milky Way Chances
    Milky Way Chances 27 days ago

    Flavor wise I personally think it's crucial for the lettuce and mayonnaise to be in direct contact

  • SutekiRedux
    SutekiRedux 9 months ago

    I personally like the cheese on the bottom, a local drive in (that's only in my State) does cheese on the bottom and I LOVE being able to taste the cheese first. When someone puts the cheese on the top for some reason it tastes alot dryer

  • siobhan
    siobhan 11 days ago +1

    I don't need to worry about stack order cause I have plane burgers but I can still feel the pain of having your burger falling apart when you bite into it

  • Ved Overclocked
    Ved Overclocked Year ago +382

    Let's be honest Mat literally radiates american dad energy to the point where the only thing stopping him from going pro dad is the channel

    • E
      E Year ago

      @MANINHU He cannot find it everywhere so he takes diet coke

    • Pixel Ryder
      Pixel Ryder Year ago +1

      @Stuart B Littley This is what the peak dad form looks like lol

    • Stuart B Littley
      Stuart B Littley Year ago +4

      he is a PROFESSIONAL father.
      he has reached his potential. he grills. he is one step from saying ‘are ya winnin’ son?’

      MANINHU Year ago +1

      @E you mean the harris theter brand diet cola

    • wojoness
      wojoness Year ago +2

      Dad Theory hype!

  • SoulFoxie
    SoulFoxie 9 months ago +1

    As I watch this I can't help but think "This is why Burgers with skewers were invented"

  • BeatSado
    BeatSado 7 months ago

    I liked the grilling portion of the video, just because it put on display how dorky/funny/cool MatPat and Steph are

  • Andrethegiant2008
    Andrethegiant2008 4 months ago

    The cheese problem is exactly why I have no veggies on my burger. I like tasting everything that's on the burger.

  • Emero. A. Scythe
    Emero. A. Scythe 7 months ago +1

    Oh man-
    That Lol Cow segment, and "Mayo on the top bun" just kills me every time because I can't stop laughing XD
    Poor Steph XD

  • Silver Moonlight
    Silver Moonlight 2 months ago

    MatPat is the only person on Clip-Share who makes me not skip the sponsor part, but watch it with interest😂😂😂😂

  • TheMightyPinecone
    TheMightyPinecone Year ago +1105

    It’s funny because this was so common sense to me after working at Burger King when I was barely an adult. That was one thing that was stressed to us was that the build is very important and I was surprised at how important it ended up being after a little experimentation. So this was fun for me watching you guys go through the same process I did way back then.

    • Tinker Gnomad
      Tinker Gnomad Year ago

      My husband has always said he likes a burger that requires a shower after you eat it. Sounds like his preference wouldn't pass your table test.

    • TheMightyPinecone
      TheMightyPinecone Year ago

      @Moadot720 if I could I would. I’ll trade you.

    • Moadot720
      Moadot720 Year ago

      How about you stop being older than me???? 😡😡😡😡

    • Benjamin Brooks
      Benjamin Brooks Year ago

      I've always done the whopper order when making my own... Maybe that comes from eating a lot of BK as a kid.
      Also Gordon doesn't know everything. Mayo is the opposite of glue.

    • Faylenn
      Faylenn Year ago +1

      I was coming here to say the same thing 🙏🙏

  • wildfire1755
    wildfire1755 9 months ago +4

    Personally I like my burgers with from top to bottom : patty, jalapeño, cheese, lettuce, tamato, mayo, and hot sauce

  • Pig Man
    Pig Man 10 months ago +4

    you missed something very important!
    flip the burger over when eating and the buns dont disappear. the top bun is thicker so it can absorb more juices and is more stable and sound

  • iyzie jane
    iyzie jane 7 days ago

    The appearance of food is also important, and can affect the taste (e.g. a soda with grape flavoring and orange color will taste very strange on the first sip). Most likely the standard/whopper ordering is popular in part because of visual advertising.

  • Shawn Carlson
    Shawn Carlson Month ago

    Something I learned a while back is:scent plays a huge roll in taste

  • Unswimming Fish
    Unswimming Fish 29 days ago +1

    I prefer bottom to top to use ketchup, patty, cheese, onion, lettuce. Sometimes I'll put bacon on the onion, and a small amount of mayonnaise on the top bun can improve flavor, but I almost never bother with it because I'm just lazy about my food. This order gives you a very juicy and flavorful bite, with a satisfying crunch. I never actually thought about stability because I'd never heard of such a problem before seeing this, but walking with it on a plate, in the case that it gets cold and you want to reheat it, it's always stayed upright for me.

  • Miles The Bunky
    Miles The Bunky Year ago +751

    It fills me with a great deal of joy that the Krabby Patty was the tastiest.

    • Bub Fluff
      Bub Fluff Year ago

      @J4WBRE4KER is going back home with a bunch and a friend and I just need a penny for the other day and then I’d be like that if you don’t think I would be willing to bet it would just happen

    • Random account
      Random account Year ago +2

      @PleasantBlue555 then why read comments

    • J4WBRE4KER
      J4WBRE4KER Year ago

      I disagree seeing the whole thing called me and I assume that the only reason I want to be with the gawk on the computer was that it really think it was a bit more than the other one controller and it would be so hard for the next generation to be translated in a way that you have a low profile and the best of all of its own in a way to be able for a lot to be translated into an all out isnt line that is a bit of a car

    • Mold-Monkey
      Mold-Monkey Year ago +1

      I always stacked my burger like this every since I saw the show and assumed it’s how it’s supposed to be.

    • clixay
      clixay Year ago +5

      @Spongebob On 10 Hz probably should watch the video first then

  • muchDOGE
    muchDOGE 5 months ago

    My personally, I like any burger with any topping on it, but with 1 stipulation. It ALWAYS has to have 2 peices of cheese, or some form of added cheese, like the Stuffed Cheddar Burger from the Cheesecake Factory. I feel like the ratio of meat to cheese is almost always too much meat for me, so I need more cheese on it. But any other toppings are fine as they are

  • Canundrum Sixnine
    Canundrum Sixnine Month ago

    I think the test would have gone totally different if you had used Sliced Ameican Cheese. I would say Kraft American Singles, but most American Cheese has similar flavor.

  • Berto
    Berto 8 days ago

    Mr. Krabs knew what he was doing when creating that way of ordering the ingredients, simply a genius xd

  • Bailey_Dreamfoot
    Bailey_Dreamfoot Month ago

    Personally, I go Bun, Patty, Cheese, Lettuce, Onion, Condiments, Top Bun. If you put the cheese on the patty while its still hot it'll melt, and then sticking the lettuce on top of the partially melted cheese helps keep it from falling out. if you wanted to be real fancy, you could put the onions between the patty and the cheese while on the skillit or on the grill, so they get stuck to the patty by the cheese. basically if you have loose, crumbly ingredients that like to fall out, butting em between the patty and cheese can certifiably help keep em in place. :]

  • Makayla Rice
    Makayla Rice 3 months ago +9

    Thanks to this video I'll just have "mayo on the top bun" go through my head.

  • Owl
    Owl Year ago +74

    MatPat: Our udders are full. Milk us.
    Steph: **crouches down out of frame and onto the floor out of disappointment**
    Matpat: **proud**

  • PocketYami
    PocketYami 6 months ago

    I just realized this- so I stack my cheese on top of the burger, like most people do, but I tend to eat my hamburgers upside down. I never thought about why I do that until just now- it's so I can taste the cheese!! //mind blown
    Subconscious ftw

  • spookylittlebat
    spookylittlebat Month ago

    Once the burger is cooked, I place gherkins on top of it, then a slice of cheese, and leave the cheese to slightly melt and seal the gherkins in. I think it reduces the acidity a bit and also seals in more moisture in the burger 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Winter
    Winter 14 days ago +1

    Ok now I REALLY want a burger