When you grill and stack your burger, do you usually think about the order of your chosen ingredients? Well, according to the internet, whether the cheese rests atop the patty—rather than lying on the bottom bun—is a serious topic of debate.
It all started when author Thomas Baekdal took a hard look at the burger emoji on both Apple and Google and decided that their designs should be up for debate. “I think we need to have a discussion about how Google’s burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, which Apple puts on top,” he voiced his concerns on Twitter.
I think we need to have a discussion about how Google’s burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it on top pic.twitter.com/PgXmCkY3Yc
— Thomas Baekdal (@baekdal) October 28, 2017
Much to social media users’ surprise, Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded, “Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this!”
And the Twitter verse did just that. Baekdal’s viral tweet amassed almost 2,000 comments, many of which expressed how the cheese slice should be placed on top of the patty, condemning Google for getting it wrong.
There is only one way: the cheese must melt directly on top of the patty.
— ☃️Susan J. Fowler🎄 (@susanthesquark) October 29, 2017
While others referenced McDonald’s Big Mac as an example.
It’s modeled on the bottom of a Big Mac. MacDonald’s trademark 🍔 layout. pic.twitter.com/h6JAjxJNAx
— Jeri McNeill 🏀💛💙 (@bajshagirl) October 29, 2017
Twitter users were quick to mention that Google’s virtual representation of the BBQ staple was the only one that featured the cheese under the patty. Users even continued onto analyzing other tech giants’ burger emojis, criticizing Facebook Messenger for being skimpy with the sesame seeds and questioning Apple and Samsung’s on-bottom-bun lettuce placement.
Self-proclaimed burger royalty, Burger King, seemed to capitalize on the hot topic, offering their sandwich as a prime example (and perhaps practicing political correctness by placing the patty under the cheese).
good news! there IS a correct way…flame-grilled, your way. pic.twitter.com/rSQw9CGaDo
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) October 30, 2017
The web hasn’t yet received word if Pichai actually summoned his tech team to renovate the emoji. But whether this tweet has sparked a heated convo or just serious cravings, we’ve got you covered on the latter with our exclusive report, 40 Popular Burgers—Ranked!