SYDNEY -- From Australian Mark Murray comes an innovation in barbecue technology: the 'Hamdog, a customized bun capable of holding a hamburger and a hot dog at the same time. The hybrid bun holds an uncut hot dog in the middle, with a sliced burger patty on each side.
Murray patented his creation in 2009, and when he appeared on the Australian version of "Shark Tank" in 2015, he was laughed off by the judges.
Murray is back in the spotlight a year later now that he's selling franchise rights for his concept for $10,000 a pop. It’s unclear if anyone has taken him up on it yet.
There is already an American "Hamdog," although it's quite different than its Australian cousin.
Invented by Chandler Goff of the Decatur, Ga., 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.
Hamdogs were served to customers for the first time in July.