Google apparently doesn’t know what the best way to position cheese in a burger is, or at least that’s what the company’s burger emoji suggests. When pointed out on Twitter, none other than Google CEO Sunder Pichai took notice. Pichai was prompt to respond and jokingly said that he will make it his top priority to get this fixed. In face, Pichai wrote that he will “drop everything” and address this on Monday, as long as Twitter could agree on what the right way to order a burger is.
The hamburger emoji was added to Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and it has been a part of Emoji 1.0 since 2015. However, getting the Internet to agree on what the right way to order a hamburger/cheeseburger is, could be much more difficult than it sounds. In fact, if you take a quick look, you’ll find forum after forum with people arguing about this same topic.
It seems even tech companies can’t agree on the right way. Google places the cheese underneath the patty, while Microsoft placed the cheese above the patty but between the tomato and lettuce. Apple, on the other hand, puts the cheese right above the patty and below the tomato, with the lettuce below the patty. See how difficult it is? The Verge has a bunch of more examples.