We have suffered more than you can know [at the hands of American imperialism]. But I don't see hamburgers as an accomplice. A single dish providing a balanced helping of nature's blessings: meat, grain and vegetable. How could anyone hate such a magnificent thing? (Code Talker, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)The hamburger is an American symbol. It is an icon of our victory over hunger. Every element of the humble hamburger is derived deeply from our American culture. The bread is the grain we carried from our English ancestors. The primary motivator that led cowboys to seek freedom in the Wild West was the growing beef industry.
It is the signature dish of the average fast food startup; fast food, which, as a concept, can be single-handedly thanked for both saving us from starvation, but also bringing us into a new age of poor health. (I suppose the tree whose branches reach heaven has roots which reach Hell.)
That being said, I don't particularly like traditional hamburgers. I'm the kind of asshole who will take the meat off the bun and eat it with ketchup. I used to eat a lot of Wendy's doublestacks this way. But as far as health is concerned, poultry is much better for you in the long run.