A debate over the proper stacking order of the meat, lettuce, cheese and tomato on the hamburger emoji has reached the highest levels of Google, as CEO Sundar Pichai promised to drop everything on Monday and address the meaty matter.
Author Thomas Baekdal got the internet all fired up over the weekend when he tweeted a side-by-side comparison of the Apple and Google burger emojis, saying that a discussion was needed about where the cheese should go.
Apple’s is (correctly) placed on top of the meat, while Google’s is beneath the patty.
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
The tweet generated thousands of retweets and replies, because debating food and the proper way to consume it — even in emoji form — ranks right up there with sports and politics, apparently.
By Saturday night, Pichai weighed in, saying that Google would address the stacking — if people could agree on the correct way to do it.
Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this! https://t.co/dXRuZnX1Ag
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) October 29, 2017
Other tech giants couldn’t help but take a seat at the emoji food-debate table. Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman said the Redmond, Wash.-based company’s leadership in the space was being conveniently ignored.
Microsoft's leadership in this space is conveniently ignored. Apple/Google will change to meat, cheese, tomato, lettuce and get credit ;) pic.twitter.com/TXJhUD3rlF
— Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) October 29, 2017
And Facebook’s Kaspar Klippgen said the social media platform has things figured out, although there is some bun design left to be debated between Facebook and Messenger.
— Kaspar Klippgen (@KasparKlippgen) October 29, 2017