Somebody somewhere decided that ground hamburger should be rolled into a hot dog shape and grilled accordingly. The layman’s term for this person is “backyard genius.”
If you want to make a great hamburger, you’ve got to respect the medium, just like with making a painting or even riding a motorcycle. Fail to do so and it could bite you in the rump roast.
I’ve always loved teriyaki burgers like the Banzai Burger at Red Robin. Their take is a little watered down compared to this version, which uses CaJohn’s Black Garlic Sauce, nanami togarashi seasoning, and Hawaiian sea salt and King’s Hawaiian burger buns to really stand out. Note that the slaw requires advance preparation.