Colored Hamburger Buns have been a staple in grocery stores since the 1970s and have been a favorite of children and adults alike since their introduction.
In this post, we’ll explain how they work, what the different colors mean for your food, and what types of sandwiches you can order from them.
Top 20 Colored Hamburger Buns
1. Light Pink
Light pink is best for hamburgers, chicken strips, and hot dogs. Hamburger buns with pale pink are also suitable for sandwiches where you want a more delicate bun that doesn’t overpower the other flavors of your food.
2. Hot Pink
Hot pink is best for hamburger buns that you want to make into a decoration, like on a plate with your chicken nuggets or french fries.
It’s not suitable for use in a sandwich where you’re mixing in other toppings, like meat or cheese or vegetables.
Red is best for hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken strips. If desired, it can also be used with other toppings, but you’ll want to keep them away from the bun.
They can be mixed in with other toppings, though, like on a green salad or a spicy-looking sandwich that comes from the deli section of your grocery store.
Orange is best for hot dogs and hamburgers. It’s not good for sandwiches where you’re mixing in other toppings, but it can be used for marinating chicken before using different flavors like garlic or lemon to cook it.
Gold is best for turkey or roast beef sandwiches, and it’s also acceptable to use with other toppings, like a cheese or egg sandwich.
Yellow is best for turkey or spiced beef sandwiches and works well with other toppings like cheese or egg.
Green is suitable for any sandwich with lettuce and tomato, and it’s also well used on a sandwich with juicy meat but where you want the bun to be crunchy – like a chicken salad. It’s not the best for making sandwiches with other ingredients, like a hot dog or hamburger.
Blue is suitable for hamburgers and chicken strips, but it also works well with other topping combinations, like meatloaf or casserole ingredients.
Purple is best used for making sandwiches with either chicken or egg add-ons, although you can use it with other toppings if desired.
Black is best used on a sandwich primarily composed of grilled vegetables, like grilled zucchini or grilled mushrooms.
White is best used on white bread, like a hamburger bun or a wedge of bread. It’s also good for sandwiches with other toppings, like white bread, like a ham and cheese sandwich.
Gray is suitable for making sandwiches with most other ingredients, except lettuce and tomatoes.
Brown is best used for sandwiches with meat, cheese, and other toppings that have a pale color, like a grilled cheese sandwich or a tuna sandwich that doesn’t include tomato slices.
Orange-beige is best used on sandwiches with grilled vegetables as the main ingredient, like grilled zucchini, mushrooms, or roasted red peppers.
Beige is best used on a sandwich with other toppings, like a ham and cheese sandwich on white bread.
White-beige is best used for chili or tuna salad sandwiches or a turkey and cheese sandwich that uses sliced tomatoes.
If you’re making a breaded chicken cutlet sandwich or chicken nuggets, it’s also acceptable to use. Still, it’s not recommended when using tomato slices as they will change the bun’s color to a darker shade of orange.
Brown-beige is best used for sandwiches with meat, cheese, and other toppings that have a pale color, like a grilled cheese sandwich or a tuna sandwich that doesn’t include tomato slices.
Beige-beige can be used with most other ingredients, except lettuce and tomatoes, to make delicious sandwiches for lunch or dinner.
It’s also suitable for making egg sandwiches or sandwich melts where the melted cheese is visible outside the bun.
19. Brown (Almost No Color)
Brown (almost no color) is best used for sandwiches with meat and cheese, although you can use it with other toppings if desired.
20. Sesame Seed
Sesame seed is best used for making sandwiches with roast turkey or grilled chicken. It can also be used with other ingredients to make a sandwich, like grilled eggplant, but you’ll want to pick the bread that will go well with the sandwich you’re making.
There you have it, an overview of why colored hamburger buns exist. If you didn’t already know that it was so common to see them in the grocery store, this article should help with that.
It’s not necessary to buy a bun with a color that matches your food, but it’s easy to tell if you’ve purchased a hot pink or light pink bun when they’re used on other foods as decoration.
Use colored hamburger buns as an option on your food menu, and your customers will thank you for it.