Today is National Hamburger Day! Nothing is more American than a big, juicy hamburger. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a staple of the American diet for decades. In 2001, over 8.2 billion burgers were served in commercial restaurants in the United States. This number doesn’t even take into account the number of burgers people eat at home, which is approximately another 15 billion!
Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating the burger in a bun is actually an American innovation. The hamburger sandwich is likely to have been invented in Seymour, Wisconsin. As each year the city hosts a hamburger festival called Burger Fest. That is where the world’s largest hamburger made its debut in 2001. It weighed in at 8,266 pounds! I wonder how many people this fed?
To celebrate National Hamburger Day, go out for a burger with the works or enjoy a backyard barbeque with your family and friends grilling up some tasty burgers. Don’t forget about all the delicious ways you can customize your burger — add cheese, bacon, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and many other favorite fixings!