National Hamburger Day is observed annually on May 28 to honour America’s most iconic cuisine. Americans consume more than 50 billion burgers annually, so it is only appropriate that we dedicate an entire day to these special sandwiches. Originating in Hamburg, Germany, the modern hamburger was created in Seymour, Wisconsin, a city still renowned for its hamburger achievements.
WHEN IS NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY 2023?
On May 28, National Hamburger Day celebrates the beloved hamburger.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY
The hamburger, certainly. A baked bun, a beef patty, mustard, sauce, onion, and pickles, with cheese available as an option. Convenient, inexpensive, and delectable, the history of the world-famous burger is complex and uncertain. No one is certain about the origins of the hamburger, other than the fact that it is named after the German city of Hamburg.
The association with Hamburg appears to derive from a 1758 recipe for a dish called “Hamburg Sausage.” Others believe the name originates from the Hamburg America Line, which served comparable sandwiches to its passengers in the mid-1800s. To this day, there is little consensus regarding the origin of the iconic cuisine.
Numerous deli and diner proprietors throughout the United States assert that their establishment invented the burger. However, historians seem to agree that the food as we know it today acquired widespread popularity at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, which also gave us the ice-cream cone. Regardless of how it occurred, the hamburger has become one of the most widely consumed foods in the world, appearing on menus from Texas to Thailand. One can purchase them for a dollar each, or they can be made with gourmet ingredients that cost hundreds. Regardless of how you choose to eat, this day is for you. Gather your pals around the grill and prepare some delicious hamburgers.
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The customs of the day
The hamburger… A succulent patty cooked to perfection, topped with your preferred condiments and garnishes, and sandwiched between two gently toasted buns. Don’t neglect the fries as an accompaniment. Family and friends assemble for a barbecue cookout as grills are lit. Burger aficionados share their tried-and-true techniques for preparing the ‘best burger’ and consume to their hearts’ content.
Obviously, the highlight of the day is the hamburger, so virtually every restaurant participates by showcasing its finest burgers and offering special discounts. Food marketing goes into overdrive as iconic burger franchises offer limited-edition holiday-themed burgers and bring back past limited-edition discounts. Many individuals step outside of their comfort zone and attempt new burgers. There are so many varieties to choose from, including chicken burgers, buffalo burgers, vegetarian burgers, and the most recent in recent years, the ‘Impossible Burger’ with a non-meat patty!
We rarely acknowledge this, but some of our fondest memories have been shared over burger meals, including a first date, coupons and rewards from the supervisor at work, and the discovery of the ideal burger’s sauces and spices. On National Hamburger Day, these customs are revisited or continued.
5 MOUTH-WATERING BURGER FACTS
Over fifty percent of all sandwiches sold globally are hamburgers.
A burger for a monarch
The most costly burger in the world costs over $5,000.
Let liberation ring
During World War I, hamburgers were referred to as “Liberty Sandwiches.”
There is a hamburger hall of fame in Seymour, Wisconsin, the alleged originator of the sandwich.
The country’s favourite sandwich
The average American consumes three hamburgers per week.
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