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National Hamburger Day
Foods & Beverages
Everything on it!

When: May 28th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Visit your local hamburger joint and order your favorite hamburger.
Barbecue in the backyard with friends and cook up some delicious burgers. Ask your mother to make hamburgers for dinner.  Get creative and come up with a some wild new condiment to put on your hamburger.

Numbers

In 1994 After selling so many hamburgers, and not wanting  to keep track of exact number, McDonald's changed their sign to read "Billions and Billions Sold" 

Description

The origins of hamburgers are often disputed. Some people claim that the act of putting beef in between two pieces of bread comes from traditions in the United States.  Others believe that hamburgers derive from either German immigrants referencing Hamburg, Germany or the origin is actually from the same city in Germany where people had been preparing such a dish for years.  One thing is for certain and that the hamburger has become one of the most popular foods in the world.  There are many ways to enjoy eating a hamburger and how it is prepared. Crazy toppings and sauces are often applied in different areas of the world.  In the United States the most common condiments include: ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, pickles, lettuce, onions and jalapeños. More recently, there has been a trend in the U.S. to use beef alternatives in hamburgers, such as plant based options from companies Beyond Meat and Impossible burger.  On the West Coast of the U.S. In and Out burger are one of the most popular hamburger joints, on the East Coast that honor probably goes to Steak n Shake.

Interesting Facts

  1. It is said that Uruguay consumes the most meat of any country in the world, with over 100 pounds of beef consumed per capita.
  2. The 1,794 pound cheeseburger on the menu at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Detroit is considered the largest commercially sold burger in the world.
  3. It's estimated that McDonald's has sold over 300 Billion hamburgers.
  4. Traditional hamburgers actually don't contain any ham or pork.
  5. Betty Crocker's Hamburger Helper meals became a popular choice for helping families stretch out a pound of hamburger to feed the entire family.

Information

Observed:
  • May 28th
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