Burgers Near Me
It doesn’t get a whole lot better than the good old fashioned burger. From fast food drive-thrus to five star kitchens, everyone has their own personal spin on this simple, delicious classic. Whether you like them with cheese or without, ground beef, lamb, or veggie alternatives, any variety of toppings and condiments, the burger has become a staple of menus around the globe. And for a good reason!
They’re also a great place to start if you want to learn how to cook, as the possibilities and combinations are seemingly endless. If you’re in the mood for a burger, search Burgers near me.
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Was the burger made in the United States of America?
Contrary to popular belief, the origin of the burger is up for debate. Some food historians claim that it originated in America, but others claim that Germany was actually the birthplace of this tasty “American treat.” The origin of the name “hamburger” of often argued as well, as to whether it derives from the city of Hamburg, Germany, or Hamburg, New York. The earliest known reference to a burger was in a July 5, 1896, article in the Chicago Daily Tribune speaking about a sandwich in which “the meat for which is kept ready in small patties and cooked while you wait”. A number of people claim to have invented the burger. The Library of Congress names Louis Lassen, owner of Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, as the original creator of the burger, and popular fast-food franchise White Castle even touts the 1891 origin story of the sandwich by Otto Kuase in Germany, but sadly, there’s really no evidence to really back any of these claims up. Maybe one day, we’ll discover the true origin story of the burger, but until that day comes, it’s best we just enjoy every bite.
Was cheese always the topping of choice on a burger?
While cheese is the most popular burger topping today, the earliest known records show that a fried egg was actually the original topping of a burger, originated by Otto Kuase of Germany. The earliest known use of cheese on a burger was in the early 1900s when Pasadena, California, sandwich maker Lionel Sternberger topped a sandwich with it at the request of a homeless man whom he was feeding.
Why was beef chosen as the pattie for a burger instead of chicken or pork?
It’s not known why beef, particularly ground beef, was picked as the main ingredient for burger patties, but many would argue that it was because of it’s versatility and flavor. Even today, as healthier alternatives are continually being created, beef patties have stood the test of time and will likely continue until science and genetic manipulation can possibly bring us a fat-free burger patty with the same, or possibly even better flavor. Even then, the original ground beef patty will likely stick around out of nostalgia.
Burgers Near Me – Burgers Facts
When you think of a burger, you think of a classic cheese and patty but there are quite a ton of different combinations. The most expensive burger in fact is located in Serendipity 3 in NYC for about $300. It’s called the Le Burger Extravagant and is made of white truffle butter Wagyu beef topped with black truffles and a fried quail egg.
America has quite the love for burgers and it shows with how many are consumed each year. It’s estimated that Americans consume about 50 billion burgers in a single year. If all those hamburgers were arranged in a straight line, that line would circle our earth 32 times or more!
In fact, hamburgers are so popular, 60% of sandwiches sold globally are actually burgers.If you’re in the mood for a burger, search Burgers near me.
Mcdonad’s actually holds the record for selling the most burgers! To date they have sold over 300 billion burgers. The company actually sells 75 or more hamburgers every second. That’s quite a lot of burgers!
The person who invented was actually Louis Lassen who offered a ground beef sandwich to a worker in the Louis Lunch Cafe. It was the first known burger. Louis Lunch actually still exists today but their specialty is that they offer only three condiments-onions, tomatoes and cheese spread. Mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup are strictly forbidden and if you’re caught with it, you are politely asked to leave the place!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the biggest burger ever made was in 2012 by Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota. This behemoth of a burger was nearly six feet wide and weighed 2,014 lbs! The burger contained “60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese.” The patty took over four hours to cook and was flipped using a crane. This burger beat out the previous record, which only weighed 881 lbs, which even at under half the weight is still gigantic. If you’re in the mood for a burger, search Burgers near me.