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National Hamburger Day

Ah yes, the hamburger. A baked bun, beef patty, mustard, ketchup, onion, pickles, with optional cheese. Convenient, cheap, and delicious, the world-famous burger has a storied and uncertain history. No one is quite sure about the origins of the hamburger, other than that it is eponymously named for the town of Hamburg in Germany.

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Hamburger. Seasoned ground beef, grilled, and placed between two slices of bread or a bun. We even top them with sauteed onions, peppers, pickles, sliced onions, or cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or mayo. Any of these combinations create a modern American version of a hamburger.

Much controversy surrounds the origin of the hamburger. However, it most likely first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries. Over the years, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States.

All-around athlete and Olympian, Jim Thorpe competed in 15 events during the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. He became the first Native American to earn an Olympic gold medal when he took first place in both the pentathlon and decathlon. Thorpe also made a solid showing in the other 13 events. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripped Thorpe of his medals after learning he had played minor-league baseball, a violation of the amateurism rule.

National Hamburger Day takes place twice a year, and there are other burger-related holidays throughout the year as well. Why more than one day for burgers? Is it because they are so good? Well, that may be part of it. Another reason may be there are so many people who claim to have invented the burger. Some sources say that Louis Lassen did it, at Louis' Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, on July 28, 1900. This is the reason why July 28 is one of the National Hamburger Days. The choosing of December 21 for a day devoted to hamburgers seems to be arbitrary and doesn't appear to be connected to anything in particular. No matter who came up with the hamburger, it was created sometime around the turn of the nineteenth century, and its popularity was boosted at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.

Traditionally, a burger is also known as a hamburger and consists of a patty of ground beef that has been pan-fried, barbecued, or flame broiled, and it is served in a bun. Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and relish are often included, as well as toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, pickles, and cheese. Besides the hamburger made of ground beef, there are many variations of the burger, such as the turkey burger, veggie burger, and bison burger. Burgers are commonly served at fast-food restaurants, diners, and even high-end restaurants. Some popular early restaurants that served a burger were White Castle starting in 1921, Kewpee Hamburgers starting in 1923, Big Boy beginning in 1936, and McDonald's beginning in 1940. Although the hamburger was created in the United States, its name is taken from the city of Hamburg, Germany.

Celebrate the day by eating a hamburger! Even if you are a vegetarian, veggie burgers are an option! You could go out to eat for a hamburger. Chances are that you live in a state that has one of the 100 best burgers in America. You could also stop at Louis' Lunch for one. This is especially fitting if today is the July National Hamburger Day, as it is the anniversary of the day Louis Lassen first served burgers. You could always make your own burgers too. If you want to get creative, try one of these recipes.

The word hamburger is recorded in the 1880s and is short for Hamburg(er) steak, which was first dished up in New York City in the 1830s and resembled a Salisbury steak. The dish is said to be based on applications of beef sausage brought to the US in the 1800s by German immigrants, many of whom left through the port of Hamburg, Germany.

Despite being called a national holiday, National Hamburger Day is marked around the world. People use National Hamburger Day as an excuse to discuss hamburgers in culture, show them off in cuisine, or just gobble them up. And oh, companies and restaurants certainly seize the marketing opportunity, too, on the day.

National Hamburger Day falls at the end of themonth on Friday, May 28. Traditionally served with French fries, the hamburgeris an American favorite that consists of a meat patty placed between a bun andtopped with a variety of condiments. To celebrate the day right, grab a fewfriends and enjoy some juicy hamburgers at one of the five places below!

For more than 70 years, Please U Restaurant has been pleasing itscustomers with great food and exceptional service. With its deal of servingbreakfast all day, many people take advantage of the hamburger that is servedwith two eggs. The restaurant also offers a Hamburger & Egg po-boy thatappeals to many as a twist on a regular hamburger po-boy.

If eggs are not your favorite, Please U alsooffers a juicy hamburger, a regular cheeseburger, and a hot sausage hamburger.For celebrating National Hamburger Day, Please U's prices cannot be beat as allof its burger items fall under $10. 1751 St Charles Ave., 504-525-9131,

This Saturday, May 28, marks National Hamburger Day (not to be confused with National Cheeseburger Day, which comes around every Sept. 18). Plenty of national and local chains are celebrating the occasion with deals on burgers.

Despite it being an iconic American food, the hamburger originated in Germany in the town of Hamburg. That's why it's called a hamburger. But, putting the meat patty between two pieces of bread is as American as it gets, and what we call a hamburger today.

Located just on the other side of Hoover Dam on the way to the Grand Canyon via US 93 South, Arizona Last Stop is world-renowned not only for its hamburgers, but also for being the closest location for Las Vegas visitors and residents who want to buy Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets. It also serves as a colorful stop for getting gas and last minute shopping for gifts and snacks.

Handcrafted and grilled from fresh beef and ingredients, Five Guys Burgers & Fries serves your hamburgers any way you like. With over 250,000 different ways to prepare your order, Five Guys customizes your burger to your liking.

This classic Californian eatery serves up double hamburgers drenched in its tangy secret sauce. You can also get its fresh-cut fries in animal style, which is topped with cheese and its signature sauce.

Ah, the humble hamburger. It can be as simple as a grilled meat patty sandwiched between bread, or enter the realm of the fantastical with toppings that range from standard (onion, cheese) to outlandish (pineapple, jalapeno).

Press. In casually elegant surroundings, Press serves a prime chopped steak (i.e., hamburger) with sautéed mushrooms, and grilled onions, topped with an egg, sunny-side up. A hamburger of this quality demands to be paired with a good wine, which you can certainly find at Press, located near the wine-rich Sonoma Coast.

The Grill on the Alley. Another top-shelf restaurant that offers burgers only at lunchtime, The Grill on the Alley makes up for it with two spectacular examples of the beef patty on a bun. Fresh ground, 100% USDA chuck goes into both their hamburger offerings: the Grilled Cheeseburger with LTO (lettuce, tomato and onion), pickle and Thousand Island dressing and the Pepper Bacon with cheddar cheese.

Few foods are more American (and more beloved) than a good hamburger. Luckily, Waco is full of amazing burger joints guaranteed to make your mouth water. National Hamburger Day (May 28) is the perfect time to find a new favorite. 041b061a72


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