Nobody loves burgers more than Americans. In fact, we eat more than 50 billion of them every year! And for the official start of summer, there’s no better way to celebrate than digging into the perfect hamburger. That’s why we’re excited to celebrate National Hamburger Day on Friday, May 28.This day is perfectly timed to kick off Memorial Day weekend and gives us a chance to look into the history of the hamburger. Let’s find out more!
History of the Hamburger
The exact origin of the hamburger has been long disputed, but it’s widely believed that the first Hamburg steaks were introduced to the U.S. by German immigrants during the 18th and 19th centuries. By the 1920s, someone had the bright idea to add a slice of melty cheese, and the cheeseburger was invented. During the 1940s, WWII GIs tried to rename hamburgers “Liberty Sandwiches,” but it never really took off. Today, the best way to celebrate National Hamburger Day is, of course, to sink your teeth into a delicious hamburger. We suggest finding the best hamburgers in Midtown, and exploring some unique burger options near you!