Burgers are good. Cheeseburgers are great. Double Cheeseburgers, though, are the pinnacle of perfection. Not one, but two delicious grilled hamburgers, two slices of creamy melty cheese, between two freshly baked buns. Of course there’s a holiday to celebrate this culinary masterpiece! Coming soon, on September 15th, it’s National Double Cheeseburger Day!

It All Started With A Hamburger…

By the late 1800s, a rise in cattle ranching made it possible for more Americans to enjoy beef almost daily, and ground chuck burgers were the most affordable option for many. Cheese, however, wasn’t considered as a topping. While there are competing claims as to who invented the first cheeseburger, Lionel Sternberger is generally considered to be the originator. In 1926, at 16 years old, he dropped a slice of creamy American cheese on top of a sizzling burger at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, and history was made. Just a couple years later, the cheeseburger was appearing on menus at other West Coast restaurants, and by the 1930s it had thoroughly taken off on a national scale. And because you can never have too much of a good thing, it didn’t take long before the cheeseburger was doubled. In the 1950s, McDonalds ran double cheeseburgers as promotional items, though it would be another decade or two before they appeared regularly on the chain’s menu boards across the country.

Use National Double Cheeseburger Day as an excuse for the ultimate “treat yo’self” meal!

The best way to celebrate National Double Cheeseburger Day is to eat a double cheeseburger, of course. But don’t settle for Plain Jane. Treat yo’self! Visit McCray’s Tavern Lawrenceville for the Grizzly burger, a char-grilled double cheeseburger with thick-cut bacon, house made bbq sauce, and a crispy golden fried onion ring. Pile your burger high with our non-traditional toppings and condiments, like red pepper aioli, avocado, or bacon jam. Go beyond the classic American and try our homemade pimento cheese instead, or choose gouda for a truly elevated cheeseburger experience.

Find a place with a Diverse Burger Menu to get the most out of the holiday!

Cheeseburgers are great, but double cheeseburgers are twice as nice. This year, join us on our rooftop patio to celebrate National Double Cheeseburger Day on September 15th at McCray’s Tavern, your local Lawrencville bar and grill. With a diverse burger menu, you’re sure to love one of our signature creations! Or, create-your-own double cheeseburger masterpiece, and pile those toppings as high as the sky. Need reservations? Find us on OpenTable any time, or call 770.407.6754


Frequently Asked Questions about the McCray’s Amazing Burger Menu

Hamburger meat alternatives

Beef-patty alternative

Do you offer other meat alternatives to your beef-patty burgers?

Yes we do! You can substitute chicken breast or a turkey burger if our Certified Beef doesn’t suit your fancy.

Do you have gluten free options for your buns?

Yep! You can substitute a GF Bun on any of the burgers featured on our From The Grill menu.