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5 Hamburger Facts to Celebrate National Hamburger Day!

By Schwan's Home Service, May 28, 2016

National Burger Day
  1. Ever wonder why it’s called a hamburger when it’s usually made of beef? It’s widely believed that the hamburger received its name from Hamburg Steak, popular in the German city of Hamburg in the 19th century. Hamburg Steak was essentially raw, chopped beef. Aren’t you glad you can eat a hot, grilled Black Angus Burger instead?
  2. 71 percent of all beef consumed in restaurants is in the form of a burger. Why not cook up a restaurant-worthy Bacon Guacamole Burger at home instead?
  3. Americans eat more burgers than the citizens of any other country – about 13 million per year. But that doesn’t mean we have to settle for the same old beef-and-cheese routine. Grill up a Sweet Teriyaki and Pineapple Salmon Burger and serve with some Sweet Potato Fries.
  4. The first cheeseburger is credited to Lionel Sternberger, a sixteen-year-old fry cook who dropped a piece of American cheese on a beef patty while working at his dad’s Pasadena restaurant, all the way back in 1926. Pay homage to young Lewis with this sophisticated take on the cheeseburger featuring fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar: Caprese Burger with Balsamic Dressing.
  5. Americans eat hamburgers an average of three times per week. Tired of your plain hamburgers? Get inspired and try some new recipes!