Burgers are the quintessential American meal, and yet there is so much we don’t know about them. Here are 10 burger facts that will make sure you’re informed on America’s favorite meal!
Hamburgers get their name from the Hamburg steaks that German immigrants brought with them to the US.
In 1982 the world’s largest hamburger was cooked and then eaten. That year, between close to 10,000 people came to sample the tasty 3,591 pound burger. Giant hamburgers: the thing dreams are made of.
Although there are many cities in the U.S. that claim to have invented the burger, most agree the birthplace of the hamburger is Athens, Texas. Legend dates it back to the late 1880s.
The hamburger became popular after it was introduced at the St. Louis World’s fair in 1904.
Hamburgers and cheeseburgers comprise 71% of the beef served in commercial restaurants.
If you put all the hamburgers Americans eat in a line, they would circle the earth more than 32 times.
Americans eat about 14 billion burgers a year. (Bet they aren’t all as delicious as BurgerFi burgers!)
Burgers account for 60% of all sandwiches sold. That’s no surprise considering how delicious they are!
The first fast food restaurant was introduced in 1921. It sold burgers for five cents!
The Hamburger Hall of Fame is located in Seymour, Wisconsin. We’re expecting a call from there any day now!