National Hamburger Day
I love these fun, quirky national days, - and today is the turn of the humble hamburger. - the origin of the hamburger is very much disputed (I just googled it), with different theories and restaurants claiming to be the first. The Oxford English Dictionary even had the word Hamburg Steak in 1802 (meaning salt beef)
The origin seems to be from street sellers of steak beef not wanting to waste the ends of the meat, so grinding it up and making it into patties / burgers to stop waste - thrifty and tasty at the same time!. Now there are hamburger stalls and restaurants all over the world.
Some fun facts about burgers to wow your friends with your superior general knowledge: In 1999 there were more than 25,000 McDonald's in 115 countries. , Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers comprise 71% of the beef servings in commercial restaurants. (2001) , Burgers account for 40% of all sandwiches sold. (2001)
According to the Guinness Book of Records the largest ever Hamburger: weighed 913.54 kg (2,014 lb) and was prepared by Black Bear Casino Resort (USA), Carlton, Minnesota, USA, on 2 September 2012. The hamburger was topped with 23.81 kg (52.5 lb) of tomatoes, 22.68 kg (50 lb) of lettuce, 27.22 kg (60 lb) of onion, 8.62 kg (19 lb) of pickles, 18.14 kg (40 lb) of American cheese and 7.48 kg (16.5 lb) of bacon ... that is a might whopper!!!
My favourite hamburger eating character... does not even call it a hamburger... have you guessed? its a Krabby patty and its Spongeob Squarepants of course - no episode would be complete without the krabby patty, that patty that has the ultra secret recipe.. The new movie Sponge Out of Water is based on trying to get the secret receipe back from an evil pirate who stole it.