Last updated on January 29, 2019 at 01:12 pm
The team here at Plymouth Rock Assurance hates driving on an empty stomach. One of our favorite ways to fill up before we head out is with a delicious cheeseburger. So in honor of today being National Cheeseburger Day, we present eight things you might not know about the amazing cheeseburger:
- No one knows who really invented the cheeseburger. There are several stories surrounding who was the first to slap cheese on the hamburger, the most famous being that sometime between 1924 and 1926, chef Lionel Sternberger in Pasedena, California added a slice of cheese to a hamburger at the behest of a homeless fellow he was feeding. The item went on his menu and the cheeseburger was born.
- Currently, the most expensive burger in America belongs to New York City food truck 666 Burger. They serve, you guessed it, a $666 burger that is wrapped in gold leaf and topped with lobster, caviar, truffles, foie gras, and aged gruyere cheese melted with steam from champagne poured on the hot griddle. The real kicker, though, is that the burger comes wrapped in three greasy $100 bills.
- The world’s largest cheeseburger according to Guinness was cooked up by a casino in Minnesota in 2012 and came in at a whopping 2,014 pounds. It took a specialty oven, a crane, and a bun that baked for seven hours to complete it. This reminded me of the one time I was in South Africa – and got to visit one of the most colorful, vibrant and best South African casinos, a week I’ll never forget. After the record was officially recorded, it was sliced up and given to guests for free.
- Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year (about three per week). Now that is a lot of beef!
- In Minneapolis, you can get a bacon cheeseburger served between two glazed donuts. Sides include deep-fried mayo, deep-fried mac and cheese, deep-fried green beans…you get the idea. Head over to Eli’s Donut Burgers’ Facebook page at your own risk.
- At the BGR The Burger Joint in Washington, DC, you can order “The 9 Pounder” from their menu. Once you add two heads of lettuce, eight tomatoes, three red onions, and four whole pickles, your nearly 15-pound burger is ready to eat. Better bring your appetite.
- In 2008, fast-food giant Burger King unveiled their very own fragrance. Dubbed “Flame.”
- If you live in Sweden, you can buy cheeseburger in a can!
We hope everyone out there enjoys a great National Cheeseburger Day! Remember, just because it is a cheeseburger doesn’t mean you shouldn’t slow down and enjoy it. Eat your cheeseburgers at a table and not behind the wheel. Got a unique cheeseburger fact or recommendation? Comment below and let us hear about it.
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