Widely known as the most beloved food of Americans, hamburgers actually got their name from Hamburg, a city in Northern Germany. To make meats more tender, Germans who immigrated to the United States would grind up the steak, which was named Hamburg steak and later changed to ‘hamburger’. From their first appearance in the early 1880’s to the present day, they have been garnished and enriched in countless ways. Burgers have been embraced, integrated and attuned in every place they travelled.
Some record-breaking facts on burger
On average, Americans eat three burgers a week and about 14 billion burgers a year, which is enough to circle the earth 32 times.
The world’s largest burger was cooked and then eaten in 1982. About 10,000 people came to sample the record-breaking 3,591 pound burger in Rutland, North Dakota. The monument dedicated to it with the slogan 'Pride of the Prairie' is the actual grill top used to cook it.
The most expensive burger was the US$ 10,000 USocial.net anniversary burger. It was sold for charity, and featured Wagyu beef, truffles, and 24-karat gold leaf.
Today without a doubt one can create his own unbeatable burger. Elvis Presley loved cheeseburgers and added peanuts to them and would eat up to eight in one go. You could debate the best kind of cheese to put on a cheeseburger. You could change your usual bun to an Italian ciabatta.