Majestic, hearty and delicious, hamburgers will always have a special place in our hearts. Discover the most incredible facts about this typical American dish
The hamburger is one of the iconic dishes of most fast food chains in the world.
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Probably there is no more iconic dish in America than hamburgernot for nothing is one of the favorite foods of many and they are so popular that no matter where you are in the world you will always find some.
The truth is that hamburgers are a iconic dish of American culture which in its most popular version stands out for the use of cgrilled ground beef cooked in charcoal, is served at the center of a fluffy white bread and it is accompanied with various garnishes such as cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion and various condiments. Today it is the star dish of various fast food chains and due to its success there are all kinds of alternatives regarding its preparation.
If you are a hamburger lover or you are simply interested in interesting culinary facts about food, keep reading to know more about this typical and traditional American dish.
1. The first hamburger
There are records indicating that the first burger was created in Hamburg, Germany. In fact, due to its place of origin, it was given the name of hamburger, the German immigrants were responsible for introduce her to the United States where it was popularly known for the preparation of minced meat that they used to call “American hamburg style steak.”
2. The cheeseburger was invented by Lionel Sternberg
On the outskirts of Los Angeles in Pasadena, California is the Cheeseburger birthplace. In fact, the first version of this dish that is recorded was in the year 1924, at Rite Spot Pasadena Hotel. Legend has it that a young man named Lionel sternberg He was working in his father’s food establishment and accidentally burned a hamburger, instead of throwing it away, covered the mistake by adding cheese and customers loved the dish. The rest is history since it became a great item on the menu, they used to call it “Aristocratic Burger: The Original with Cheese.
3. About the world’s largest burger
The world’s largest cheeseburger weighed 1,800 pounds (816 kilograms). This gigantic creation took place in 2017 in Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar and therefore the establishment received the title as creators of the world’s largest commercial hamburger. The hamburger was 30 inches (76 centimeters) high and approximately 6 feet (1.8 meters) wide. It took them 16 hours to cookay to date there is nothing like it, that’s why every year since 2017 Mallie he only hopes to reconfirm his title in the Guinness World Records.
4. The first chain burger
Very contrary to what we would all think the fast food chain responsible for the sale of the first hamburger was White Castle, a company that was founded in 1921 in Kichita, Kansas by a cook named by the cook Walter A. Anderson and insurance broker EW Ingram, whose scope was the Midwest of the United States. They offered as a novelty the pig standThis means that the hamburgers were served without the need to leave the vehicle. The rest is history and that is why in 1948 the brothers Dick and Ronald McDonaldThey did something very similar in California.
5. The most expensive hamburger in the world
The hamburger is a dish that has evolved a lot, to such an extent that all kinds of versions have been created. Among those that attract the most attention is the hamburger that today is considered the most expensive in the world, it’s called Fleur Burger 5000 and it is served in the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Casino, which is recognized as one of the most luxurious in the ‘city of sin’. Largely the quality of the ingredients is what gives you value to this dish, among the most prominent is the best wagyu meat, one of the most expensive in the world, slices of authentic french foie gras and grated black truffle.
Today there is a long list of fast food chains specialized in hamburgers, however in terms of sales McDonald’s is in first place in the franchise ranking They sell burgers worldwide. The second place worldwide is occupied by Burger King.