The invention of the hamburger has been claimed by so many that there’s only one real origin. Hamburg, Germany. No matter who says they invented the hamburger, no one can deny that it was the second-largest city in Germany that was its namesake. While not all types of ‘burgers’ resemble the meat that came out of Hamburg, they all have the roots of their preparation in this noble city.
One of the most interesting things about hamburgers isn’t actually about the burger itself, believe it or not, there are actually people out there dedicated to finding out the truth about who really invented the hamburger.
A lot of fast food chains are sitting out this event, but Pepsi Cola has a promotion that it says will include all brands.
The soft drink company says it will treat customers to a free beverage if they post a photo of themselves with a Pepsi and with a burger purchased on Friday from any fast food chain on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #BetterWithPepsi.
They can also search for the #BetterWithPepsi posts from Pepsi on Facebook or Instagram and share their receipts, according to a news release.
Pepsi will reach out to those social media users and reimburse as much as $3.49 for the drink, the company says.
Ahead of Memorial Day barbecues and cookouts, May 28 is National Burger Day, aka National Hamburger Day, and the lesser-known National Brisket Day. It’s also considered International Burger Day.
And as businesses typically do for made-up food holidays, they are celebrating by offering deals and freebies Friday. Some specials are ongoing offers and many require an app or membership in a loyalty program.
If you’re going to celebrate by grilling up a burger at home, be careful because not cooking ground beef properly can be deadly.
Ah yes, the hamburger. A baked bun, beef patty, mustard, ketchup, onion, pickles, with optional cheese. Convenient, cheap, and delicious, the world-famous burger has a storied and uncertain history. No one is quite sure about the origins of the hamburger, other than that it is eponymously named for the town of Hamburg in Germany.
People have been eating cooked meat on bread for centuries, but the association with Hamburg seems to stem from a 1758 recipe for a dish called the “Hamburg Sausage.” Others think the name originates from a cruise company known as the Hamburg America Line, which served its passengers similar sandwiches in the Mid-1800s. To this day, there is little agreement over who actually created the iconic food.
Numerous deli and diner owners across the United States claim that their joint is responsible for inventing the burger. However, there seems to be some consensus amongst historians that the food as we know it today truly gained popularity at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, an event that also gave us the ice-cream cone. However it happened, the hamburger has grown to be one of the world’s most widely consumed food items, found on menus from Texas to Thailand. They can be had for a dollar apiece or made from gourmet ingredients that cost hundreds. However you decide to chow down, this day is for you. Fire up the grill, gather round your friends, and cook up some delicious burgers.
National Hamburger Day, which marks the end of National Hamburger Month, is a chance to honor one of the United States’ most iconic foods.
To celebrate the burger on May 28, a number of major food and drink companies are offering deals and discounts on sandwiches, sides and beverages.
Burger King, McDonald’s and Shake Shack are among the fast-food restaurants where diners can claim free or cheap food, but there are plenty of other deals available.
National Burger Day Deals
You can celebrate National Hamburger Day with a friend at Burger King by enjoying a Whopper or Impossible Whopper as part of the “buy one get one for $1” promotion.
If you’re a fan of the meat-free Impossible burger but prefer to cook it at home, you can now purchase a pack of six patties for $13.99 at stores including Albertsons, Publix, Safeway and Trader Joe’s.
Smashburger is offering its double classic burger for $5 on National Hamburger Day. It comes with two Angus beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, ketchup, a toasted bun and Smash Sauce.
Beyond Meat is giving away 50,000 plant-based Beyond Burgers from May 28 through July 2. Fans of the meat-free burger can get a free coupon for a Beyond Burger 2-pack through the Ibotta app every Friday.