Burgers – once considered being a quintessential meal for Americans has today become a part of daily food habit for people globally.
So, we are going to learn some interesting facts about burgers.
‘Burger’ is actually a stripped name.
The actual name is Hamburger. The name Hamburger was derived from Hamburg steaks that were introduced to the US by German immigrants.
In America alone, 50 billion burgers are eaten in one single year! Now that’s quite a figure!
If all Hamburgers eaten by Americans in a year are arranged in a straight line, it would circle our Earth 32 times or more!
Some historians believe that it was invented by a cook who placed a Hamburg steak between two slices of bread in a small town in Texas, and others credit the founder of White Castle for developing the “Hamburger Sandwich.” Records from that time are scarce, however.
The most expensive hamburger sells for $5,000 and is prepared by Juicy's Foods and Ovations Foodservices for Juicys Outlaw Grill, based in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, as of 2 July 2011. But it is also the largest commercially available hamburger in the world, at 352.44 kilograms (777 pounds) including meat and toppings.
On August 5, 2013, the first hamburger made from meat lab grown from cow stem cells was served. The hamburger was the result of research in the Netherlands led by Mark Post at Maastricht University and sponsored by Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, hamburger was first abbreviated to burger in 1939.
The Hamburger hall of fame is located in Seymour, Wisconsin. It celebrates hamburger history.