Americans love their burgers and May officially kicks off grilling season. You can celebrate National Hamburger Month with a backyard barbecue, try a different burger at your favorite place or perhaps read about the history of the hamburger!
Random Burger Facts
You want big? The world’s largest commercially sold burger is a 1,794-pound cheeseburger created by Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, MI. It took four years to plan how to cook and execute the beefy monstrosity – and it’s actually on the menu. Mallie’s cooked 2,000 pounds of meat on a custom-made grill, then topped it with 300 pounds of cheese, tomatoes, onions, pickles and lettuce. The bun, donated by the Michigan Bread Company, weighed 250 pounds. When finally constructed, the burger measured three feet tall and five feet wide. Grab some extra napkins!
The FleurBurger, served at Fleur restaurant in Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, is made with Kobe beef and topped with foie gras and black truffles. Served with a 1990 bottle of Chateau Petrus, it will set you back a whopping $5,000. It is thought to be the most expensive burger in the world.
This one might surprise you. According to Harris Poll’s 30th annual EquiTrend study, Five Guys is America’s favorite fast food casual burger chain. In 2017, Five Guys ended In-N-Out Burger’s two-year run as the top burger spot.
- PETA once offered the town of Hamburg, New York $15,000 to change their name to Veggieburg.
- The Hamburger Hall of Fame is located in Seymour, WI.
- McDonald’s Big Mac was introduced in 1968 and sold for 49 cents.