Fun Facts About Hamburgers

  • Americans eat nearly 50-billion burgers a year, which translates to three burgers a week for every single person in the United States. That’s a lot of beef.
  • McDonald’s mogul Ray Kroc didn’t get into the burger business until he was in his 50s. (There’s still hope for you to make your billions.)
  • White Castle is the oldest burger chain in America. It was started in 1921 by Walter A. Anderson and E.W. Ingram who sold their burgers for 5 cents a piece.
  • Burgers account for 40% of all sandwiches Take that club sandwich.
  • Despite its American popularity, we have the Germans to thank for our beloved hamburger.
  • Hamburgers are also called the Liberty Sandwich because soldiers during WWI wanted to avoid using the German name.
  • According to McDonald’s, the chain sells 75 burgers every single second of every minute of every hour of every single day.
  • The Library of Congress credits Louis Lassen of Louis Lunch sandwich shop in New Haven, CT as the creator of the hamburger as we know it.
  • The Hamburger Hall of Fame is located in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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