National Hamburger Day comes on the 28th of May every year. Nobody knows the hamburger’s roots except that it is called after the German town of Hamburg.

Cooked meat has been eaten on bread for generations, but the relationship with Hamburg appears to have started with a recipe for a meal known as the “Hamburg Sausage” from 1758. Others believe that the term derives from the Hamburg America Line, a cruise line that offered such sandwiches to its customers in the mid-1800s. However, there is still some debate on who invented the famous dish.

Many deli and diner owners in the US assert that their establishment is the one that created the hamburger. But historians agree that the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, which also gave us the ice cream cone, is where the food we know today first became popular. Whatever the reason, hamburgers have become one of the most popular foods in the world, appearing on menus from Texas to Thailand. They can be purchased for a dollar each or created using expensive gourmet components. Today is your day, so eat anything you want. Set the grill to high heat, huddle up with your mates, and prepare delicious hamburgers!

We celebrated hamburger day at our offices, cooking some burgers in-house for all our employees to enjoy. Click here to see the whole event!
Did you celebrate hamburger day by visiting your favourite restaurant? Or In-house?

Here’s the recipe we followed; feel free to use or list your recipe!

  • Ready-made patties (you can find good quality ready-made!)
  • American Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Caramelised Onions
  • Lettuce
  • And some fries on the side!

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Article by Neil Psaila