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    Fun Burger Trivia

    Hamburgers are considered a quintessential American meal, as well as, nowadays, a global staple food. They are cheap, delicious, filling, and can be eaten on the go - all factors that have led to their immense popularity. However, very little of us are aware of the fun facts and trivia that surround this iconic meat sandwich. Here’s a guide to some of history’s strangest and most interesting burger facts, as prepared by the Burger experts at Texas Chicken & Burger.  
    • The name of Hamburger was derived from the Hamburg steaks brought to the USA by German immigrants.

    • Hamburgers weren’t popular until they were introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.

    • 50 Billion hamburgers get eaten every year in the United States.

    • The Hamburger Hall of Fame is housed in Seymour, Wisconsin.

    • The world’s biggest burger was born in 1982, weighing 3,591 pounds and feeding over 10,000 people.

    • Cheeseburgers and hamburgers make up over 70% of the food served in American hotels.

    • If all of the hamburgers consumed by Americans in one year were assembled in a straight line, it would go around the Earth over 32 times.

    • The Hamburger was invented in 1900 in New Haven, Connecticut.

    • New Haven’s Louis Lunch, where the burger was born, only serves onions, tomatoes, and cheese spread as a condiment - maintaining a ban on ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise!

    • The first burger sold by a fast food restaurant in the USA in 1921 sold for 5 cents.

    • 60% of the world’s sandwiches are actually burgers.

    • Hamburgers were known during World War 2 as Liberty Sandwiches in an attempt to avoid using German names.

    • Sonya Thomas holds the world record for eating a 9 pound burger in 27 minutes.


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