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    Little Known Burger Facts

    burger-history  As we start to round off another great year of serving the absolute best hamburgers and fried chicken you can find anywhere, we’d like to present a series of little known facts about the burger- the staple meal integral not only to our restaurants - but the history of American society itself.
    • The German word ‘Burg’ means: castle, fortified settlement, or fortified refuge.

    • It’s doubtful we will ever know the true origin of the hamburger. There’s tons of conflicting claims of invention, from Hamburg, Germany to a restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut.

    • An alternative name for Hamburgers in the USA during WW1 was Salisbury steak.

    • Americans on average eat 3 hamburgers per week.

    • There’s a ‘Glamburger’ sold in London that features lobster, caviar, and edible gold leaf - and sells for nearly $2000.

    • The world’s most expensive hamburger (it isn’t the Glamburger?!) is made in Corvallis, Oregon at Juicy’s Outlaw Grill - and is also the world’s largest hamburger, weighing 777 pounds.

    • Las Vegas’ Heart Attack Grill sells a Quadruple Bypass Burger that weighs two pounds and is a tourist attraction due to it’s intense calorific saturation.

    • In August of 2013, the first burger made from cow stem cells was served, being a result of scientific research in the Netherlands.

    • Twisted Root Burger Co in Texas sells burgers made of kangaroo, beaver, Llama, ostrich, emus, and many more.

    • The term ‘$100 hamburger’ is aviation shorthand for a situation in which a pilot will need an excuse to fly (flying a short distance less than two hours to eat a burger in an airport and then fly all the way home.)

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