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.)
Little Known Burger Facts
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.