Sunday, May 4, 2014

just for fun - It is National Hamburger Month!

I think it is safe to say, most Americans enjoy a good hamburger, so a month to celebrate this favorite food will likely be a tasty month! I thought it would be fun on this month of the burger, to find some hamburger facts; did you know . . . 
  • Americans eat 48 billion burgers a year, or about three per week per person.
  • McDonald's founder Ray Kroc didn't get into the hamburger business until he was past age 50. Before then, he was a soda fountain worker, ambulance driver, bordello piano player, stock-market board operator, cashier, paper cup salesman, radio DJ and milk-shake-mixer salesman.
  • The privately owned In-N-Out Burger chain is famous for discreetly printing Bible citations on its cups and burger wrappers.
  • In the quirky slang of short-order cooks, a hamburger was known as "choked beef" and "a grease spot." To cook one was to "brand a steer" and to add a slice of onion was to "pin a rose" on it.
  • Hamburgers get their name from the Hamburg steaks German immigrants brought with them to the US. 
  • The first fast food restaurant was introduced in 1921. It sold burgers for five cents!
  • According to McDonald's, the chain sells 75 burgers every single second of every minute of every hour of every single day.
How do you enjoy your burgers? My grandsons enjoy burgers, but for them just add a little ketchup and possibly a slice of cheese. I'm marginally more "daring" - I add a pickle or two and a bit of lettuce to my burgers! But, most of my other family members like their burgers, "fully loaded"!

What about you? How do you and your family enjoy your burgers?

1 comment:

  1. I love mine with sauteed mushrooms, bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and mayo.