What day is National Burger Day celebrated? May 28.
What is National Burger Day? National Burger Day (or as some call it National Hamburger Day) celebrates the most popular sandwich in America.
According to some, the hamburger was created in America in 1900 by Louis Lassen, a Danish immigrant, who owned “Louis’ Lunch” in New Haven, Connecticut. On the other hand, the burger chain White Castle claims that the hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany by inventor Otto Kuase. In any event, the hamburger gained national prominence in the U.S. at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair when the New York Tribune referred to the hamburger as “the innovation of a food vendor on the pike.”
Here are some fun facts about hamburgers:
- Americans consume 50-billion burgers a year.
- The average American eats a hamburger three times a week.
- McDonalds sells 75 hamburgers every second, and sells 550 million Big Macs each year.
- Nearly 60-percent of all sandwiches sold worldwide are actually hamburgers.
How to celebrate: The best way to celebrate National Burger Day is to eat a burger, whether at your favorite restaurant or grilled at home. Be sure to share a burger with friends or family. In addition, share your favorite pictures or recipes on social media.
What is the hashtag? The hashtag for National Burger Day is #NationalBurgerDay.
What other national days are there for burgers or food? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate burgers or food, including:
- National Cheeseburger Day September 18
- National Double Cheeseburger Day September 15
- National Sandwich Day November 3
- National Hot Dog Day July 23
There are many other national days relating to food. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for food.