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National Hamburger Day

Celebrate National Hamburger Day with a juicy, delicious burger - turn up the flavor with your favorite toppings and condiments!
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May 28
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Get ready to celebrate National Hamburger Day on May 28! This day of culinary appreciation has been around for over 100 years, with hamburgers first appearing in the US in the late 1800s. Since then, they have become a staple dish that is enjoyed by people all over the world. Whether you're a fan of classic cheeseburgers or love trying out new and creative recipes, this holiday is sure to satisfy your burger cravings.

History of National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of the Burger</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hamburgers first appeared in the United States, rapidly becoming a popular fast-food item.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1921</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Fast-Food Burger Chain</div><div class='timeline-text'>White Castle, the first major hamburger fast-food chain, was founded in Wichita, Kansas by Walter Anderson and Edgar Waldo "Billy" Ingram.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of McDonald's</div><div class='timeline-text'>The McDonald brothers opened the first McDonald's restaurant in San Bernardino, California, revolutionizing the burger industry with their Speedee Service System.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Whopper Burger</div><div class='timeline-text'>Burger King introduced the Whopper, a premium burger, strengthening competition in the fast-food industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Big Mac's Popular Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>McDonald's launched the Big Mac nationwide, it quickly became one of the company's flagship products and a global symbol of American fast food.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gourmet Burger Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 2010s saw the rise of premium and gourmet burger restaurants, offering a high-quality spin on the classic hamburger, as well as vegan and vegetarian alternatives.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Hamburger Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own burgers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making burgers is not nearly as hard as it seems.  Ground beef, spices, and your favorite toppings are all you need to make a delicious burger. Grill it up and enjoy!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for burgers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Much simpler than making your own burgers, go try out that new restaurant that serves burgers.  Search for Burgers on Yelp and see where your burger adventure takes you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a burger party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a night of burgers and fun. Have everyone bring their favorite ingredients to make the best burgers you've ever tasted.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a burger museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out the Burger Museum in San Francisco and learn all about the history of burgers and the different types of burgers from around the world.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a burger cooking course</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Learn how to make perfect burgers with tips from a professional chef. Search out your local cooking school and sign up for a burger making course.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Hamburger Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hamburgers are tasty & convenient</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's just something about a hamburger that can't be beat! Hamburgers are quick and easy to make, making them an ideal meal for busy weeknights or on-the-go lunches. Plus, you can customize your burger however you like - add bacon, cheese, a sauce - the possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hamburgers celebrate community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When people gather around burgers and BBQs, it provides a unique opportunity to come together with friends, family and neighbors to celebrate good food and create great memories. What better way to enjoy National Hamburger Day than to get together with loved ones and share in a delicious meal?</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hamburgers are universally enjoyed</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you prefer yours topped with ketchup, mustard, or relish; or served big and juicy with all the fixings - everyone loves a good burger! From young kids to elderly folks, or vegetarians to carnivores - there's truly something for everyone when it comes to hamburgers.</p></div></div>

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National Hamburger Day FAQs

When is National Hamburger Day?

National Hamburger Day is celebrated on May 28 every year. In 2024 National Hamburger Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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