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National Hamburger Month

Sink your teeth into the juiciest month of the year - National Hamburger Month! Get ready to indulge in all kinds of mouthwatering burgers.
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May 1
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Get ready to fire up the grill and sink your teeth into a juicy burger because May 1 kicks off National Hamburger Month! This month-long celebration of America's favorite sandwich dates back to the early 1900s, when it was first popularized at state fairs and carnivals. Today, hamburgers can be found on almost every restaurant menu and are enjoyed by people all around the world. Whether you like yours with cheese, bacon, or loaded with toppings, this delicious dish is sure to satisfy your cravings. So let's dig in and celebrate this month filled with deliciousness!

History of National Hamburger Month

National Hamburger Month Dates

National Hamburger Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hamburger Introduced to America</div><div class='timeline-text'>The hamburger was introduced to the United States at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, quickly becoming a staple at carnivals and fairs.</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 Hamburger Chain</div><div class='timeline-text'>White Castle, the first fast-food hamburger chain, was founded in Wichita, Kansas, sparking a new era for the hamburger.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Cheeseburger</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 1930, the cheeseburger was created in Pasadena, California, adding a new delicious twist to the classic burger.</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'>McDonald's Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald's restaurant in San Bernardino, California, revolutionizing the fast-food industry and hamburgers worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1955</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Burger King Opens</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Burger King opens in Miami, Florida, further popularizing the hamburger and introducing competition in the fast-food industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Hamburger Month Declared</div><div class='timeline-text'>May is officially declared as National Hamburger Month, prompting annual celebrations and promotions centered around the beloved dish.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Hamburger Month

<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'>Create your own gourmet burger</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experiment with different toppings, condiments, and meats to create your own unique and delicious gourmet burger. Get creative and have fun in the kitchen!</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 on a burger tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Explore your city or town and try out different burger joints. Make a list of all the places you want to visit and go on a fun burger tour with friends or family.</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 backyard BBQ</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a backyard BBQ and grill up some delicious hamburgers. You can even have a build-your-own burger station with various toppings for everyone to customize their own burgers.</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'>Attend a burger festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out if there are any burger festivals happening in your area and attend one for a day filled with delicious burgers, live music, and fun activities.</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'>Try a veggie burger</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're not a fan of meat, celebrate National Hamburger Month by trying out different veggie burger recipes. Who knows, you might just find your new favorite burger alternative!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Hamburger Month

<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 a classic American food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something about biting into a juicy, flavorful hamburger that just screams America. They have become an iconic part of our culture and we can't imagine summertime without them!</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'>You can get creative with toppings</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Think beyond the basic cheese and lettuce - there are so many delicious toppings you can add to your burger! From bacon and avocado to fried eggs and grilled pineapple, the possibilities for flavor combinations are endless.</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'>They're perfect for summer cookouts</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Hamburger Month takes place during the height of summer, which makes it the perfect excuse to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a backyard barbecue. Burgers are easy to make in large batches and everyone can customize their own to their liking!</p></div></div>

5 Grilling Facts for National Hamburger Month

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's Largest Hamburger Weighed Over 2,000 Pounds</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2012, a 2,014-pound hamburger was grilled in Minnesota, USA, setting a new world record. That's a lot of buns and patties!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Americans Consume Approximately 50 Billion Burgers a Year</h3><p class='facts-content'>That equates to about three burgers per person per week, demonstrating America's undeniable love for this lip-smacking dish.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Burger Patties Should Be Cooked to an Internal Temperature of 160 Degrees Fahrenheit</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to the USDA, to eliminate bacteria and ensure the meat is safe to eat, burger patties should be cooked until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Hamburger Hall of Fame is Located in Seymour, Wisconsin</h3><p class='facts-content'>Seymour, known as the "Home of the Hamburger," has a dedicated Hamburger Hall of Fame exhibiting a wide variety of historical items related to hamburgers.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A Hamburger Saved a Man’s Life</h3><p class='facts-content'>In a bizarre incident, a man’s life was saved when the bullet aimed at him lodged in the hamburger he was eating, underscoring the idiom 'a burger a day keeps the gunman away.'</p></div></div>

National Hamburger Month FAQs

When is National Hamburger Month?

National Hamburger Month is celebrated on May 1st every year. In 2024, National Hamburger Month will occur on a Wednesday.

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