May 28th 2021 celebrates one of this nation’s most iconic fast foods, the hamburger.
Named after the city of Hamburg, Germany, the hamburger first appeared in the 19th or early 20th century.
“Hamburger” Charlie Nagreen served the world’s first hamburger Seymour, Wisconsin, at the Seymour Fair of 1885 when he decided to flatten a meatball and place it between slices of bread to increase portability.
The modern hamburger was a product of the culinary needs of a society rapidly changing due to industrialization and the emergence of the working class and middle class with the resulting demand for mass-produced, affordable food that could be consumed outside of the home.
Shortly after its creation, the hamburger quickly included all of its currently typically characteristic trimmings, including onions, lettuce, and sliced pickles.
Along with fried chicken and apple pie, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States. The burger has also created a globally popularity in culinary cultures due to processed food concepts launched by burger icons like, White Castle in the 1920s and being further refined by McDonald’s in the 1940s.
Whether you decide to grab and go from the local drive or fire up the grill and cook up some delicious burgers, this day is for you.
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