National Cheeseburger day – it’s a day that a lot of places give out special deals. Just do a google search and see. McDonalds is selling cheeseburgers for $ .50 – Fifty cents! Applebee’s and Red Robin have special deals today on the iconic cheeseburger. Many local restaurants offer BOGOs or reduced prices. So there’s no excuse not to celebrate this sandwich!
But where did it come from? Rumor has it that is was accidentally created in 1926. Young Lionel was working at his dad’s sandwich shop in Pasadena, California – the Rite Spot. He was experimenting and dropped a slice of American cheese on the top of a burger sizzling on the grill.
Another sandwich shop in Los Angeles claims they invented it – O’Dell’s. But they served it smothered in chili. Like many iconic foods, there are a lot of stories as to who created it first.
The fact remains, this sandwich is America’s favorite. The hamburger accounts for more than 60% of all sandwiches sold – Americans eat more than 14 BILLION every year! No wonder. There are about 50,000 burger places in the U.S. alone! And so goes the story of that juicy, messy, greasy, cheesy, fill me with joy meal. And the number one item we grill? You got it. Burgers!! Heck – Jimmy Buffet even wrote a song about them. “Cheeseburger in Paradise, heaven on earth with an onion slice…”
Here are some recipes for cheeseburgers for you to follow or to inspire you. Be creative – like a Sausage Pizza Burger! Please share your own cheeseburger masterpiece!! The more burgers the better!
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