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National Cheeseburger Day is one of those 'unofficial' holidays with no known source, although several restaurants have laid claim to it over the years going back to the 1920s.
As the story goes, Lionel Sternberger supposedly invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”. During an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.
Other Possible Origins of National Cheeseburger Day
- In 1928, O'Dell's restaurant in Los Angeles served a cheeseburger smothered with chili. It cost 25 cents.
- Kaelin’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky says it invented the cheeseburger in 1934.
- It's said that a trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado in 1935, and Gus Belt, founder of Steak n' Shake is known to have applied for a trademark for the word in the 1930s.
Whatever it's origin, the cheeseburger, America’s favorite sandwich of a hamburger topped off with a piece of cheese, is enjoyed by millions every day. Somewhere along the line, September 18 was designated as "National Cheeseburger Day".
Having your Cheeseburger in a Restaurant
Cooking your Own Cheeseburger
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With the addition of a slice of cheese, this hamburger recipe can easily be turned into a cheeseburger on the grill.
Susan also tells us about National Hamburger Day, which takes place on May 28th. Between Hamburger Day and Cheeseburger Day, we will never run out of fun occasions to enjoy one of our favorite dishes!
More Cheeseburger Recipes
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Here's her recipe for Cheeseburger Soup!
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If you are looking for more cheeseburger recipes, this cheeseburger cookbook recipe collection will show you how to dress up your everyday cheeseburger and take it to the next level of 'deliciousness'.
The pages are filled with 37 mouth-watering cheeseburger recipes. Try them all until you can decide which is your favorite!
|Cheeseburger Potholders in Crochet|
If you don't crochet, but would like a set, one can be found in my Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts. These cheeseburger novelty potholders are sure to be noticed and talked about when displayed in your kitchen. They are also a very practical addition to your kitchen helpers.
Happy Cheeseburger Day!
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