The First Burger

Burger, Bacon, Snack, Fast Food, Bun

The Hamburg steak as it was called in the 1800’s was served to the voyages from Germany to the United States. The meat patties were cooked and served on two pieces of bread. To attract many of the sailors and European people to their eating stands sellers. They would provide the Hamburg style steak on the menu.

With Hamburg steak firmly embedded the American culture in the late 1800’s claims of the way it served in today’s standard is according to Congress girl Rosa DeLaurao.

This is a contested fact. We’ll provide you a few more names and places of the Hamburger in america.

Fletcher Davis of Athers Texas sold hamburgers from the cafe in the late 1800’s before taking them to the World’s Fair in 1904.

Frank and Charles Menches seller at a county fair ran from their sausage sandwiches and started using beef instead. It was recorded this took place in 1892 in the Summit County Fair in Akron Ohio.

In 1885 Charles Nagreen currently known as hamburger Charlie who made sandwiches which were easy to eat while walking at the Seymour Fair he was just 15 years old at the time.

In 1995 Governor Frank Keating proclaimed the first true hamburger on a bun was made and consumed in Tulsa Oklahoma.

With 40 billion served up in america alone has truly become America’s favorite sandwich. It might not have ever occurred because in 1906 Upton Sinclair’s Journalistic book”The Jungle” detailed the unsavory parts of the meat packing industry in America. Ground beef became subject to much scrutiny since it was easy to add meat scraps, additives and fillers

It became the lead way for today’s fast food hamburger success. The White Castle restaurants gleamed with cleanliness bringing the hamburger standing along with it.

Other national chains which followed were McDonald’s and In-n-Out Burger in 1948, Burger King 1954 and Wendy’s in 1969.

Lots of you have your own favorite recipe for the beans of your choice.

So the next time you pull into your favorite fast food restaurant, fire up the grill or put one on the George Forman grill you will know a little of the development on the Hamburger.

That is some fantastic information regarding ground beef and how our food always has a little history behind it.

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