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National Bacon Burnt End Day – June 29, 2023

National Bacon Burnt Ends Day is celebrated on June 29 every year. Almost everything has a designated day, from eyeglasses to nail polish, to waffle irons — and bacon burnt ends! Residents of Fort Worth desired their national holiday and they were also successful. The Heims owns two successful restaurants in Fort Worth. Starting in 2013, they created a loyal following with a food truck and pop-up meals in friends’ backyards. The Heims’ first-served bacon burnt ended on June 29, 2013.

History of National Bacon Burnt End Day

The genesis of bacon begins with the pig, which emerged roughly two million years ago in Southeast Asia. Around 10000 B.C., early habitats hunted wild boars, but domesticating pigs proved considerably safer. Around 1500 B.C., the Chinese were the first to use salt to preserve meat. Curing pigs with salt from the area’s mines, which happened to be strong in nitrate, was the great bacon breakthrough for farmers in central Europe.

Bacon back then didn’t mean preserved pork belly as it does now. Bacon may have originated from pig’s back phrases at some point before pork belly. In 1607, Sir Walter Raleigh introduced sows to Jamestown, and in the 1600s, the English imported pigs to their American colonies. National Bacon Burnt Ends Day was established in 2021 by the American Royal Association of Kansas City to showcase Kansas City BBQ and its delectable burnt ends. The organization, which was founded in 1899, encourages agricultural learning through competitions, scholarships, education, and agricultural festivals.

China was the birthplace of salted pork belly. All pork was referred to as bacon or ‘bacoun’ in Middle English. Before the industrial revolution, Bacon was traditionally produced on small farms and in homes. In the 1770s, John Harris established the world’s first commercial bacon preparation enterprise in Wiltshire. In 1930, the United Kingdom received 91% of all bacon and ham exports, with Danish bacon favored above British bacon.

National Bacon Burnt End Day timeline

1500 B.C.
Meat Preservation Origin

Around 1500 B.C., the Chinese first used salt to preserve meat.

16th Century
Bacon Is Called Pork

Bacon is often referred to as pork.

1770s
The World's First Commercial Bacon Business

John Harris develops the world's first commercial bacon preparation business in Wiltshire.

2021
The Official Bacon Burnt Ends Day

National Bacon Burnt Ends Day is established by the American Royal Association of Kansas City.

National Bacon Burnt End Day FAQs

Who invented eggs and bacon?

Edward Bernays introduced this American breakfast

Which American state produces the most bacon?

The state of Iowa is the leading pork producer in the U.S. and also the leading exporter of pork.

Who in the world consumes the most bacon?

Denmark is the country that consumes the most pork in the world.

National Bacon Burnt End Day Activities

  1. Visit Kansas city

    Enjoy some charred bacon ends to commemorate the occasion! Within 24 hours, visit every BBQ joint you can. Take it one step further and travel to Kansas City for a true burned ends barbecue.

  2. Make bacon burnt ends at home

    At home, make your own bacon burnt ends. Burnt ends are delicious on their own, but they're also great in sandwiches and stews. You have the option of making it sweet, spicy, or smokey.

  3. Try out new bbq sauces

    Play around with herbs and barbecue sauce with your bacon burnt ends. Invite friends and family to test various burned ends recipes and vote on their favorites.

5 Facts About Bacon

  1. Billion dollar industry

    Bacon is a four-billion-dollar industry in the U.S.

  2. Bacon bombs

    During WWII, Americans were encouraged to save bacon fat so that it could be used to make bombs.

  3. Turning vegans to meat consumption

    Bacon has been dubbed the food that will most likely persuade vegans to eat meat.

  4. The name given by Romans

    Bacon was given the name ‘petaso’ by the Romans.

  5. Pounds of bacon consumed

    Every year, the average American consumes 18 pounds of bacon.

Why We Love National Bacon Burnt End Day

  1. It is simple to make

    What could be simpler than cooking some bacon? You can even microwave it if you're lazy. It's delicious and ideal for lazy cooks.

  2. Everything goes well with bacon

    Name a food that doesn't go well with bacon. Nothing! We could go on and on about ice cream, chocolate, Bloody Marys, sandwiches, meats, vegetables, and every other food group.

  3. Bacon is carb-free

    This is also new to us! If you're attempting to cut carbs, bacon is the way to go. It also helps to control appetite since it contains a lot of saturated fats, which keeps you filled for longer than carbohydrates.

National Bacon Burnt End Day dates

YearDateDay
2023June 29Thursday
2024June 29Saturday
2025June 29Sunday
2026June 29Monday
2027June 29Tuesday

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