National Double Cheeseburger Day is enjoyed every year on September 15. This iconic food item is way up on the charts of everyone’s favorite foods. Full credit has to go to the person who decided that double cheese is better than single cheese. After all, one can never have too much cheese, right? Read on to know how the cheeseburger came into existence and some amazing ways you can celebrate this day!
History of National Double Cheeseburger Day
Who created the National Double Cheeseburger Day we don’t know, but we do know how this revered food item came into existence.
In current times, having cheese in a hamburger seems so natural, but there was a time when that wasn’t the case. A hamburger simply consisted of meat, bread, and some toppings. It was then in 1926, where Lionel Sternberger created a cheeseburger in Pasadena, California. While working at his father’s sandwich shop, The Rite Spot, he saw a sizzling piece of hamburger that just needed that one extra thing. So he decided to slap a slice of American cheese on it to see what comes out of it. Technically it was a cheese hamburger, not a plain cheeseburger, but that’s how cheese found its way in our burgers.
Years later in 1937, Bob’s Big Boy is said to have created the first double cheeseburger. That double cheeseburger had another bun in the middle of it so it sort of resembled the Big Mac from McDonald’s. Nevertheless, they are still credited for making the first double cheeseburger.
A double cheeseburger is comfort food for many with its extensive flavor profile and cheesy goodness. It can transport you straight into a food paradise. You can either simply enjoy a plain double cheeseburger, or have your choice of meat or vegan patties to go with it. Add your choice of toppings or don’t add them, as long as you have your double cheese in it, it’s qualified to be a double cheeseburger.
National Double Cheeseburger Day timeline
The St. Louis World’s Fair popularizes the hamburger nationwide.
Bob's Big Boy serves up the first double cheeseburger.
The world’s biggest burger is made weighing close to 3,600 pounds.
Mallie’s Sports Bar creates one of the largest cheeseburgers weighing almost 1800 pounds.
National Double Cheeseburger Day FAQs
What goes on a double cheeseburger?
The McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger consists of two pure beef burger patties, with seasoning, toppings, and sauces. Most importantly, it’s topped with two slices of melty American cheese.
What is the best cheese to put in a burger?
Some of the best cheeses to put in a burger is Melty American cheese, Ultra-gooey, creamy Brie, Cheddar Cheese, Goat Cheese, among others.
Why are double cheeseburgers so popular?
Cheeseburgers enjoy significant popularity across the globe. They’re cheap, easy to eat, and don’t require much chewing.
National Double Cheeseburger Day Activities
Make a double cheeseburger
Prepare a double cheeseburger for yourself. Get your ingredients ready like ground-up meat if you’re opting for non-vegetarian or a vegetarian or vegan patty, toppings of your choice like lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, pickles, etc., and two slices of melty cheese.
Host a double cheeseburger party
Either with your friends or family, you can host a double cheeseburger party. While you can have other items on the menu, the hero of the party should be the delicious cheeseburgers that leave everyone wanting more.
Treat the homeless with double cheeseburgers
Many homeless people struggle to get one meal a day. On National Double Cheeseburger Day, you can make someone’s day by treating them to a double cheeseburger from your local fast-food restaurant.
5 Cheesy Facts About National Double Cheeseburger Day
Approximately 70% of Americans prefer American cheese on their cheeseburger.
Americans consume over 50 billion hamburgers or cheeseburgers annually.
Many cities in the U.S. such as Denver, New Haven, and Pasadena claim to have invented the cheeseburger.
World’s tiniest cheeseburger
A Japanese YouTube channel Miniature Space created the tiniest cheeseburger.
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Jimmy Buffett’s song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” was inspired due to his craving for a cheeseburger on a rocky boat trip.
Why We Love National Double Cheeseburger Day
Double cheeseburgers are easy to make
Double cheeseburgers are super easy to make. You can get ready-made patties from a local store and top them with toppings of your choice and melty cheese. Voila! You have your burger ready. This makes it a popular home meal option as well.
Burgers are cheap
If you go to buy burgers from outside like a fast-food restaurant, rest assured, you won’t be burning a hole in your pocket. This makes it super popular as you can enjoy a great meal even if you’re on a budget.
They’re extremely satisfying and tasty
One double cheeseburger can keep your hunger pangs away for hours. They’re super tasty with the flavors from the patty and toppings along with cheese melting in your mouth with each bite.
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