National Hamburger Day – May 28

The hamburger is a classic staple of western culture. Historically, it's most likely that the first hamburger sandwich first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries, but there is much controversy over its origin. Over the years, the hamburger has risen as a culinary icon in America. Burger joints, takeaway food outlets and all-night-eateries serve them up in their millions – with cheese, salad, pickles, bacon and sauces. Why not celebrate National Hamburger Day by making hamburgers your own way on May 28th?

Why We Love National Hamburger Day

1. Familiarity
Sometimes, when we go out to eat, we don’t like want to be challenged. We crave the taste of the familiar and nothing’s more familiar, at least to Americans, than the taste of a good ol’ hamburger.

2. The Taste
Looking to have your mind blown? The possibilities are endless as you create your own combination of meats, cheese, vegetables, seasonings and sauces and have your hamburger your own way. Yes please.

3. It’s a Great Meal on-the-go
While some people love sitting down and taking their time to enjoy a great hoagie, some just simply have a fast-paced lifestyle. For those people always on the go, a hamburger is always a great idea.

How to Celebrate National Hamburger Day

1. Create Your Own Hamburger
Pick one of the many hamburger recipes online, go to your local deli or grocery store to buy the ingredients, and handle business. Most importantly, make that burger with love!

2. Give the gift of Hamburger.
Yes, we said it. Give a hamburger to a loved-one, friend, or a complete stranger you pass on the street. There you go, making the world a better place, one burger at a time.

3. Head over to your local In-n-Out or Equivalent Restaurant
You’ll be amazed at the various locations you’ll find nearby. Walk-in and enjoy a finely crafted hamburger at your fingertips.

National Hamburger Day - Survey Results

FULL RANKING OF AMERICA’S TOP 30 HAMBURGER-LOVING U.S. CITIES:
#1: Seattle
#2: Philadelphia
#3: Boston 
#4: Baltimore
#5: Miami
#6: Raleigh
#7: New York City
#8: Nashville
#9: Oklahoma City
#10: Sacramento
#11: Washington, D.C.
#12: Jersey City
#13: Orlando
#14: St. Louis
#15: Portland
#16: Los Angeles
#17: San Francisco
#18: Palm Springs
#19: Austin
#20: Pittsburgh 
#21: Atlanta
#22: Houston
#23: San Diego
#24: Chicago
#25: Louisville
#26: Columbus
#27: Virginia Beach
#28: San Antonio
#29: Denver
#30: Las Vegas

 

TOP 3 SAUCES THAT AMERICANS LIKE TO PUT ON THEIR BURGER
#1: Ketchup:  66%
#2: Mustard:  49%
#3: BBQ sauce:  21%

 

AMERICA’S TOP 10 FAVORITE HAMBURGER CHAINS
#1: McDonald’s
#2: Five Guys
#3: Wendy’s
#4: Burger King
#5: Steak ‘N Shake
#6: In-N-Out Burger
#7: Culver’s
#8: Sonic
#9: Whataburger
#10: White Castle