The cheeseburger. What can we say about this delicious American burger that’s not been sung in our favorite songs, hailed in movies, and lovingly eaten every day around our country (and the world). Tangy, spicy, smelly, stringy, melted, double- or triple-layered, or as a sauce: cheeseburgers are just so right. They’re so very American, too. In fact, they’re so American, people from around the world travel to Route 66 and Los Angeles to experience a cheeseburger in the American way.
Who invented the cheeseburger? We still don’t know. We’d love to praise him – or her – with a triple cheeseburger. The story of the origins of the cheeseburger is, well, cheesy. A restaurant in Los Angeles claims to have put the first cheeseburger on their menu in 1928, while another in Kentucky says they invented it in 1934. Over in Denver, Humpty Dumpty Drive-In owns the trademark to the word “cheeseburger”, which they received in 1935. No matter who actually owns or invented the cheeseburger, we can all agree that it is delicious and sure to be a mealtime favourite for many decades to come.
To celebrate this national day, get yourself your favourite cheeseburgers from your local restaurant and share this delectable delight with friends and family. Or, if you prefer the homemade version, be creative with cheese toppings and share them on social media with #NationalCheeseburgerDay.
When Is National Cheeseburger Day?
Add that extra slice or two of cheese on your burger today: September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day!
History Of National Cheeseburger Day
We were unable to find the creator of this national day in our research. The likely inventors’ origin stories were all a bit cheesy and they did string the truth out a bit. Perhaps, the mystery lies in how gouda their cheeseburgers taste. We will be sure to keep you posted, though.