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Five interesting facts about cheeseburgers

September 19, 2018

Get a taste today

Each Sept. 18 (today this year) is designated as National Cheeseburger Day. Why not enjoy one? They’re surely not hard to find.

They debuted in Denver

Denver lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. In 1935, Louis Ballast, of Humpty Dumpty Drive-In, was awarded the trademark, yet, he never enforced it.

A big ole’ burger

A whopping 777-pound cheeseburger was created on June 2, 2011, at the Alameda County Fair in California by Juicy’s. The giant burger also featured 50 pounds of cheese. The bun weighed 272 pounds, and the sandwich contained an estimated 1.375 million calories.

What inspired Buffet?

Legendary musician Jimmy Buffet recorded the song “Cheeseburger in Paradise.’’ He was motivated by being stuck on a long boat trip, which made him crave a cheeseburger. He satisfied that craving when the boat finally docked on the island of Tortola.

Many billions served

The United States is a burger-loving nation where 50 billion burgers are annually served. If every burger eaten annually by Americans were arranged in a straight line, it would circle the world 32 times.

Sources: mobile-cuisine.com, msn.com

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