My goodness, National Cheeseburger Day. Since I absolutely love cheeseburgers thought I would do a little research.
What I found was a lot of different stories on the internet explaining how the beloved cheeseburger came to be. I will list a few and let you be the judge.
- A young man named Lionel Sternberger experimented by dropping a slice of american cheese on a cooking hamburger. This was to have happened in 1926 in Pasadena, California.
- In Louisville, Kentucky 1934 a place called Kaelin’s Restaurant says they invented the cheeseburger.
- The trademark the actual word cheeseburger went to a gentleman named Louis Ballast from the Humpty Dumpty Drive In in Denver, Colorado in the year 1935.
- Steak n’ Shake founder Gus Belt claimed he applied for a trademark for “cheeseburger in the late 1930’s.
There are many other stories and claims. I actually found these on The National Day Calendar website.
If you haven’t eaten yet, maybe today’s the day to go cook up a bunch cheeseburgers on the grill. I just went went to McDonalds and got me a Double Quarter Pounder Cheeseburger!