Hamburger History 101

The Hamburg steak as it was called in the 1800’s was served to the voyages from Germany into the USA. The meat patties were quickly cooked and served on two pieces of bread. To attract lots of the sailors and European people to their eating stands sellers. They would offer the Hamburg style steak on the menu.

With Hamburg steak firmly embedded the American culture in the late 1800’s claims of how it served in today’s standard is based on Congress woman Rosa DeLaurao.

This is a disputed fact. We’ll provide you a few more names and areas of the Hamburger in the United States.

Fletcher Davis of Athers Texas sold hamburgers in the cafe in the late 1800’s before taking them to the World’s Fair in 1904.

Frank and Charles Menches vendor at a county fair ran out of their sausage sandwiches and began using beef instead. It was recorded this happened in 1892 at the Summit County Fair in Akron Ohio.

In 1885 Charles Nagreen now called hamburger Charlie who made sandwiches which were easy to eat while walking at the Seymour Fair that he was only 15 years old at the time.

In 1995 Governor Frank Keating proclaimed that the first true hamburger on a bun was made and consumed in Tulsa Oklahoma.

With 40 billion served up in the United States alone has truly become America’s favorite sandwich. It might not have ever happened because in 1906 Upton Sinclair’s Journalistic novel “Melbourne Raccoon Removal” detailed the unsavory parts of the meat packing industry in America. Ground beef became subject to much scrutiny because it was easy to add meat scraps, additives and fillers

It became the direct way for today’s fast food hamburger success. The White Castle restaurants gleamed with cleanliness bringing the hamburger reputation along with it.

Other national chains which followed were McDonald’s and In-n-Out Burger in 1948, Burger King 1954 and Wendy’s in 1969.

The combinations which come with the hamburger are endless with ideas being generated without end. Many of you have your own favorite recipe to the beans of your choice.

So the next time you pull into your favorite fast food restaurant, fire up the grill or put one on the George Forman grill you’ll know a little of this development on the Hamburger.

That is some fantastic information about ground beef and the way our food always has a little history behind it.

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