When it comes to food, one could argue that the cheeseburger is one of the finest foods ever invented. A layer or multiple layers of cheese placed upon a piping hot hamburger beef patty and nestled between a soft hamburger bun is a beautiful thing. It’s one of the most consistent American foods you can buy– a cheeseburger is hard to mess up and is a comfort food favorite no matter here you go.
Whether you’re eating sliders or full-sized cheeseburgers, grabbing them from the McDonald’s drive-through or hitting up what your friend swears is the spot that offers the best cheeseburger in NYC, here are some interesting facts about the cheeseburger. So the next time you order one of these wonderful creations, maybe you’ll appreciate all the things about it that exist and that the cheeseburger you are holding with all of its unique toppings was cooked for you to eat, savor, and enjoy, just like every other cheeseburger before it.
The biggest cheeseburger ever weighed 2,000 pounds.
The Guinness World Record for the largest cheeseburger belongs to the Minnesota casino. They cooked up a gigantic cheeseburger that was made in a special oven and took seven hours to cook and complete. It was carried by crane and came in at 2,014 pounds.
You can buy a really expensive burger if you have the money, the time, and are in the right restaurant.
As many affordable burgers as there are out there, you can also find really expensive cheeseburgers too. One of the most expensive cheeseburgers you should definitely check out is the 777 Burger. This burger can be ordered at Burger Brasserie in Las Vegas and costs $777. It involves a Wagyu beef burger patty, topped with Maine lobster, aged goat cheese, arugula, and foie gras, drizzled with 100-year aged balsamic vinegar ($200 a bottle), and comes with a bottle of Dom Perignon to drink along with it.
No one really knows who invented the cheeseburger.
That’s why you’ve probably never heard the famed story of who invented the cheeseburger. However, one version is that a chef named Lionel Sternberger added a cheese slice to a hamburger at the request of a homeless person, thus making the first ever cheeseburger in Pasadena, California.
The American government tried to re-brand them as Liberty Sandwiches.
The U.S. government thought that ‘hamburger’ sounded fairly Germanic, so why not rename the hamburger and cheeseburger to liberty sandwiches? This never quite happened, so there was no eventual competition for the real title.
Burger King made burger-themed colognes.
Never forget: Burger King decided to take the leap no one else was ever planning on taking and release a Burger King-themed cologne called Flame. Smell like burgers all of the time with Flame!
McDonalds burgers are lower moisture.
The less moisture, the less likely to spoil. This is why cheeseburgers from McDonald’s may not be as juicy as those you get elsewhere. Got to keep those burgers fresh!