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A Brief History Of The Burger

01 January 1970 restaurants-brasseries


Traditionally an American classic, the burger has become increasingly popular across the globe. So much so, there is now a full day dedicated to this fun food. In celebration of National Burger Day, we thought we’d bring you some interesting facts and a brief history of the burger that you probably didn’t know.

A brief history of the burger

Starting with the question, where did the hamburger actually derive from? For most, the hamburger- as Americans like to call it- or beefburger, as we Brits typically tend to call it is a rather modern food becoming popular in the late-20th Century, thanks to fast-food giants such as McDonalds.So, how did this great sandwich end up as an all-American classic? The Hamburger steak arrived in America around 1890’s, it’s said to have derived from European tastes. More and more restaurants started to offer ‘Hamburg-style’ steak. In 1930 the term hamburger replaced hamburger steak. With it being said that the recipe came from German chef Otto Kuasw, who was frying up fillets of beef patties in butter, placing a fried egg on top and supplementing the lot with the obligatory bread somewhere in Hamburg, around1891. Hence the name, hamburger. Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 13.27.39 We can’t be 100% sure where the hamburger originated from, but we can be sure of the following facts about our most popular Hallmark Hotels burger that is served on a brioche bun, beef tomato, red onion, iceberg, gherkin, American slaw, tomato relish and skinny fries. We have gathered some interesting facts about our Hallmark Hotels burgers...did you know that over the summer months we serve:
  • 30,000 deliciously succulent burgers
  • 8700 crispy onion rings
  • 45,000 skinny fries
  • 1.5 tonnes of tomato relish,
  • 1 tonne of mayo
  • 30,000 tomatoes
  • 15,000 iceberg lettuce and
  • 60,000 gherkins?
Wow, now that's a lot of ingredients! History Of The Burger   In fact, it means if we were to stack all of these burgers on top of each other:
  • it would be higher than Mount Everest
  • twice as big as the runway for the Space Shuttle at JFK Space Centre
  • they would cover the floor of 96 Hallmark Hotel rooms and
  • they would cover the bottom of 24 Hallmark Hotels swimming pools.
That’s an awful lot of burgers, proving just how popular this classic food is. Next time your dining with us, try our Succulent 6oz Prime Steak burger. Watch our Chef expertly preparing one of our Hallmark Hotels burgers:

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