National Hamburger Day!
May 28, 2024
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 28 of May, repeating indefinitely
May 28 is National Hamburger Day! 🍔🍔🍔
While hamburgers are enjoyed all over the world, they are considered a culinary icon of the United States.
Though we don’t know their exact origin (several locales are disputed as the origin place, including Athens, Texas; New Haven, Connecticut; Seymour, Wisconsin; and, of course, Hamburg, Germany) it is clear that burgers took off as a popular American meal around 1904.
In that year, burgers were a huge hit at the St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Often served at diners and food wagons, they were cheap, tasty, and easily portable.
HAMBURGER STAND OFFERS CUSTOMERS A QUICK BITE WHILE WAITING FOR THEIR SUBWAY TRAIN ON THE 42ND STREET STATION, Jim Pickerell, 1974
-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer