National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Sangria Day to National Hamburger Day?

We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.

National Hamburger Day Fun Facts

We have Genghis Khan and his conquering hordes of horsemen to thank for the simple hamburger. While his troops were riding to battle, they would keep scraps of lamb or mutton, formed into patties, under their saddles to tenderize the meat. When they stopped to make camp, the horsemen would cook the patties over open flames or eat them raw. The dish was taken to Russia, where it became “steak tartare.”

  • December 21st is National Hamburger Day.
  • From Russia, the dish made its way to Germany, where pork or beef was used in the patties. Then the burger found its way to America via the crew and immigrant passengers of the German Hamburg-Amerika shipping line. On board, the passengers ate a dish of ground meat that was spiced and stretched out with onions and breadcrumbs.
  • The average American consumes about 30 pounds of hamburgers a year.
  • The Hamburger Hall of Fame is located in Seymour, WI.
  • The first restaurant chain to serve the burger was White Castle in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Hamburger (ground beef patty) is the most popular food for the grill, followed by steak and chicken.

How To Observe National Hamburger Day

  • Tap into your inner grillmaster and whip together your favorite hamburgers.
  • Use #NationalHamburgerDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

National National Hamburger Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any hamburger fun facts in the comment section. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.

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REFERENCE: Hamburger Fun Facts