January 17, 2021

National Cheeseburger Day: Freebies, Deals, and Fun Burger Facts

Today we celebrate National Cheeseburger Day!

photo via mybumblebee.com.au

I do realize that my photo today is a little (ok a lot larger) than I would usually share, but I feel I need to shout out loud, “Come on it’s National Cheeseburger Day!” For many of us this mouthwatering, perfectly grilled burger in all of its glorious cheesiness is a work of art. 

Today’s unofficial/official holiday is all about the cheese – American, Swiss, and Cheddar to name a few, and elevating your burger to another level.

This got me thinking about the first cheeseburger and how it came to be.

I discovered that there appears to be a slight dispute over who actually created the cheeseburger, sometime between the late 1920’s to the mid 1930’s.

The first theory is that 16 year old Lionel Sternberger, who worked at his father’s sandwich shop “The Rite Spot” in Pasadena, California was known for his love of experimenting with different flavors and tastes. One day he decided to place a piece of American cheese on a hot, just prepared hamburger patty, and the rest is cheeseburger history.

The second theory is that it was actually a passing homeless man who suggested to Lionel to add a slice of cheese to his hamburger, which Sternberger obliged, thus making cheeseburger history.

Personally either story works for me because I’m just thankful the cheeseburger exists, and today we can all share in the happiness with the great burger deals and free cheeseburgers being offered at some of your favorite burger places.

From September 18 through  September 30 you can get Dave’s Single hamburger FREE with any purchase at Wendy’s. You must download the Wendy’s app to redeem the digital coupon under “Offers.”

Ruby Tuesday
On September 18 and 19, So Connected members can get a free burger with the purchase of an entrée. Not a member yet? Sign up here today.

White Castle
On September 18  get your free cheese slider with any purchase.

Fun Cheeseburger Fact:  Did You Know…

“The largest cheeseburger ever made in the world weighed in at a whopping 777 pounds. Created June 2, 2011 at the Alameda County Fair in California by Juicy’s, the giant burger also featured 50 pounds of cheese. The bun alone weighed in at 272 pounds and contained an estimated 1.375 million calories.”

Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

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