Good news! Americans around the world celebrated National Cheeseburger Day 2015 today. That’s right, this iconic food gets it’s very own holiday, and it’s something that deserves a celebration. Here are some of the best ways you can commemorate this quintessential creation in American history.
- Research the Cheeseburger’s History
There are actually several theories about how the cheeseburger came about. The first hamburger appeared in the late 19th century, but the concept of adding cheese came much later. Some attribute it to a 16-year-old burger flipper named Lionel Sternberger. According to the story, Lionel was working in his father’s sandwich shop, The Right Spot, when he simply experimented with a slice of cheese melted atop the burger, and it was so popular that it earned a permanent spot on the menu.
Check Out Photos of Celebrities Stuffing Their Faces With Cheeseburgers
While you’re online looking up the history, you might as well search hilarious photos of celebrities eating cheeseburgers. US Magazine created such a list to celebrate the occasion with 10 photos of celebrities who couldn’t quite wait to eat their cheeseburgers. Like a photo of Amy Adams snatching a famous Fatburger from Christoph Waltz at the Golden Globes after party or one of Pamela Anderson trying to make eating a messy burger look sexy.
- Find Great Deals on Cheeseburgers All Over
What better way is there to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day than to eat a cheeseburger? And thanks to this special holiday, Money.com has created a list of some of the best deals in the country for cheeseburgers, including 69 cent cheeseburgers for select locations, free Cheesy Burger at Burger 21, and $1.00 cheeseburgers at Farmer Boys.
- Whip Up Your Own Homemade Cheeseburgers
If you don’t feel like leaving the house, you don’t have to miss out on the glories of National Cheeseburger Day. Just make your own. There are hundreds of recipes online to make the perfect hamburger patty, topped with your choice of cheese. The American favorite seems to be cheddar, but you can try an assortment of cheeses to discover which one you like best.
- Eat Cheeseburgers When It’s Not National Cheeseburger Day
If you’re reading this post after the cheesy celebrations have ended, that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate. Make it National Cheeseburger week, and enjoy the sinful American delicacy whenever you feel like it.
It doesn’t matter where the cheeseburger first originated. All that matters is that we now have a delicious treat worthy of its own celebratory holiday. Happy National Cheeseburger 2015!
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