Hamburgers did not originate in the United States. But this nation has always been its spiritual home.
More than 50 million burgers are eaten by Americans every single year. In spite of health warnings, anti fast-food propaganda and endless calorie analyses, the burger remains America’s favorite food choice.
To commemorate May – the National Burger Month – we’re retracing the victorious footprints of this humble sandwich through the pages of history, and marveling at how it thrived and flourished once it crossed the Atlantic and hit our American shores: