Celebrated every year on May 28th. Once again, it appears to be another way for restaurants to offer special promotions and discounts for hamburgers. During this time of year, almost every fast food restaurant that serves hamburgers will offer special deals (such as two-for-one) and coupons. The origin of the holiday is unknown.
Who invented the Hamburger?
The origin of the hamburger is unclear, with its invention thought to have occurred in the United States and commonly attributed to either Charlie Nagreen, Frank and Charles Menches, Oscar Weber Bilby, Fletcher Davis, or Louis Lassen. White Castle traces the origin of the hamburger to Hamburg, Germany with its invention by Otto Kuase. However, it gained national recognition at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair when the New York Tribune referred to the hamburger as "the innovation of a food vendor on the pike". No conclusive argument has ever ended the dispute over invention. An article from ABC News sums up: "One problem is that there is little written history. Another issue is that the spread of the burger happened largely at the World's Fair, from tiny vendors that came and went in an instant. And it is entirely possible that more than one person came up with the idea at the same time in different parts of the country."
When Is National Hamburger Day?
Sometimes it is difficult to remember this special Sandwich Holiday, so we have created a table that lists every National Hamburger Day for the next 25 years!
National Hamburger Day Dates (for the next 25 years)