It’s National Burger Day, and we here at Aronson Advertising could not be more excited to take part! Whether it’s with beef, bison, mushroom, bean, quinoa, or Snorlax, everyone loves a good burger. In order to celebrate this momentous yearly occasion, we’ve decided to share with you a few of our favorite places to stuff our faces.
Here are some cheesy facts about burgers to help you ketchup with the industry:
- The term, Hamburger, was derived from Hamburg steaks introduced in the US by German immigrants.
- Americans alone consume approximately 50-billion burgers a year. The average American eats a hamburger three times a week.
- In 2012, Black Bear Casino Resort in Minnesota, USA, set the world record for the biggest burger. The hamburger weighed 2,014 pounds (913 kg) and was 10-feet in diameter.
- McDonald’s sells an average of 75 burgers per second.
- You guessed it! During World War I, the US government called hamburgers ‘liberty sandwiches.’
- The FleurBurger 5000–available at Fleur’s in Las Vegas–is most expensive burger in the world and costs a staggering $5,000. This extremely decadent burger is made with a Wagyu beef and foie gras patty topped with truffle sauce and shaved black truffles. It’s also served with a $2,500 bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus wine which you’ll drink from a Ichendorf glass that you can take home. You’ll also be mailed a certificate of authenticity.
Mouth Watering Favorites
Poochie’s – 3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
A Skokie, IL staple for more than five decades, Poochie’s Hotdogs has mastered the style of making charbroiled burgers. Made with sirloin and chuck beef, perfectly charred, then topped with bacon and Merkts cheddar, the Poochie’s bacon burger is the ideal of what a burger can and should be.
Go there, it’s insane. Plus, their fries are delicious, and they will definitely give you way more than you could possibly eat by yourself. Don’t eat an entire order of Poochie’s fries by yourself. Oh! They also have sweet potato fries now!
VPT – 5754 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
I discovered VPT recently in a random attempt to find a new burger place. Wow! Clearly Merkts cheddar is the best possible cheese to put on a burger because VPT’s Rambler Burger with vinaigrette charred onions, hickory smoked bacon, and bourbon whiskey BBQ sauce, is masterfully stuffed with the stuff. The Rambler Burger is the only one I’ve had from there so far, on account of it’s amazing whether you get it charbroiled or “old fashioned with butter,” and I’m nowhere close to sick of it yet.
DMK Burger Bar – 2954 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
If you’re a hipster or semi-hipster, you will definitely want to stop by DMK burger bar in Chicago’s lovely Lake View neighborhood. Before they told me I couldn’t make any substitutions because the chef is too particular about his culinary masterpieces, I ordered their bison burger with cheddar and barbecue sauce (hmmm, I’m starting to see a theme here). That said, if you’re as particular as I am when it comes to burger-simplicity, approach with caution. THAT said, oh…my…word…that bison burger…that bison burger. Definitely wash down whatever burger you order with some blood-orange juice, you will NOT be sorry.
Jeremy’s Grandma’s House – Location: Undisclosed. St, Chicago, IL, 60606
If you’re ever on the REDACTED side of the city, you will definitely want to stop by Jeremy’s grandma’s house located on the corner of REDACTED St. and REDACTED Ave., for a cheeseburger. Made with 100% real beef from the REDACTED butcher shop near REDACTED, this massive, one-pound burger is unapologetically fattening, insanely delicious, and outrageously filling. She spices the meat with something. I’ve never asked for her secret recipe, but boy does it do the trick. The burger is then served with red skin mashed potatoes and homemade coleslaw to finish the dish.
How are you going to celebrate National Burger Day? Let us know in the comments below!
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