Why Is It Called A Hamburger When There Is No Ham??


Ever wondered why a hamburger was called a ham-burger? Did you know the reason why they are called hamburgers is because they got their name from Hamburg, Germany where a cut of beef called the Hamburg Steak is from. This then evolved into what we now know as the Hamburger. Here are some more quirky facts about burgers...

    1. Americans consume 13 billion hamburgers a year, enough to circle the earth 32 times.
    2. On average, Americans eat 3 hamburgers a week. 
    3. Robert Downey Jr. claims that Burger King saved his life from his drug addiction. While at a stop at Burger King in 2003, his car had “tons of f***ing dope.” He ate a burger and he found it so disgusting that it made him rethink his life. He then threw all his drugs into the ocean.
    4. In ‘n’ Out Burger used to let customers add as many extra patties with cheese as they wanted to their burgers until one group of 8 ordered one burger with 100 patties, which contained 19,450 kcals
    5. The Big Mac had two previous names: “aristocrat” and “blue ribbon burger”, both of which failed in the marketplace
    6. Burger King released a meat-scented cologne in 2008 called “Flame.”

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Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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