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...
- Americans consume 13 billion hamburgers a year, enough to circle the earth 32 times.
- On average, Americans eat 3 hamburgers a week.
- 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.
- 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
- The Big Mac had two previous names: “aristocrat” and “blue ribbon burger”, both of which failed in the marketplace
- Burger King released a meat-scented cologne in 2008 called “Flame.”