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National Hamburger Day

Posted at 10:08 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 11:08:02-04

Today is National Hamburger Day.

Americans consume more than 50 billion hamburgers a year, and today is the day to celebrate the iconic fare.

The meaty patty and bun accounts for almost half of all sandwiches sold in the U.S.

A conerstone food of Western Civilization, the hamburger is said to have originated in Germany, but modern burgers can be traced all the way back to ancient civilizations like Egypt.