5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hamburgers

Give Hamburger Day the respect it deserves and get yourself acquainted with everyone’s favourite sandwich.

We’re celebrating International Hamburger Day tomorrow (28th May) Huh, I hear you ask?! We do sell some pretty sweet hamburgers here at Daniel San and we’ll take any excuse to have a little celebration. So we did some digging and if we were playing hamburger trivia (someone please do this!), I can assure you we failed. But not any more, check out some quirky fun-facts about everyone’s favourite buns hun.


The Hamburger’s Origin

The tasty hamburger we know today originated from Hamburg, Germany. Makes sense right? It refers to a specific cut of beef called the Hamburg and well you get the rest.

the beautiful canals of Hamburg Germany at sunset

Name Change

Because of this German heritage, the USA tried to rename the Hamburger to the Liberty Sandwich during World War I. It was thought the name-change would help promote patriotism and avoid using language of the enemy.

a drive through tray placed on an old car door with a hamburger on it

One Big Whopper

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest hamburger weighs 1,164.2 kg coming from Pilsting, Germany, on 9 July 2017. The hamburger consisted of three meat patties, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, hamburger sauce and one giant bun. In other words, one big bloody whopper.


In 2003 the national animal rights group PETA offered the New York suburb of Hamburg $15,000 to change its name to Veggieburg. However, they politely declined.

Burgers Around The Sun

Apparently Americans eat a lot of hamburgers. And I mean a lot! So many in fact that if you were to line em all up thy would wrap around the earth 32 times. So it’s safe to say they like burgers.

A trey of take away burgers
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