Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day This Sunday!
September 18th is national cheeseburger day! What cheese do American like the most? It was close but American cheese comes in at number one.
Here's a little bit of history about the cheeseburger, which starts with Mongol beef patties in the 11th century and goes to the invention of the hamburger bun in 1916
The first cheeseburger was thought to have been invented in the 1920's by a chef named Lionel Sternberger in Pasadena, California, USA.
A cheeseburger appeared on a 1928 menu at O’Dell’s and it only cost 25 cents.
According to Findlandia, Two-thirds of Americans enjoy American cheese on their cheeseburgers. Here are their rankings based on the percentage of Americans who "like" or "love" each cheese variety on a cheeseburger:
1. American Cheese: 66%
2. Cheddar: 65%
3. Swiss: 43%
4. Pepper Jack: 40%
5. Provolone: 31%
6. Colby: 27%
7. Muenster: 16%
8. Gouda: 16%
9. Havarti: 11%
10. Gruyere: 9%