We love to snack on junk food now and then, but our two all-time favourites are always Burger and Pizza. And now, if, like us, you too love Burgers more over Pizzas, then here are seven bizzare facts that you must know about your favourite junk food. Trust us, some of these facts will blow your mind.
1. The burger is not the actual name
The burger is a stripped name, and the original name of this popular fast food is Hamburger. The name was derived from the Hamburg steaks, which were introduced to the U.S by German immigrants.
2. McDonald’s has a record for selling burgers
If you love grabbing a burger from the oh so popular McDonald’s, then you must know that the majestic burger giant has broken records. It now holds the record of selling more than 300 billion burgers to date. In fact, as per the research, the company sells more than 75 burgers every second.
3. Burgers are sold in huge quantities around the world
Some countries call it a burger, while others call it a sandwich. And believe it or not, the 60 per cent of sandwiches that are sold globally are actually burgers.
4. Americans eat the most burgers
Well, as per the research, Americans solely consume around 50-billion burgers a year. On average, Americans eat a hamburger thrice a week. In fact, if the burgers eaten by Americans in a year are arranged in a line, it would circle our Earth 32 times or more! Ain’t that surprising?
5. The first burger was sold in 1921
Yep, hamburger, which is widely known as burger, dates way to the world war era. You will be surprised to know that the first burger sold by a fast-food joint in the USA in 1921 was for 5 cents.
6. The first burger was invented in Connecticut
Yep, the burger was invented in 1900 in New Haven, Connecticut. In fact, the place where the burger was born only serves onions, tomatoes, and cheese spread as a condiment – maintaining a ban on ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise even today. Can you imagine a burger without mayo?
7. Beef and Americans go hand in hand
You will be shocked to know that approximately 71 per cent of beef in U.S. commercial hotels are served in the form of hamburgers and cheeseburgers.
Which of the facts surprised you? Let us know in the comments below.