Cheeseburger Celebration! Frosted Flakes! Elvis! “The Slayer!” World’s Best Burgers! White Castle Too!

Time For A Cheeseburger!

Taylors Refresher

Did you know that September 18th is annually known as “Cheeseburger Appreciation Day?” Well, why wait until then!

Kumas Burger

I have chosen some of of my favorite burgers to share with you today – to honor those restaurants that have chosen to honor this terrific food!

Behold The French Fry Burger!

French Fry Burger

Forget Burger King! I shared this with everyone last year – something I began making late at night when working at Herfy’s in Seattle…it’s a burger topped with fries, then cheese and tartar sauce!

In other words, there are NO limits to what you can do to a burger – a fact I am about to prove to you!

And Elvis agrees!

Elvis eating a cheeseburger

So does Jimmy Page!

vending machines

With this kind of musical muscle behind it, the cheeseburger is the food of the gods! Let’s start with some fun cheeseburger facts:

supersized cheeseburgers

That’s right – there are NO limits to how tall you can stack a cheeseburger. There is only a limit to how much you can stuff into your mouth at one time!

Here are some more fun facts, courtesy of the great website “Foodimentary”:

The oldest fast food restaurant in the world is the White Castle franchise, which opened in 1921!

White Castle Quartet

That’s right, we owe it ALL to White Castle!

Time To Celebrate White Castle!

That’s right! Growing up in Seattle, I never got to taste White Castle until I went to New Jersey for the first time! I fell in love with the mini-slider burgers from White Castle and have never looked back!

white castle national cheeseburger day

These little burgers are an inexpensive, tasty treat – and sometimes that’s all you need! Click on the link to see more of my love affair with White Castle, and I review New York’s terrific “Five Napkin Burger” as well!


More facts:

The people of America eat more burgers out at restaurants or on the go than they do at home.

The largest hamburger ever created was over 8,000 pounds and was cooked for a burger festival in Wisconsin.

Don’t believe me? Take a look!

giant hamburger

The Origin Of The Hamburger!

The hamburger in its current form, with ground beef and a bun, is a decidedly American creation.

And That Means Dick’s!

Dicks Sign

Talk about all-american burgers! The GREAT Seattle burger stand known as Dick’s serves up a burger that is simple – and delicious!

Dicks Cheeseburger

Dick’s Drive-In is fast, friendly, and a great Seattle institution – so the next time you are in the Emerald City, this is the place for you!

Read all about their small but terrific menu here:

Next fact: Hamburgers are made of beef, not ham, and there is much debate over whether they actually originated in Hamburg.

Well, if that’s the case, let’s see what Germany has to offer the burger lover!


The McD Germany!

Yep, McDonald’s will use the world’s taste buds to try out strange creations, like the “TeamBurger” above…or how about this: a pretzel bun burger!


Thanks to Wendy’s, the pretzel burger is a huge hit in the US now, but Germany tried it first…oh, and they also tried something called:

“The Lauginator!”


Read all about these burger monsters by clicking here:

national cheeseburger day 2013

Burger Of The Gods!

That’s right, it’s a burger for the Gods! Thanks to the crazy and inventive Lunchbox Laboratory in Seattle, there is no end to what you can do to a burger! Check it all out by clicking here:

And of course, all roads lead to my friends here in Chicago – that’s right, I give you:

Badhappy’s Chick-Fil-E!

John Rieber Frosted Flake Chicken Sandwich

Fold, you are lucky I can hold the thing up for you! Sure, it’s a burger, but so much more! Try a full size hamburger patty topped with FRIED CHICKEN! Then add cheese, a fried egg AND FROSTED FLAKES!

Frosted Flake Chicken Sandwich

I recently called this one of the ten most unique sandwiches in the world, and it’s just one of the great burgers that Badhappy offers…read about all of them here!

And finally, time to get your “Slayer” on at Kuma’s!

kuma burger the slayer

Yes, what you see in front of Chris is, in fact, a burger! It’s the craziest offering from Chicago’s Kuma’s burger shop – a plate full of hamburger, chili, cheese, fries and more!


Read all about how Kuma’s takes a burger to a whole new level by clicking on here!

Enjoy “national cheeseburger day” – take this holiday and bite down hard!

Kuma Too's COUGH burger Chicago's Best

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5 replies

  1. OMG that plate from Kuma’s looks amazing!


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