Sept. 18th Is “National Cheeseburger Day!” Celebrate With These Delicious Recipes – And An “Ice Cream Burger” Too!!

It’s “National Cheeseburger Day” 2020!

It’s my favorite day of the year:

National Cheeseburger Day!

Why? Well, here’s one reason:

Need more proof?

OK, now THAT’S a burger!

You see why I love it? Because a Cheeseburger is a work of culinary art – and as an Artist, I can create it however I want!

And You Can Too!

My friend Chris sent me this chart, which gives directions on how to make the perfect Cheeseburger, and while I truly appreciate it, what you have is a Cheeseburger that anyone and everyone can make…today, I want to celebrate Cheeseburgers that break all the rules – let’s go!

The Incredible “Squeeze Inn” Burger!

I first saw this amazing burger on “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives”, and didn’t realize there was A “Squeeze Inn” located in Napa Valley, where I was going to be….so I ate one! Here is how they describe their food:

“Born out of our love of fine burgers and good music, The Squeeze Inn has become the exclusive bite spot in Northern California. After being introduced to a new way of the “Burger” Travis H fortunately would be in the right place at the right time, when he was introduced to “The Squeeze Inn”. He decided to make the move into flavorville as the proud new owner of “The Squeeze Inn” On that day the next generation of the squeeze was born.”

the secret to making it look like a delicious flying saucer? After cooking one side of the burger, they sprinkle it with shredded cheddar cheese, then put a few ice cubes on the hot grill and cover the whole thing with a lid! Minutes later, the cheese has carmelized!

This is a uniquely delicious treat, and if you want to find out what’s in the burger, click on my story here:

I understand that we are all living a #QuarantineLife right now, but even if you are stuck at home, you can bring the Cheeseburger magic home!

Making Your Shake Shack “Smokestack” At Home!

Some of you will know that I ordered Shake Shack’s delicious “Smokestack” and had them delivered at home…all the ingredients allowed me to make this!

The results are delicious – and here is the step-by-step recipe so you can make it yourself at home!

I was lucky enough to live in Chicago part-time for five years, and got to explore many of the city’s greatest restaurants – and cheeseburgers too!

Remember that “Chris” who gave me the Cheeseburger chart? Well, I dragged him to Big ‘n’ Littles, a great casual restaurant that serves the “Big Mack Daddy!”

Big Mac burger

Chicago’s “Big Mack Daddy!”

I love when someone takes an iconic burger and pays a delicious tribute, and that’s what Chris and I discovered.

Big’n’Little’s in Chicago turns out an amazing “homage” to the Big Mac, and it’s a masterful bite of cheeseburger greatness!

See the recipe here, along with a look at their deep-fried cheeseburger as well:

I grew up in Seattle, and nothing beat a “bag of Dick’s:”

this iconic hamburger stand serves basic cheeseburgers at a great price, and I LOVE THEM.

And I’m not the only one, because the “Lunchbox Laboratory” did an “homage” to Dick’s!

Lunchbox Laboratory

Seattle’s Brilliant “Lunchbox Laboratory!”

In my home town of Seattle, these “Burger Scientists” are always working on a great new burger, such as the “homage” to Seattle’s legendary Dick’s Drive-In and their “Dick’s Deluxe”:


There are so many great burgers to try at The Lunchbox Laboratory, and if you are in Seattle, then you have to go to the original “Dick’s Drive-In” as well!

See the best burgers from both restaurants by clicking on my story here:

Now, for those who think “bigger is better”:

OK, if I can get 15 or 20 of you to join me, we can go and try the WORLD’S LARGEST CHEESEBURGER!

And why not? If any of you bring your kids, we can get a picture like this:

Hilarious. So, what’s in a burger this big? Well, just click on my story to see how this massive burger is created, and more examples of the world’s biggest burgers!

If you aren’t quite full enough yet, how about dessert?


I found this online a few years back!

This Ice Cream Cheeseburger is a burger with pickle, lettuce, tomato, bacon and cheese toppings is a slab of ice cream coated in cinnamon and cornflakes that has taken a dip in the deep fryer for 10 to 15 seconds. Let’s see it again…

Now that’s the way to end a meal!

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26 replies

  1. Hi John. I’m going to have to try that caramelizing of the the cheese. That looks amazing.

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  2. Wow, just wow! Your posts always blows me away. Have a great weekend!

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  3. John!! You made a gray post and honored the cheeseburger well!
    Oh my goodness was this a great post about an amazing eat!


  4. I could live on cheeseburgers; and coincidentally not live very long I’m sure. Some have a sweet tooth~I have a meat tooth! The Ozark Cafe, Jasper, AR, creates that huge cheese ring around their burgers. I have to stop writing so I can finish my mushroom hamburger steak. 😆😋


  5. OMG! I definitely want to skip a salad and have a cheeseburger. That fried cheese is calling me…

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  6. I’m on my way to celebrate!


  7. Here in the Twin Cities the favorite is the Juicy Lucy. Looks like an ordinary hamburger until you bite into it and the melted cheese escapes from inside the burger..hence Juicy Lucy

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  8. Ooh I love that squeeze inn burger, John. Yummy!

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  9. I didn’t know! I have just cooked tagliatelle with a bolognese sauce and rosemary bread. But now I want all of those burgers instead! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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