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Three Sapphic Books for International Burger Day

International Burger Day
Sink Your Teeth into International Burger Day and celebrate one of the most popular foods on the planet!

Get ready, burger lovers! Today is International Burger Day, which means it’s time to fire those grills and indulge in some mouth-watering goodness. Journey through the origins of this tasty holiday with us, share some surprising statistics, and discover tips on how to celebrate in style. So grab your favorite toppings, and let’s dive into the delicious world of burgers!

A Juicy History: Origins of International Burger Day

International Burger Day pays homage to the humble hamburger. This culinary delight has captured the hearts (and stomachs) of people all around the world. While the exact origins of the holiday are a bit hazy, it’s believed to have been started by an Australian food publication, Time Out Sydney, in 2009.

Hamburgers have an international appeal that transcends cultures and borders. It’s no surprise this holiday has taken off in the United States, UK, Canada, and beyond.

In the United States, for example, the National Hamburger Council works tirelessly promoting hamburger consumption. Similarly, international fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King offer special deals and promotions on International Burger Day.

Sizzling Statistics: Did You Know?

  • Americans consume approximately 50 billion hamburgers each year!
  • Hamburgers account for nearly 60% of all sandwiches sold worldwide.
  • The world’s largest hamburger weighed a whopping 2,014 pounds and was cooked in Carlton, Minnesota in 2014.
  • Burgers don’t have to be beef. The largest vegan burger weighed 160.5kg, according to Guinness World Records!
  • The ‘Glamburger’  is sold at The Honky Tonk restaurant in London and costs $1,768.00. Talk about an extravagant burger! 

Let’s Celebrate! Tips and Ideas for International Burger Day

It’s time to start planning your own celebration. Here are some tips and ideas to help you make the most of this delicious holiday:

  • Host a burger cook-off: Invite friends and family over for a friendly competition to see who can create the tastiest burger. Provide a variety of unique toppings and encourage participants to get creative with their recipes.
  • Visit a local burger joint: Support your local businesses by dining at a nearby restaurant known for its scrumptious burgers. Be sure to share your experience on social media using the hashtag #InternationalBurgerDay.
  • Try a new burger recipe: Use this opportunity to experiment with new flavors and ingredients. Whether it’s a vegetarian option or a gourmet creation, surprise your taste buds with something new.
  • Donate to a food-related charity: In the spirit of sharing the love for burgers, consider making a donation to a charity that focuses on ending hunger or promoting sustainable food practices.

Ready to celebrate International Burger Day?

Don’t forget to share your mouth-watering creations and experiences on social media using the hashtag #InternationalBurgerDay. By participating in this global celebration, you’ll be joining millions of others in honoring the iconic hamburger and all its delicious variations. So gather your friends, fire up the grill, and let the festivities begin!

Today we bring you three sapphic books with characters who work in a diner. 

Looking for something else? Try this list of books with characters who are chefs and foodies.

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