May is National Hamburger Month – Friday Distraction

You guys know I’m a foodie and a huge fan of the hamburger. So I was really jazzed to learn that May has been designated “National Hamburger Month”.

The history of the hamburger dates back to the 15th century where minced beef was considered a delicacy. The name hamburger comes from Hamburg, Germany where it was called a Hamburg steak. And according to the Library of Congress, the first hamburgers were served at Louis’ Lunch sandwich shop (est. 1895).

Today hamburgers have gone gourmet with celebrity chef’s like Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Hubert Keller creating signature burgers to feed the craze.

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I love a good bacon cheeseburger – my latest fave is MunchBar at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. I’m always looking for new places to try. So please share…where’s your favorite burger joint?

Image courtesy of HR Bartender


  1. Jennifer Alvasin says

    it looks really delicious … and looking forward for more ….

    Thanks for sharing this …

  2. says

    OK – three here in Atlanta alone – Ann’s Snack Shack, Vortex, and Flip Burger (Richard Blais of Top Chef fame). Take your pick, one or all — my treat, if you are game, when you come to Atlanta for SHRM12 next month!! Look forward to seeing you then :)

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing!

    @Corey – The Burger Joint has been on my list for awhile. Glad to hear it’s good.

    @akabruno – I need to plan a trip to Michigan. 😉

    @Joan – Love me a good Reuben. I saw a Reuben hamburger on TV the other day…

    @Chris – It’s a plan! Can’t wait to meet you IRL!