It doesn’t get more American than a hamburger, and when better to celebrate it than on National Hamburger Day on May 28, 2016. With the average American eating three burgers per week, for a national total of about 50 billion burgers per year, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a nation that worships a juicy patty between two buns more than the United States.
Today you can get anything from a classic hamburger to a ritzy burger that costs nearly $1,800 (yes, you read that correctly), and everything in between. It’s evolved into many forms over the years – portabella burger, anyone? – but it remains a staple at many backyard barbecues. Enjoy Memorial Day this year with a freshly grilled hamburger accompanied with America’s favorite hamburger condiment, ketchup.