Who invented the hamburger?
Where is the birthplace of the hamburger?
When did hamburgers begin?
Those are the big questions about the history of the hamburger, aren’t they?
For clarity, let’s understand that since this magazine is about the hamburger sandwich, the dispute we’re concerned with here is about hamburgers as a sandwich, not hamburger steak.
There are many conflicting versions of hamburger history. People commonly think the hamburger began here in the U.S. of A. and there are some attributions to Hamburg, Germany.
6 Hamburger History Claims
- 1880’s: Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas claimed to have invented the hamburger at his lunch counter.
- 1885: The Erie County Fair in Hamburg, New York claims Frank and Charles Menches invented hamburgers.
- 1885: Another claim is that Charlie Nagreen sold a meatball between two slices of bread at Wisconsin’s Seymour Fair.
- 1891: White Castle claims that Otto Kuase invented the hamburger.
- 1891: Yet another birthplace of the hamburger is at Tulsa, Oklahoma, invented by Oscar Weber Bilby.
- 1900: The New Haven, Connecticut claim is that Hamburgers were invented at a small lunch wagon called Louis’ Lunch by Louis Lassen.
Who created the first cheeseburger?
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