Celebrate National Hamburger Day

Red Deer Burgers

Get your napkins ready because Monday, May 28th is National Hamburger Day. National Hamburger Day celebrates one of North America’s most iconic and well-loved foods — the hamburger.

The History of the Burger

The history of the hamburger is a mystery, but it seems as though they’re a such ubiquitous staple in the Western hemisphere that we cannot imagine a world without them.

It is believed that ancient Egyptians were the first to make spiced, ground meat patties. There are also stories of Genghis Khan’s armies placing ground beef patties under their horses’ saddles to tenderize while riding. They would then eat the tenderized patties raw with whatever spices they had on them at the time.

Whatever the hamburgers’ true origin is, we do know that burgers made their way over to North America when German immigrants migrated here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Hamburg steaks were a popular German dish that made the overseas trip and eventually gave rise to the modern hamburger.

Celebrate National Hamburger Day

Need some help to celebrate National Hamburger Day in style? Red Deer is home to a vast amount of delicious and unique restaurant options, but here are some of our favourites for a good burger.

  • WestLake Grill has prepared a special burger menu just for the month of May! Try their amazing beef burger topped with house Saskatoon berry & bourbon BBQ sauce. Feel like branching out? Get a baja chicken burger instead, complete with pico de gallo and guacamole.
  • Mohave Smokehouse & Bar has the perfect burger for someone who loves a good, juicy mess. Their Hangover Burger is topped with an over easy egg, Jack Daniels BBQ sauce and onion rings. Great for someone needing a little extra kick for the day.
  • The Hide Out’s Two Fister burger is a spin on a classic burger. Complete with all your favourite traditional toppings, the Two Fister is also topped with savoury grilled mushrooms.

However you like your burger, whether it be charred on the BBQ with berry bourbon sauce or fried on a flat top with cheese, celebrate National Hamburger Day properly with a mouth watering burger nestled between your hands.