You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

National Hamburger Month: best burger in town and 5 things you should know


May is National Hamburger Month, an excuse to celebrate one of America’s most mouth-watering German imports.

Some say the month falls in December or July, but most sources say May is the month for lovers of the minced meat patty first introduced in Hamburg, Germany, in the 1600s.

White Castle, the inventor of National Hamburger Month, is in the celebrating mood.

The Ohio-based chain is sending alerts to those who sign up at Sliderbration.com that divulge where 25 cent Sliders can be purchased.

Different White Castle restaurant locations will host two-hour “Slider-brations” each day through May.

White Castle simultaneously hosted the sales at restaurants in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, New Jersey and St. Louis yesterday to kick things off.

With a handful of area locations, Culver’s is paying tribute to the hamburger all month on its Facebook page.

The chain has brought its Colby Jack Pub Burger back for a limited time.

The company says the burger starts with a Midwest-raised, grill-seared beef and is “topped with gourmet, real Wisconsin Colby Jack cheese, crispy onions and four-pepper mayo with a touch of A.1. Steak Sauce and served on a zesty artisan bun.”

EO Burgers at The Greene in Beavercreek nabbed the top spot in the 2012 Best of Dayton reader’s choice award. It is owned by a small Michigan-based restaurant company.

The vote for the 2013 winner is coming soon.

Which restaurant makes the best burger in town? Better yet, how do YOU make the best burger in town. Let us know below.

Click here to read recommendations from other local burger fans.

In the meantime, below are five fun facts about hamburgers from a Restaurant News feature on National Hamburger Month.

1) White Castle, considered America’s first fast food hamburger chain, started National Hamburger Month in 1992 for marketing purposes.

2) Ketchup became a hamburger mainstay shortly after Henry John Heinz started his ketchup company in 1869. Onions, pickles and lettuce came along in the 1940s.

3) McDonald’s started as a hot dog stand in California in 1937.

4) Wimpy, Popeye’s friend from the cartoon, first said the words, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” way back in 1932.

5) A meat patty on a bun first became popular in America in the early 1900s because it was easy for workers to handle on the go.

Contact this blogger at arobinson@DaytonDailyNews.com or Twitter.com/DDNSmartMouth


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

Cailtyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues
Cailtyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues

Caitlyn Jenner thinks she knows what the Republican Party needs. Jenner took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her opinions on the Republicans and LGBTQ issues and was faced with a plethora of responses. "Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ issues and I'm here to help!" she tweeted Wednesday. One follower responded, "good luck with...
'A Dog's Purpose' producers respond to video of possible abuse, says German shepherd is fine
'A Dog's Purpose' producers respond to video of possible abuse, says German shepherd is fine

Video that emerged Wednesday of a German shepherd dog named Hercules was quickly called into question by some viewers. Celebrity gossip site TMZ obtained video from the set of the upcoming film "A Dog's Purpose," that some viewers may find disturbing. It shows Hercules struggling with a person who appears to be a trainer trying to get the...
Disney video appears to confirm theory that every Pixar movie is related
Disney video appears to confirm theory that every Pixar movie is related

One of the longest-enduring fan theories about movies is that in the Disney Pixar universe, all the films are related to each other. One theory by film reviewer Jon Negroni, aptly named, "The Pixar Theory," goes so far as to say that all Pixar movies take place within the same universe. The A.V. Club reported that, according to a video posted...
Madame Tussauds in London unveils Trump wax figure
Madame Tussauds in London unveils Trump wax figure

Other Madame Tussauds locations also have Trump wax figures on display, including Washington, D.C., Orlando and New York, according to The Telegraph.
Sanctuary show to focus on Great Women of Gospel
Sanctuary show to focus on Great Women of Gospel

Contact this contributing writer at bturner004@woh.rr.com. A Springfield native will pay tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement in song. Lauren Kelley will take on the great women of gospel music at the next Sanctuary Series concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at High Street United Methodist Church. The concert replaces...
More Stories