September 18 is National Cheeseburger day. Therefore, many people will eat more cheeseburgers on that particular day to celebrate with people all over the country. They will be easy to get because the comfort food is on the menu at many restaurants, and everyone knows they are popular at cookouts. They are so reasonably priced and delicious that you might end up eating more than one.

Some restaurants give away a free or discounted cheeseburger to celebrate the food's special day. If you decide to go out to a restaurant, ask about their offers. They are easy to make if you decide to stay home and cook up a batch for your hungry family.

Origin of the cheeseburger

There are several stories about the origin of the burger, and all of them have merit. One story says that it came about between 1924 and 1926 due to a chef named Lionel Sternberger who detailed that a homeless man had enough money to eat at his restaurant in Pasadena, California. The man ordered a hamburger and had some coins left over, so, he asked for a slice of cheese to be put on top of his Hamburger. The hot hamburger melted the cheese, and it turned out to be so delicious that Sternberger called it a cheeseburger and added it to his menu. As they say, "The rest is history."

About the food

A cheeseburger is simply a hamburger with a slice of cheese on top of the meat patty.

Like the hamburger, a cheeseburger may include other toppings besides cheese. The toppings may include whatever people like, such as lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and bacon. Condiments could be mustard, mayonnaise, or ketchup, The combination is put on a bun instead of sliced bread.

There are variations to the type of cheese that can be used.

Usually, it is processed cheese, but it doesn't have to be. It could be other types, such as Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, blue cheese, or pepper jack.

Sometimes restaurants will add more than one meat patty on the bun, if requested. Wendy's has a menu that includes from 1 to 3 meat patties. Needless to say, those are for people with a hearty appetite.

Let others know September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day just in case they haven't heard. There is no rule that says you have to eat the food that is being celebrated, but it is fun to know about it. Also, it is a nice conversational piece when you are having lunch with family, friends, or co-workers. There is a National Day for almost everything and a lot of those days include food and drink.