National Burger Day

22nd August 2018

National Burger Day was originally established by Mr Hyde in 2016 and is celebrated on the Thursday before the UK August bank holiday.

This year, National Burger Day takes place on Thursday 23rd August. Commemorating Burger Day is easy – find or make a burger, eat and enjoy!

With The Pantiles’ array of restaurants and bars, finding one of these taste sensations shouldn’t be a tricky task.

Hamburger History

The origin of the hamburger is often debated but not entirely known, however, the hamburger patty and sandwich were most likely brought by 19th Century German immigrants to the USA, where the hamburger then came to be considered an archetypal American food.

American popular culture includes many references to hamburgers, from fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s to backyard barbecues. Subsequently, the beef patty in a bun has become a global staple.

Hamburgers consist of a patty of ground beef that has been pan fried, barbecued or flame broiled, then served in a bun.

Other toppings are then included, such as lettuce, onion, bacon, pickles, tomatoes and cheese, alongside condiments like ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.

In recent years, traditional beef patties have evolved to include other options such as chicken, turkey, bison, tofu, beans and even ostrich.

Veggie burgers are an increasingly popular choice in eateries.

Burger Trivia

  1. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, hamburger was first abbreviated to burger in 1939.
  2. The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas includes a burger called ‘Quadruple Bypass’ on its menu.
  3. The largest hamburger weighs 1,164.2kg (2,566lb 9oz) and was achieved by Wolfgang Leeb, Tom Reicheneder, Rudi Dietl, Josef Zellner, Hans Maurer and Christian Dischinger in Pilsting, Germany, on 9th July 2017. The hamburger consisted of three meat patties, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, hamburger sauce and a bun.
  4. The USA is the biggest burger-loving nation and consumes over 50 billion burgers a year.
  5. Fast food giant McDonald’s sells 75 or more burgers every second.
  6. 60% of the sandwiches sold globally are actually burgers.

Heavenly Hamburgers at The Pantiles

To celebrate National Burger Day, why not take a trip to The Pantiles to enjoy a beautiful burger in one of our bars, restaurants and eateries?

Framptons: Beef Burger made with locally sourced Tottingworth Farm meat, served with herb and garlic marble cheese and smoked streaky bacon. Picture: @goodfood_tw

Tunbridge Wells Hotel: Lamb burger. Picture: @bibiroy

Woods: Beef, Bacon and Cheese Burger with Fries.