|An entry for ABC Wednesday|
This hamburger was really delicious, but here are some facts about this sinfully delicious sandwich:
- The Big Mac was introduced in 1968. The price was 49 cents.
- In 1999 there were more than 25,000 McDonald's in 115 countries.
- Burgers account for 40% of all sandwiches sold. (2001)
- 8.2 Billion burgers were served in commercial restaurants in 2001.
- 65% of all hamburgers and cheeseburgers are consumed away from home. (2001)
- The biggest hamburger ever served weighed 8,266 lbs. It was cooked in 2001 at the Burger Fest in Seymour, Wisconsin. Hungry hamburger fans can visit Seymour, the "Home of the Hamburger" and site of the Hamburger Hall of Fame, paying tribute to hamburger inventor Charles Nagreen. According to local legend, Nagreen served the first burger in 1885 at the Outagamie County Fair.
- Another large hamburger was made in Rutland, North Dakota. In 1982 the town made what was then the World's Largest Hamburger, 3,591 pounds, which was consumed by some 8,000 people.
- Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, Pennsylvania has offered a 6 pound hamburger, named Ye Olde 96er (6 pounds = 96 ounces) since 1998. It comes garnished with 2 whole tomatoes, 1/2 head of lettuce, 12 slices of American cheese, a cup of peppers, 2 whole onions, plus large quantities of mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard. No one has been able to finish one.
- The Hamburger hall of fame is located in Seymour, Wisconsin. (SOURCE)