History Of Burgers

When life throws burger at you, you eat it.

2017

Espress-o-Ville launches its burger menu.

Crispy Veggie Burger for only Rs 109/-

Paneer Steak Burger for only Rs 149/-

Crispy Chicken Patty Burger for only Rs 159/-

Grilled Chicken Burger for only Rs 179/-

Peri Peri Chicken Burger for only Rs 179/-

Stuffed Chicken Burger (spicy) for only Rs 249/-

 

The History of Burgers

1800s

German immigrants who settled along the Ohio River brought along their recipes for beef cooked in the style of Hamburg, Germany’s largest seaport. Chopped beef in the form of steak tartare had arrived in Hamburg via sailors returning from Russia perhaps as early as the 14th century. Hamburg cooks experimented with variations on the Russian dish, but their broiled version of beef cooked with onions became the favorite preparation.

1834

“Hamburger Steak” was listed at 10 cents, one of the costliest items on the menu, at Delmonico’s in New York.

1897

Fanny Farmer’s Boston Cooking School Cook Book published the first recipe for hamburger steak.

1904

The hamburger makes its official debut at The St. Louis World’s Fair (The Louisiana Purchase Exposition). The New York Tribune reported that the new sandwich was “the innovation of a food vendor on the pike (midway).” McDonald’s research center, Hamburger University, concluded that an anonymous food vendor at the fair was the first to introduce the sandwich to the public. Recent research and a photograph of “Old Dave’s Hamburger Stand” located across from a living exhibit of Geronimo and other aging Native American warriors indicate that the unnamed vendor was most likely Fletcher Davis from Athens, Texas. Local legend there suggests that his customers raised money to send Davis and his wife to St. Louis for the fair.

Following the fair, the hamburger spread quickly throughout America, popularized at portable lunch wagons and carts, diners, soda fountains, luncheonettes, and greasy spoons that popped up everywhere to serve the rapidly expanding work force.

 1916

J. Walter Anderson, a cook in Wichita, Kansas, flattened the traditional hamburger steak into a thinner patty that could be cooked quickly and created individual buns to substitute for sliced bread. He opened a hamburger stand in a converted trolley-car diner, where he sold small, square burgers for a nickel each and encouraged customers to “buy ‘em by the sack.”

During World War I, the politically incorrect German name of hamburger was generally replaced with “Salisbury steak” (see 1897) for the duration of the war.

1929

J. Wellington Wimpy appeared in Popeye comic strips, stating “I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” The character was so popular that hamburgers became known as wimpy burgers, possibly the first use of the shortened term “burger” for the sandwiches. A burger chain named for Wimpy soon followed.

1950s

The hamburger became symbolic of America around the world.

1963

McDonald’s served the chain’s one-billionth burger on “The Art Linkletter Show.”

1982

The big three—McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy’s—launched the media burger wars.

2017

Espress-o-Ville launches its burger menu on 1st April 2017.

Crispy Veggie Burger for only Rs 109/-

Paneer Steak Burger for only Rs 149/-

Crispy Chicken Patty Burger for only Rs 159/-

Grilled Chicken Burger for only Rs 179/-

Peri Peri Chicken Burger for only Rs 179/-

Stuffed Chicken Burger (spicy) for only Rs 249/-

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