The History of the Cheeseburger

There is no real consensus on where or when the cheeseburger was invented.  The trademarked name ‘cheeseburger’ was given to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado in 1935.  However one year earlier, Kaelin’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky claimed to have invented it.  And some time between 1924-1926, Pasadena, California resident Lionel Sternberger staked his own claim.

The Juicy Lucy was developed and made popular in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This cheeseburger involved having the cheese placed inside the raw meat and cooked until melted.

No matter where it started topping your burger with any type of cheese adds a great alternative to the normal fast food fare.

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