Today is National Cheeseburger Day. Oh, the almighty cheeseburger! Each year on September 18, we celebrate one of America’s favorite sandwiches.
There are several theories about who invented the classic American sandwich that we have all come to love. One longstanding theory that Lionel Sternberger invented the cheeseburger in 1926 when he was working in his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”. During an experiment, Sternberger dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzing hamburger. Among other claims for the invention, a trademark for “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast of Humpty Dumpty Drive-in right here in Denver, Colorado in 1935.
To celebrate National Cheeseburger day, stop by and enjoy a Smashburger!