September 15 – National Double Cheeseburger Day

National Double Cheeseburger Day

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Food Facts on Cheeseburgers

  • Cheese is added to the cooking hamburger patty shortly before the patty is completely cooked which allows the cheese to melt.
  • Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year, about three per week.
  • The most expensive burger in America is at New York City food trucks 666 Burger. They serve, a $666 burger wrapped in gold leaf and topped with lobster, caviar, truffles, foie gras, and aged Gruyere cheese melted with steam from champagne poured on the hot griddle. The burger comes wrapped in three greasy $100 bills.
  • The world’s largest cheeseburger is 2,014 pounds, according to Guinness in 2012.
  • In 1924, a line cook in California slapped a piece of cheese on his burger. It is said that is how the Cheeseburger was created.

September 5 – National Cheese Pizza Day

September 5 -National Cheese Pizza Day

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Food Facts on Pizza  

  • Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day or about 350 slices per second.
  • Ninety four (94) percent of Americans eat pizza regularly or within the last month.
  • Pepperoni is the most common pizza topping. We consume around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperonis every year on our pizza.
  • The top five pizza sales days are:
  • Super Bowl Sunday, New Year’s Eve, Halloween, The night before Thanksgiving, & New Year’s Day.
  • Pizza accounts for more than 10 percent of all food service sales.