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Why is it called a Hamburger when its made of beef not ham?

DJ 2013/12/15 21:58:06
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  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2013/12/15 23:44:27
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    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
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    Because it was invented in Hamburg NY
  • littleb... John Ga... 2013/12/15 23:45:23
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    Germany!
  • John Ga... littleb... 2013/12/15 23:51:11
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    +2
    United states for sure

    Fletcher Davis 1880
    The Texas historian Frank X. Tolbert attributes the invention to Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas. Davis is believed to have sold hamburgers at his café at 115 Tyler Street in Athens, Texas in the late 1880s, then brought them to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. An article about Louis' Lunch in The New York Times on January 12, 1974, stated that the McDonald's hamburger chain claims the inventor was an unknown food vendor at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.[citation needed] Tolbert's research documented that this vendor was in fact Fletcher Davis.[citation needed] Dairy Queen spokesman Bob Phillips made a similar claim for Dairy Queen in a commercial filmed in Athens in the 1980s calling the town the birthplace of the hamburger.[citation needed]

    Menches Brothers 1885
    Residents of Hamburg, New York, which was named after Hamburg, Germany, attribute the hamburger to Ohioans Frank Menches and Charles Menches. According to legend, the Menches brothers were vendors at the 1885 Erie County Fair (then called the Buffalo Fair) when they ran out of sausage for sandwiches and used beef instead. They named the result after the location of the fair. But, Frank Menches's obituary in The New York Times states instead that these events took place at the ...










    United states for sure

    Fletcher Davis 1880
    The Texas historian Frank X. Tolbert attributes the invention to Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas. Davis is believed to have sold hamburgers at his café at 115 Tyler Street in Athens, Texas in the late 1880s, then brought them to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. An article about Louis' Lunch in The New York Times on January 12, 1974, stated that the McDonald's hamburger chain claims the inventor was an unknown food vendor at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.[citation needed] Tolbert's research documented that this vendor was in fact Fletcher Davis.[citation needed] Dairy Queen spokesman Bob Phillips made a similar claim for Dairy Queen in a commercial filmed in Athens in the 1980s calling the town the birthplace of the hamburger.[citation needed]

    Menches Brothers 1885
    Residents of Hamburg, New York, which was named after Hamburg, Germany, attribute the hamburger to Ohioans Frank Menches and Charles Menches. According to legend, the Menches brothers were vendors at the 1885 Erie County Fair (then called the Buffalo Fair) when they ran out of sausage for sandwiches and used beef instead. They named the result after the location of the fair. But, Frank Menches's obituary in The New York Times states instead that these events took place at the 1892 Summit County Fair in Akron, Ohio.[

    Charlie Nagreen 1885
    The Seymour Community Historical Society of Seymour, Wisconsin, credits Charlie Nagreen, now known as "Hamburger Charlie", with the invention of the hamburger. Nagreen was fifteen when he reportedly made sandwiches out of meatballs that he was selling at the 1885 Seymour Fair (now the Outagamie County Fair), so that customers could eat while walking. The Historical Society explains that Nagreen named the hamburger after the Hamburg steak with which local German immigrants were familiar.

    Oscar Bilby 1891
    There is good evidence that the first hamburger served on a bun was made by Oscar Bilby of Tulsa in 1891.[

    "In April of 1995, the Dallas Morning News reported Oklahoma author says Tulsa beats out Texas as the birthplace of delicacy. Michael Wallis, author of "Route 66, The Mother Road", was quoted by the newspaper to say he had discovered Tulsa's place in culinary history. The discovery was made while researching the state’s tastiest hamburgers. What better place to start than the restaurant that has been voted Tulsa's best burger more often than any other restaurant since 1933…Weber’s Root Beer Stand. Mr. Wallis’ research revealed that Oscar Weber Bilby was the first person to serve a real hamburger. On July 4, 1891, ground beef was served on his wife’s homemade buns. The Fourth of July party took place on his farm, just west of present day Tulsa. Until then, ground beef had been served in Athens, Texas on simple slices of bread, known presently and then as a "patty melt". According to the Tulsa-based author, the bun is essential. Therefore, in 1995, Governor Frank Keating cited Athens, Texas' feat of ground beef between two slices of bread to be a minor accomplishment. The Governor's April 1995 Proclamation also cites the first true hamburger on the bun, as meticulous research shows, was created and consumed in Tulsa in 1891. The Governor's Proclamation cites April 13, 1995 as Tulsa as "The Real Birthplace of the Hamburger."

    Louis' Lunch 1895
    The Library of Congress credits Danish immigrant Louis Lassen of Louis' Lunch, a small lunch wagon in New Haven, Connecticut, for selling the first hamburger and steak sandwich in the U.S. in 1895. Louis' Lunch flame broils the hamburgers, the original way, in antique 1898 vertical cast iron gas stoves manufactured by the Bridge and Beach, Co., St. Louis, Missouri. The stoves use hinged steel wire gridirons to hold the hamburgers in place while they cook simultaneously on both sides. The gridirons, made by Luigi Pieragostini, were patented in 1938.
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  • littleb... John Ga... 2013/12/15 23:56:18
  • John Ga... littleb... 2013/12/16 04:32:10
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    +1
    no discussion should ever end with a wiki or urban dictionary citation
  • littleb... John Ga... 2013/12/16 04:53:15
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Who said I was having a "discussion"? I gave you more to research. Wikipedia always list further sources to investigate. How or if you decide to utilize those is of course entirely on you. I made no assertion whatsoever it was the where all end all. I do suggest it does provide a gateway far beyond what's in the actual text there.

    Also it appears that many posters here thru their own investigations bear their research as inline with this thinking.
  • John Ga... littleb... 2013/12/18 20:28:05 (edited)
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    apparently the question is one that can not be answered, like the claims of where Memorial day began, being that I grew up in upstate NY, I was taught that ground beef AKA hamburger was invented in Hamburg NY where they have historical signs and all that crap.

    Of course everyone here is talking about a hamburger sandwich, which if you read the question it's "why is it called hamburger" not who served it where. The hamburger of Germany was apparently a cube steak like item not ground beef. Bottom line who in the hell cares....
  • littleb... John Ga... 2013/12/18 20:57:16
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    A ground beef patty is ordered how? That somebody put it between to slices of a bun and the name got taken to that as well means what?

    Lol...it appears the poster of the poll question cares for some answers.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2013/12/15 23:42:42
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    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +2
    the idea of Fried or grilled ground beef was popularized in Hamburg Germany...no swiss steak is NOT hamburger
  • holly go lightly 2013/12/15 23:40:54
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    holly go lightly
    +4
    Maybe because it got started in Hamburg.nothing to with pork or beef.
  • AJ 2013/12/15 23:32:50
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    AJ
    +3
    Haha good question. I think it's not named after what's inside it, but where it's from. I.e. Hamburg
  • holly g... AJ 2013/12/15 23:41:18
    holly go lightly
    +1
    i agree.
  • Theresa 2013/12/15 23:31:28
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    Theresa
    +3
    The meat patty and bun was erroneously attached to a product from Hamburg Germany. Though it was an All American invention most of the early distributors were German Immigrants. Thus people from Germany were grouped into Hamburger's because that is the port which they sailed. The product also got to be called Hamburger for the vendors.
  • the Supreme 2013/12/15 23:30:10
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    the Supreme
    +4
    who cares just shut up and eat it lol
  • DJ the Sup... 2013/12/16 00:19:59
    DJ
    +1
    But it might have Ham in it @_@
    I prefer beef burgers just to be sure.
     pig in beef burger
  • keeper 2013/12/15 23:29:52
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    keeper
    +3
    It was originally a meat sandwich made in Hamburg Germany~~
  • Theresa keeper 2013/12/15 23:32:59
    Theresa
    +1
    No the Patty from Hamburg had no bun and it was not cooked but eaten raw like Beef Tartar,
  • keeper Theresa 2013/12/15 23:40:37
  • littleb... Theresa 2013/12/15 23:46:35
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Lol...don't forget the raw egg!
  • Theresa littleb... 2013/12/15 23:47:34
    Theresa
    +1
    That too
  • Sara 2013/12/15 23:29:15
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    Sara
    +3
    This type of beef patty originated in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Theresa Sara 2013/12/15 23:33:45
    Theresa
    +3
    No the Hamburger is an All American invention.
  • DJ Theresa 2013/12/16 00:01:45
    DJ
    +1
    Americans sure took to them and conquered the world of fast food with them.
  • Theresa DJ 2013/12/16 02:01:19
    Theresa
    +1
    Yes they certainly did.
  • DJ Theresa 2013/12/16 03:05:03
    DJ
    In Australia we rebranded Burger King as Hungry Jacks. God knows why. Bit of trivia.
    hungry jacks
  • Theresa DJ 2013/12/16 11:24:50
    Theresa
    I guess it has something to do with a commercial enterprise having a King in its name?
  • Sara Theresa 2013/12/16 09:33:03
    Sara
    +1
    Incorrect. Here's the wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • Theresa Sara 2013/12/16 11:23:22
    Theresa
    +1
    You are incorrect Wiki is wrong! That is why you never use online source like that.
  • Dark Dragon Goddess 2013/12/15 23:29:11
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    Dark Dragon Goddess
    +1
    I've wondered that myself lol.
  • elisabeth.grace2 2013/12/15 23:26:49
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    elisabeth.grace2
    Who knows
  • Bill 2013/12/15 23:25:48
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    Bill
    +1
    but ive seen where it was advertised as beefburger!~ ;) no kidding~
  • DJ Bill 2013/12/16 00:01:04
    DJ
    +1
    Then whats the difference between a beefburger and a hamburger. @_@
  • Bill DJ 2013/12/16 01:12:31
    Bill
    +1
    Very good question--well they say up here.. that a Big Mac is a soyburger! ;) lol
    Actually A good question..lol
  • Tom 2013/12/15 23:10:17
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    Tom
    +1
    I think they were once made from pork.

    Hamburger Wagon  Miamisburg  Ohio

    Hamburger Wagon  miamisburg  ohio
  • Theresa Tom 2013/12/15 23:34:43
    Theresa
    No Pork Patties are sausages, They have always been beef for the meat.
  • Tom Theresa 2013/12/16 16:40:21
    Tom
    I think the Hamburger Wagon in Miamisburg, Ohio uses both beef and pork. They're good! You should make the trip to Miamisburg and get one.


    Miamisburg Hamburger Wagon
  • Sister Jean 2013/12/15 23:01:12
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    Sister Jean
    +1
    hamburger
  • Chibi Guru Z 2013/12/15 22:45:19
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    Chibi Guru Z
    +1
    Ground beef sandwiches became popular in Hamburg, Germany in the 19th century.
  • Theresa Chibi G... 2013/12/15 23:35:16
    Theresa
    +1
    Yes but they were not cooked but eaten raw and cold.
  • Chibi G... Theresa 2013/12/16 01:34:25
    Chibi Guru Z
    +1
    ew....

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