Hamburgers Essay

1061 WordsFeb 5, 20125 Pages
The United States is a diverse country with many different races and ethnicities; therefore, we have many different types of food such as Mexican, Chinese, and Italian food. Of course, with every ethnicity there is always a food that defines them or the country. Well America is not any different and we have many typical American foods. What I consider a popular typical American food are hamburgers. Hamburgers are cheap, easy to make and very convenient. The average American eats three hamburgers a week, resulting in 40 billion burgers annually ("As hamburgers go, so goes America?"). One can find hamburgers in almost every city in America. Fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, In n Out, Burger Kings, and Carl’s Jr serve hamburgers. Hamburgers can also be homemade. Homemade hamburgers can be found at barbeques, parties, or special occasions. The looks, the smell, and the taste of a hamburger are unforgettable. The hamburgers origin is German and it comes from a city in Germany called Hamburg. During the middle ages, traveling merchants from Hamburg learned from the Tartars of the Baltic lands how to scrape raw meat and season it with salt, pepper and onion juice for what became known as "Tartar Steak" (Riches). A chain known as White Castle was the first to serve cheap and mass-produced hamburgers. Since then, hamburger joints have multiplied (Riches). If one was to ever doubt the importances of the hamburger in American Culture then consider this: Americans on average eat three hamburgers a week and McDonald's alone has sold twelve hamburgers for every person in the world. Nearly seven percent of the United State's workforce had their first job at McDonald's. Hamburgers account for nearly sixty percent of all the sandwiches eaten (Riches). I believe delicious food does not only have to taste good, but also has to look good. Hamburgers, no doubt, look very

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