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Did You Know: Hamburger Trivia

May is National Hamburger Month. The hamburger is America's favorite sandwich, with 86 percent of the population ordering them in the last year.

The first hamburgers were served in the United States in 1895 in New Haven, Connecticut, at Louis' Lunch sandwich shop, using ground meat left over from the making of steak sandwiches.

White Castle was founded in 1921 by Walter A. Anderson and E.W. Ingram in Wichita, Kansas, making it the oldest hamburger chain in the country. Their steam-fried hamburgers sold for a nickel.

The first McDonald's Restaurant opened in Des Plaines, Illinois, in 1955 by Ray Kroc.

Seventy-one percent of beef served in commercial restaurants is in the form of a hamburger.

Sixty-five percent of all hamburgers are consumed away from home.

There is a Hamburger Hall of Fame located in Seymour, Wisconsin. The city hosts an annual Burger Fest each August and holds the record for the world's largest burger, weighing in at 8,000 pounds.

Want to learn to make a fast food hamburger? You can enroll in Hamburger University, a training facility of McDonald's Corporation. Founded in 1961, it is located in Oak Brook, Illinois, has graduated over 70,000 managers, and employs 30 resident "professors." Students from over 119 countries have traveled to learn the trade. 

Oxford at Estonia in San Antonio, Texas hopes you enjoyed these fun facts on hamburgers. How many of these facts did you know?

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