The annual National Burger Day 2018 went off with a bang yet this time. Yesterday was a big day for all UK foodie citizens. Hundreds of restaurants across the country were offering 20% off discounts and even special burgers to join in the celebrations. Some restaurants still have special prices going on. If you went out on the street yesterday, this day couldn’t have escaped your notice. A day to indulge in delicious, lip-smacking burgers is a surely a treat for the tongue. But, do we really know what a burger is? Let’s find out what ingredients go into your tasty burger.
What Goes Into Making a Burger?
A burger means a hamburger in the traditional sense. However, the country saw many UK citizens ditching meat-based products on National Burger Day 2018. To cater to their needs, veggie burgers were being sold in many cities. A burger has two main components: a patty and a bun.
The bun is a key ingredient (forming 69% part) of any burger and it’s often the first thing you notice. The bun speaks a lot about the type of the burger you’re eating, say UK consumers. At the National Burger Day UK, one could see all types of buns from cheaper, smaller and flatter sesame seed buns to premium high-quality buns. Obviously, the prices were set wide apart but were quite affordable given the discounts.
The patty is made of ground beef that has been pan-fried, barbecued or flame broiled. This patty lies inside two halves of a bun. Sounds plain, doesn’t it? We forgot the condiments and toppings that went to make up the mouth-watering burger you ate yesterday at National Burger Day 2018. A hamburger includes condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and relish, as well as toppings such as onion, tomato, lettuce, pickles, bacon and cheese.
What Variations Of Burgers Are Available in the UK?
Earlier, hamburgers were all the rage on each National Burger Day. These days, burgers are available in every possible variation in line with customers’ unique palates. Turkey burgers, veggie burgers and bison burgers have made their appearance and are selling like hot cakes.
Who Invented The National Burger Day UK?
The story behind the National Burger Day UK is a lesser known one. This day dedicated to the burger was brought into existence by Mr Hyde. This was sometime around the turn of the 19th century. It was a consequence of the massive popularity boost the humble burger got at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. From then, people living in the UK have been celebrating National Burger Day on August 27th from 2013 to 2015. There was a minor change in 2016 and now the Day of the Burger in the United Kingdom is on the Thursday before the UK August Bank Holiday. That was yesterday and we hope you didn’t miss the celebrations!
Where Can I Find Hamburgers on National Burger Day?
Nearly every fast food joint and diner serves hamburgers these days. Even high-end restaurants are fast catching up. To talk about the past, White Castle started offering their customers burgers from 1921, Kewpee Hamburgers from 1923, Big Boy from 1936 and McDonald’s beginning from 1940. Did you know that the name ‘hamburger’ comes from the city of Hamburg in Germany? And hamburgers made their first appearance on customers’ plates in the USA.
Burgers For Vegans on National Burger Day?
Yesterday was National Burger Day 2018 and the country witnessed many non-vegans take to veggie burgers. You might think that there’s no equal to meaty patties topped off with bacon, mayo and cheese. So should vegans grapple with solid FOMO and stay at home? There’s good news. With veganism on the rise, food joints are finding an alternative for our animal-loving friends. Restaurants are increasingly adding plant-based burgers to their menus. For years, veggie patties were just dry and lentil-based which was sad. Food engineering is changing the way veggie burgers are made. There’s a lot happening on this at the moment. Now, vegans can take as much delight in their burgers as their non-vegan friends.
How Does One Observe National Burger Day?
As the name says, you should spend the day and sometimes, also the next eating some sort of burger. You can either visit a diner or make one at home. Even if you’re a vegetarian, you can celebrate with equal enthusiasm. You can visit Mr Hyde’s website and search your town or city on their Venues page. While there, you can also check out their Burger Map to find nearby restaurants that are taking part in the fun. Then you enter your mail ID and a voucher will land in your inbox. You take the voucher when you go. Mr Hyde has also joined hands with select fast food joints to offer a number of specials just for National Burger Day. They include Byron, Shake Shack and Five Guys.