Did you know that July 28th is National Hamburger Day? That’s right, this classic meal has its own day to celebrate, and what a perfect time for a barbecue! Of course, if you don’t feel like bringing out the grill and wrangling the burgers on your own, George’s Lincoln Park Diner in NJ would be happy to help! Read on to find out more about the history of the hamburger, as well as our favorite dishes.

The History of the Hamburger
Hamburgers are often classified as an “all-American” food—ignoring the possibility that the name has an association with the city of Hamburg, Germany. In fact, the hamburger, if we consider it to consist of ground, grilled meat on bread, has been around since the Egyptian times! Armies particularly enjoyed hamburgers, as the meat was easy to carry and could be cooked up quickly—or consumed raw! When these dishes came to the US, they first showed up at sailor’s ports, where sailors who had visited Hamburg shared their culinary skills, resulting in a trend of NYC ports offering “Hamburg-style steak”—which we know now as the “hamburger.”

Our Burgers
At George’s, we offer all the best classic burgers, plus some creative ones as well! We have beef or turkey burgers, and they are served with fresh lettuce and tomato on a Kaiser roll. Enjoy your choice of French fries, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, or side salad, or upgrade to onions or sweet potato fries. In addition to our classic burgers, we offer cheeseburgers topped with your choice of swiss, mozzarella, cheddar, American, provolone, or bleu cheese. Our specialty burgers include the Pizza Burger, with marinara and mozzarella, the MOM Burger with mushrooms, onions, and mozzarella, the Hickory Burger with bacon, swiss, and BBQ sauce, and the California Burger, with raw onion, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Not feeling the extras? Order “just” the burger and bun for a great discount!

Stop by George’s Lincoln Park Diner in NJ today for a great hamburger—or any other type of meal you can think of!