A cheeseburger is more than just a burger with cheese. This delicious snack was born into the world rather by coincidence between in, you guessed it, an American snack bar. To honor and celebrate the cheeseburger, we serve up six not so ‘cheesy’ facts. Do you want to experience the pleasure of the cheeseburger firsthand? Then come join us and celebrate Cheeseburger Day on September 18!
An American treat with international appeal
It is widely believed that the world’s first cheeseburger was created somewhere between 1924 and 1926 in Pasadena. A homeless person asked Lionel Sternberger to add a slice of cheese to his burger. Lionel obliged, and the burger tasted so great that he added it to the menu of his Pasadena snack bar. The trademark for the name ‘cheeseburger’, however, was granted to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-in Denver in 1934. In other words, we will probably never know who the real inventor of the cheeseburger was. One thing’s for sure though: the cheeseburger is a truly American invention with a worldwide fan base.
6 cool facts about the cheeseburger
Cheeseburgers sell like hotcakes, so there’s no doubt your friends will hang on your lips when you treat them to these cheeseburger facts:
- During World War I, the US government wanted to rename hamburgers and cheeseburgers to ‘Liberty Sandwiches’ to stir up patriotism
- Each US state has its own version of the cheeseburger
- The heaviest cheeseburger ever weighed 953 kilos
- 50 billion burgers are consumed in America every year
- Burger King once produced its very own burger perfume (which was not a success, by the way)
- In Sweden you can get cheeseburgers in a metal tin
It doesn’t get any sillier! Are you in the mood for a cheeseburger with a Brussels twist? Come visit Grand Casino Brussels Viage and sink your teeth into one of our delicious home-made cheeseburgers.
Come enjoy our Burger & Casino package
Our Burger & Casino package combines the best of both worlds at Grand Casino Brussels Viage. Our Saffron restaurant serves you a delicious cheeseburger at the start of your evening, French fries and a beer, wine or soft drink included, of course. You also get free access to the casino, and that’s not all! At the casino, you will receive 15 euros worth of casino chips or slot machine credits. Try your luck at blackjack, roulette or one of our many slot machines, and who knows!