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Encyclopedia > Cheeseburger
A typical cheeseburger
Origin Information
Country of Origin : United States
Dish Information
Course Served : Main Course
Serving Temperature : Hot
Main Ingredient(s) : Ground Beef, Cheese, Bread
Variations : Multiple

A cheeseburger is a hamburger, accompanied with cheese. The cheese is usually sliced, then added a short time before the hamburger finishes cooking to allow the cheese to melt. In America the cheese that makes up a cheeseburger is usually American cheese, but there are many other variations. Mozzarella, blue cheese and cheddar are also popular choices. Cheeseburger may refer to: Cheeseburger, a hamburger with cheese in addition to the meat, first cooked sometime between 1924 and 1926 Bacon cheeseburger, a modified version of a standard cheeseburger California cheeseburger, an American slang term derogatory towards citizens of California Cheeseburger, a song by Gang of Four from their... http://majoritywhip. ... This article is about the food item. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... American cheese American cheese is a common processed cheese marketed by Kraft Foods, Borden, and other companies in the United States, and to some extent elsewhere. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Cabrales bleu Cheese Blue cheese, known in French as bleu (blue), is a general classification of cows milk, sheeps milk, or goats milk cheeses that has had Penicillium cultures added so that the final product is spotted or veined throughout with blue or blue-green mold. ... Cheddar cheese is a fairly hard, pale yellow to orange, sharp-tasting cheese originating from the English village of Cheddar, in Somerset. ...

The cheese in a cheeseburger substantially changes its nutritional value. For example, in comparison to their standard hamburger, with which it differs only by the slice of cheese, a McDonald's cheeseburger has 20% more calories, 33% more fat and 25% more protein.[1] Other types of cheese would have varying effects, depending on their nutritional content. McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Food energy is the amount of energy in food that is available through digestion. ... For other uses, see FAT. Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. ... Proteins are broken down in the stomach during digestion by enzymes known as proteases into smaller polypeptides to provide amino acids for the organism, including the essential amino acids that the organism cannot biosynthesize itself. ...



In 1924, Lionel Sternberger grilled the first cheeseburger in Pasadena, California. The name of the restaurant and the precise year — the date has been pegged as late as 1926 — for that maiden grilling has been debated by cheeseburger enthusiasts.[2] When Sternberger died in 1964, Time magazine noted in its February 7 issue that: Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... TIME redirects here. ...

…at the hungry age of 16, [Sternberger] experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger while helping out at his father's sandwich shop in Pasadena, thereby inventing the cheeseburger…[3]

Others have claimed the invention of the cheeseburger as part of their local legend. Louisville, Kentucky-based Kaelin's Restaurant claims to have invented the cheeseburger in 1934.[4] The following year, the mark for the name "cheeseburger" was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado. Louisville redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Trademark. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated...


A cheeseburger from The Hat

A cheeseburger can be served with toppings such as pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, fried egg, mushrooms or bacon slices. Typical condiments used include mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise and barbecue sauce. The Hat is a popular Southern California fast-food restaurant specializing in pastrami sandwiches. ... A deli pickle. ... For other uses, see Tomato (disambiguation). ... Binomial name L. Lettuce and chicory output in 2005 Vit. ... For other uses, see Onion (disambiguation). ... Chicken egg (left) and quail eggs (right), the types of egg commonly used as food An egg is a body consisting of an ovum surrounded by layers of membranes and an outer casing of some type, which acts to nourish and protect a developing embryo. ... Basidiocarps (mushrooms) of the fungus Leucocoprinus sp. ... For other uses, see Bacon (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mustard. ... For other uses, see Ketchup (disambiguation). ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see Mayonaise (song). ... The St. ...

A Jucy Lucy is a type of cheeseburger, developed and popularized in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the cheese is placed inside the raw meat and then cooked until it melts. A Jucy Lucy from Matts Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota, showing the molten cheese core oozing out A jucy lucy (or juicy lucy) is a cheeseburger having the cheese inside the meat patty rather than on top. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ...

There are also multiple patty cheeseburgers, with the name changing in correspondence to how many patties are used (two equals double, three equals triple, etc.).


  1. ^ McDonald's USA Nutrition Facts for Popular Menu Items
  2. ^ Who Invented Hamburger Sandwich? And What About the Cheeseburger?”, Metropolitan News-Enterprise, January 2, 2004, <http://www.metnews.com/articles/2004/reminiscing010804.htm>. Retrieved on 1 May 2008 
  3. ^ Lionel Clark Sternberger Obituary”, Time, February 7, 1964, <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,870712,00.html>. Retrieved on 18 May 2007 
  4. ^ Louisville Facts & Firsts - LouisvilleKy.gov. City of Louisville, Kentucky. Retrieved on 2006-07-29.

TIME redirects here. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

A patty melt is a type of hamburger sandwich consisting of a hamburger (or ground rabbit) patty and cheese between two slices of bread (traditionally rye, though sourdough, or Texas toast have recently been substituted. ... The Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act, also known as the Cheeseburger Bill, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2004, and (as of November, 2004) awaits a Senate vote. ...

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The first cheeseburger was prepared sometime between 1924 and 1926 by a young chef named Lionel Sternberger in Pasadena, California (though the cheeseburger's invention might also be attributed in part to a passing vagrant who allegedly suggested that Sternberger add cheese to one of his burgers).
A cheeseburger can be served with many other toppings such as tomato, lettuce, onions, bacon, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, or whatever is desired.
A juicy lucy cheeseburger is a type of cheeseburger developed and popularized in Minneapolis, Minnesota where the cheese is placed inside the raw meat, and then cooked until the cheese melts.
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