It’s All in a Day or a Month – May is National Hamburger Month!

We love to observe certain days of the month in the USA. Last month we observed siblings’ day for example. There are some things, however, that are just so awesome that we like to celebrate them for a whole month! You may be wondering just what it is, now aren’t you? The month of May is known as National Hamburger Month… can’t you just hear them burgers sizzling on the grill? There are few foods more iconic of America than the hamburger!

Although the true commercial hamburger as we know it today was started in the US, the first version of it known as “steak tarter” originated in Hamburg, Germany in the 1600s. It became popular in New York City when restaurants began to carry their version of it to cater to visiting German sailors.

Now for those of you who do not know about the tradition behind National Hamburger Month which is observed for the month of May, it was started some time ago by a well-known chain of restaurants. No, it is not McDonald’s. It was started by White Castle.

White Castle was one of the first restaurants to offer its customers the fast food hamburger. And in order to observe this fact, and reward hamburger lovers all over the nation, White Castle sponsors many events for the whole month long. Classic burgers are offered at specific White Castle restaurants at a discounted price, traditional burgers, specialty burgers, and much more. White Castle is a family owned and operated business that is located in Columbus, Ohio. Many people stand in line in the wee morning hours for their traditional and tasty 25 cent Sliders.

We here at Imperfect Women have shared our awesome burger finds in a few of our posts in the past:

The Search For The Perfect Burger Ends In Wisconsin talks about a little hamburger stand in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin called Pete’s Hamburgers, that is only opened in warm weather months and serves one of the best burgers you will ever taste.


Pete's Hamburgers National Hamburger Month
Pete’s Hamburgers in Prairie du Chien Wisconsin

Hopdoddy’s Burger Bar: Epic Deliciousness! shares the deliciousness of a small hamburger joint in Austin, Texas and proclaims that you will forget any other burger you’ve ever had after trying Hopdoddy’s burgers!

Hopdoddy’s Burger Bar
Hopdoddy’s Goodnight Burger with Fried Farm Egg

For those of you who are familiar with the saying, “Where’s the Beef”?…better keep your eyes open for Hamburger month because many restaurants serve nothing but 100% USDA inspected beef and are offering great deals to their customers. Do a search on the internet and see what events are taking place for Hamburger Month in your locality.

Oh, our mouths are watering already… time to go to throw a burger on the grill. Guess we are “Cravers,” aren’t you?

Where do you head when you get a craving for a great burger?

Pam Buttikofer is a co-founder of Imperfect Women. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 36 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, sons and her lovable pups.


  1. says

    ummmmm I have to go try that out, so far for us best hamburguer is at El Corral, a new little imported joint from Colombia that offers hamburguer with avocado, beans and egg! a bomb that explodes in your mouth!

  2. Sage says

    I would like to head to Pete’s Hamburgers in Prairie du Chien Wisconsin. Now with living in another state it will not be a spur of the moment but, I do have relatives in Prairie du Chien and think maybe it is time for a visit with them and Pete’s.

  3. says

    I am not going to tell my Hubs this is National Hamburger Month. He is trying to cut back and I will just make his mouth water.

  4. Angela S says

    I love a good hamburger every once in a while. When the craving hits I head to a local place called Hoagie Joes.

  5. says

    I love hamburgers, in fact, I had one for dinner! Who knew there was a national hamburger month? That hamburger with the egg on top looks yummy.

  6. says

    I had read that this month was national hamburger month and thought it would be fun to do a burger night at home with all the fixin’s, but your question got me thinking… I have 2 favorite burger restaurants here in Phoenix/Scottsdale;, NOTHING beats the burgers at Zinburger and/or Rehab Burger Therapy!! I think perhaps we’ll need to do a burger night at home, and then (since it IS burger MONTH after all) make it a point to go to both of those restaurants for a burger as well! :)

  7. says

    I had no idea it was National Hamburger Month – my oldest son is going to be so happy. Hopefully we will get a grill soon so I can start making them. We have had them a lot lately but I prefer mine grilled so I have not been eating them.

  8. says

    My husband and daughter are the burger peeps in this house. We tag along with them to Red Robin when they get the urge. I’d love to take them to a Bobby Flay restaurant one time. :)

  9. k says

    We go to a neighborhood rest called Outlaw Burgers. My husband raves over them, I could take or leave. Didn’t know there was a Hamburger Day either!!

  10. says

    It has been quite a while since I had a burger. I have been craving one for weeks now. I’m not sure where I can find a good place in NJ that makes them.

  11. says

    I love hamburgers! Right now one of my favorite places is Bobby’s Burger Palace. Every burger there is soooo delicious!

  12. says

    Who knew that hamburgers had an entire month dedicated to them. We make burgers at home probably twice a month. I rarely order them when I go out.

  13. says

    I plan on celebrating tomorrow! We do not have White Castle in GA… that I know of. When I was pregnant, I found White Castle burgers in the freezer section at the grocery store. Our favorite burgers right now are from Cheeseburger Bobby’s!

  14. says

    I never had a hamburger with an egg on it until a few months ago and it was fab. My kids love White Castle burgers because of their size. I’m always craving an In n’ Out burger, wishing there was one here on the East Coast!

  15. Darlene says

    May is a tasty month. The Hopdoddy’s Goodnight Burger with Fried Farm Egg looks great. I recently had an egg on a burger and it makes it so moist!

  16. Tammi L says

    We just found a new place in Victoria,BC, well new to us… it is Bin 4 – OMG! They have good burgers!

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