There are few foods more iconic of America than the humble hamburger.  Hamburgers have stolen the hearts and stomachs of Americans and have made their way into our culture. Movies, television shows, games and comic strips are all available that revolve around the beef patty sandwiched between two buns. In 1932, Popeye’s friend Wimpy first announced, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today”.  Games like BurgerTime gave arcade visitors in the 80s a taste of what it was like to work in a fast food chain, and artists have created works featuring the burger since the 1950s. Burgers are now a global food with McDonald’s operating in over 120 countries. This humble food has spread from the raw minced steak of Hamburg, Germany to a meal fit for the King of any country.

Love a good burger? Then take a bite out of the history of your favorite hamburger chains and restaurants.