WE do sometimes. they sell pretty well. we don't do them a lot because it cuts into our other stuff. we do them exactly the same way the cozy inn does them in Salina, KS. we can do about 50 at a time on the griddle. when selling, they sell fast. you need to be cranking them out.
Kenny, that's interesting your comment"it cuts into our other stuff" I assume your talking about other food sales that net you more money right?
I found this interesting: White Castle, which is now run by the founder Ingram's grandson, has the fast-food industry's second-highest sales revenues per store, trailing only McDonald's
The Seymour Community Historical Society
of Seymour, Wisconsin
, credits Charlie Nagreen
, now known as "Hamburger Charlie", with the invention of the hamburger. Nagreen was fifteen when he reportedly made sandwiches out of meatballs
that he was selling at the 1885 Seymour Fair (now the Outagamie County Fair), so that customers could eat while walking. The Historical Society explains that Nagreen named the hamburger after the Hamburg steak
with which local German immigrants were familiar.
The Library of Congress
credits Louis Lassen of Louis' Lunch, a small lunch wagon in New Haven, Connecticut
, for selling the first hamburger and steak sandwich
in the U.S. in 1895. New York
magazine states that, "The dish actually had no name until some rowdy sailors from Hamburg named the meat on a bun after themselves years later", noting also that this claim is subject to dispute.
There is good evidence that the first hamburger served on a bun was made by Oscar Weber Bilby of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1891.
"In April of 1995, the Dallas Morning News
reported Oklahoma author says Tulsa beats out Texas as the birthplace of delicacy. Michael Wallis, author of "Route 66, The Mother Road", was quoted by the newspaper to say he had discovered Tulsa's place in culinary history. The discovery was made while researching the state’s tastiest hamburgers. What better place to start than the restaurant that has been voted Tulsa's best burger more often than any other restaurant since 1933…Weber’s Root Beer Stand
. Mr. Wallis’ research revealed that Oscar Weber Bilby
was the first person to serve a real hamburger. On July 4, 1891, ground beef was served on his wife’s homemade buns. The Fourth of July party took place on his farm, just west of present day Tulsa. Until then, ground beef had been served in Athens, Texas on simple slices of bread, known presently and then as a "patty melt
". According to the Tulsa-based author, the bun is essential. Therefore, in 1995, Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating
cited Athens, Texas' feat of ground beef between two slices of bread to be a minor accomplishment. The Governor's April 1995 Proclamation also cites the first true hamburger on the bun, as meticulous research shows, was created and consumed in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1891. The Governor's Proclamation on April 13, 1995 cites Tulsa as "The Real Birthplace of the Hamburger."
The hamburger bun
was invented in 1916 by a fry cook named Walter Anderson, who co-founded White Castle
in 1921. Although White Castle originated in Wichita, Kansas, the city no longer has one, nor is there a White Castle restaurant in the entire state of Kansas. White Castle is one of the few restaurant chains that doesn't have a location in its original city, but residents are currently trying to bring the chain back to Wichita.
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