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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 32

26th Aug 2022 - 06:00
To celebrate the launch of the Heinz Battle of the Burger competition, this week the Fun Friday Food Facts will be centered around burgers!
  • Hamburgers were called ‘Liberty Sandwiches' during the First World War due to antipathy towards Germany.
  • If all the hamburgers that are eaten by Americans in a calendar year are lined up one by one it would go around the world over 30 times.
  • In 2019 former Formula One World champion Lewis Hamilton launched a plant-based burger chain called Neat Burger.
  • Sonya Thomas holds the world record of eating a Big Daddy Cheeseburger weighing 4kg in just 27 minutes.
  • Around 71% of the beef sold in American restaurants are in burgers.
  • The Twisted Root Burger Co in Texas sells burgers with meats including beaver, llama and kangaroo.
Written by
Edward Waddell