National Cheeseburger Day – History and Recipe Linky

National Cheeseburger Day ~


September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day. In honor of this most honorable of all holidays, here is a little history of the holiday and some awesome recipes to help you celebrate this National Cheeseburger Day right!

If Jimmy Buffett is singing about it, it can’t be bad, right?

How did National Cheeseburger Day start? Well, first we must start with the cheeseburger. According to Punchbowl, there are several theories about the humble begins of the American staple known as the cheeseburger. Apparently it dates back to at least the 1920s when one man suggested that a slice of cheese be added to his hamburger at Sternberger’s restaurant in Pasadena, California. The hamburger + cheese was eventually added to the menu and slowly made it’s way across the states and then throughout the world.

cheeseburger at mars bar

But what chain has the best burgers?

The Cooking Channel wants to know just that. They are running a reader East Coast/West Coast style competition {no, Tupac, Ice Cube, P. Diddy and Notorious BIG’s names are not mentioned} between Five Guys and In-and-Out Burger.

Personally, I pick neither. The best chain burgers come from either Red Robin, Steak and Shake or Margaritaville and/or Cheeseburger in Paradise, in my opinion. What do you think?

Ellen from Confessions of An Overworked Mom says, “If I am buying out, I’ll choose Burger King Whopper Jr with cheese.”

My friend, Johnetta, thinks that Cookout has the best burgers and her husband, Neil D., thinks that Wendy’s does.

Mmm... Cheeseburger with red onion jam, prosciutto, and roasted red peppers

How do you like your cheeseburger?

Lisa from Drugstore Divas says, “bacon, definitely bacon.”

Ellen from Confessions of An Overworked Mom says, “If I am making them myself, we use grass fed local beef from a nearby farm, topped with Vermont cheddar, mayo, ketchup, mustard & homemade dill pickles. Medium.”

Nicole from MamaNYC says “Cheese & Ketchup makes for a happy Nicole, but i’ll also frequent a pickles and onions topping. I’ll also take some bacon from time to time.”

Crystal from Daily Deals 4 Pets says, “I’m a simple gal…ketchup, cheese, pickles. That’s all I need. Sometimes I’ll add lettuce and onion but rarely.”

Amber from Jade Louise Designs says, “Cheese, ketchup, mustard, VERY LITTLE onion, pickles, lettuce and tomato..oh yum.”

My husband likes his with bacon, onions and bbq sauce or with pickles, onions, mustard and ketchup.

Mine would have a grilled bun, onion, mayo and cheese. I also sometimes like tomato and/or mushrooms on it. 🙂 And grilled is definitely best. Yum!

So, what does your favorite cheeseburger consist of?


Cheeseburger with Swiss and sauteed mushrooms and onions

Need some Cheeseburger Ideas? Try these awesome recipes and feel free to add some of your own!

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. I LOVE cheeseburgers! My mouth is so watering right now! I want a good cheeseburger!

  2. I am a Cheese & Ketchup ONLY lady myself! I am a very picky eater and don’t like Mustard, Mayo, Miracle Whip, Onions, Pickles, Tomatoes and so on… See what I mean, VERY PICKY! 🙂

  3. I love cheeseburgers!! My favorite food!!

  4. My boys love their cheeseburgers, I like them too! Those mushrooms look soooo yummy ontop mmm.

  5. This post is making me so hungry! Cheeseburgers are my favorite!!!

  6. I love a veggie burger with sharp cheddar!

  7. Oh I love the burgers at Margaritaville Restaurant at Universal Yum.

  8. National Cheeseburger Day?? I guess I know what we are having for dinner tonight 🙂 Yum!!

  9. YUM! Burgers are one of my FAVORITE meals! I love me some bacon, pickles, tomatoes, and mayo. And don’t forget the cheese!

  10. You are seriously making me want a burger right now, lol

  11. If my tummy were having a better day, i would totally try out some of these recipes! As it is, it might have to wait a couple days, lol.

  12. I’m reading this at 10:30 at night and all I can think about is how quickly can I start supper for tomorrow! I’m thinking that cheeseburgers sure sound good!

  13. My hubby is making a late night burger run for us right now! I personally love the Jr Cheese Burger from Five Guys its the perfect size for me and it never makes me feel too stuffed. The tastiest burgers are at Red Robin, but their portions are a little to big for me.

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      I have never had a burger from either place! I have never even been to a Five Guys, but I have been to Red Robin once – but I had a chicken sandwich of some variety. It was really good, though.

  14. Cheeseburgers are my favorite treat for myself. Now I am thinking I need a treat!

  15. I’m not a huge hamburger fan, but yours look so delicious! My husband would absolutely love them!


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