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A Day in Paradise: National Cheeseburger Day

Don't put your grill away just yet - today is National Cheeseburger Day.

From the sheer number of burger chains in this country, it's not hard to tell that Americans love cheeseburgers. Whether covered with cheddar, smothered in Swiss or sprinkled with bleu, the cheese is an important part of the burger for plenty of people.  

However you like yours, there are certainly a number of great burger places in Oswego to order one. (Including at our Patch Readers' Choice "Best Burger" winners). 

To celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, here are five fun facts to bite into:

1. The largest cheeseburger ever made in the world weighed in at a whopping 777 pounds. Created June 2, 2011 at the Alameda County Fair in California by Juicy's, the giant burger also featured 50 pounds of cheese. The bun alone weighed in at 272 pounds. Fairgoers were able to purchase 99-cent portions of the estimated 1.375 million calorie burger to eat. Complete coverage of the event (including pictures) can be found here.

2.  It's still not too cold to fire up the grill. Thirty new cheeseburger ideas like the "The Johnny Appleseed," which features aged Wisconsin cheddar, maple bacon, sauteed apples, whole grain mustard and red onions on sourdough, can be found here.

But you don't have to eat meat to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day. If you want to make your own patties, here is a "Best of Everything" veggie burger recipe.

3. The popular Jimmy Buffett song "Cheeseburger in Paradise" was inspired by a boat trip Buffett took.  Hampered by bad weather and tired of the canned food and peanut butter stocked aboard, Buffett found himself continually craving a cheeseburger. When the boat finally docked on the island of Tortola, Buffett was able to order the cheeseburger he had been fantasizing about. Buffett fans who want a list of his top 10 places to get a cheeseburger should go here.

4. Anyone remember Mayor McCheese? The giant cartoon cheeseburger served as the bumbling mayor of McDonaldland from 1971-1985. A lawsuit against McDonalds over the character's resemblance to H.R. Pufnstuf was settled in 1977.

5. Hungry? If you haven't already, check out some of the Oswego area's best places to get a burger like Scoreboards, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"scoreboards-sports-pub"} -->, , , , Bristol Tap, ,

Cearise Benes September 18, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Poor Boy's in Montgomery has REALLY good cheeseburgers and soup and if you go early and Barbie is there the service is friendly and awesome!
Tony Salerno September 18, 2012 at 09:41 PM
If we go late and Barbie is not there the service isn't friendly and awesome?

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