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01/31/2012 10:01 am ET Updated Apr 01, 2012

A Brief History Of Hamburgers

By Mr. Lew, Burger Expert for the Menuism Burger Blog

In 2012, the hamburger is prominently woven in the fabric of our day-to-day lives. Whether it be in your local family restaurant, your fast food favorites, or your higher end sit-down establishment, the hamburger has a place everywhere. It wasn't always so. When looking at the history of the hamburger, a few key dates defined its role in modern society.

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A Brief History of Hamburgers originally published on the Menuism Dining Blog.

Mr. Lew is a high school teacher from Montreal, Quebec. In 2009, after trying Montreal's supposed best burger, he decided to see what else was out there. So, every week, a new burger was added to the Great Burger Search. Since then, Mr. Lew has tried more than 100 burgers in cities across Canada, and hopes to one day expand to the rest of North America. Since Mr. Lew is part Chinese, the search isn't limited only to great burgers, but to other types of cuisine that makes Montreal one of the greatest culinary cities in the world.

Sources: The Hamburger Through Time, Hamburger History