Everybody loves burgers. Not only is this classic American cuisine satisfying, but it’s also easily customizable. That means you can personalize your burger to meet your tastes. When adding things to your burger, you’re faced with a very important decision: to bacon or not to bacon. Keep reading to learn more about burgers and bacon.
The history of burgers dates all the way back to the 19th century. The first burger was simply a meat patty served on two slices of bread. Today, cuisine can be just as simple or a million times more complex. Individuals can make burgers at home, order burgers from fast food chains, or dine on gourmet burgers at high-end restaurants.
German immigrants made their way to the United States in the 19th century and brought the burger with them. Burgers were a quick and easy meal consumed by the working class, but the cuisine became more popular in the Midwest during the early 20th century because of how abundant cattle were.
However, it wasn’t until the 20s and 30s that the hamburger took off. One of the reasons hamburgers grew in popularity was that the automotive industry was booming and people were visiting drive-in restaurants. A popular staple at these restaurants was burgers. Rising chains, like White Castle and McDonald’s, were also putting burgers on their menu and making them accessible to people across the country.
The burger in its most simple form is a beef patty served on a bun. However, many people add lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles to the meal. Topping your burger with cheese turns it into a cheeseburger, while the bacon adds even more complex and exciting flavors to the dish.
Bacon adds salt and smoke to the burger. These flavors are the perfect addition to a hamburger or cheeseburger. The saltiness pairs well with the savory components of the burger, while the smokiness brings out the best flavors of the beef.
Adding bacon to your burger can do more than just add flavor. It can also add protein. If you’re grabbing a burger after a workout or a long day on your feet, this added protein can help you build muscle.
Looking for a local joint to satisfy your craving for a bacon burger? Head to Bogey’s! At Bogey’s Sports Pub, we serve up mouthwatering burgers you have to try for yourself. Start your burger order by choosing your protein. Our Birdie Burger is an award-winning half-pound hand-pattied ground-chuck burger. All burgers come with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickle, but you can add applewood smoked bacon for just a buck. Head to 652 E. Venice Ave. to get your hands on a Bogey’s burger today!