8 Things You Didn't Know About Hamburgers

Hamburgers are a staple of the American diet. We love our burgers so much that we consume about 48 billion every year, which averages out to about three hamburgers per week per person. While the origins of the burger are murky, the invention of the beef patty on a bun is an American innovation - one that has led to the growth of a multi-billion dollar industry and the globalization of this American iconic eat.

Check out the slideshow above to discover the hamburger's history and more fun facts.