Like other popular American foods, claims to the creation of the cheeseburger are scattered across the country. Sixteen-year-old Lionel Sternberger is said to have thrown a slice of American cheese on a cooking burger in 1924 at his father’s diner, The Rite Spot, calling it a “cheese hamburger”. The first establishment to serve a cheeseburger from its menu was Kaelin’s restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky in 1934, and the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado trademarked the cheeseburger name in 1935.
The classic cheeseburger is beloved by many and is celebrated every year on September 18th with National Cheeseburger Day—yes, it appears there’s a day for everything. The Factory Café will be celebrating this year by hosting our final Burger Friday of the summer on September 20th.
The Factory Burger is cooked to order with Georgia-based Joyce Farms grass-fed beef, topped with American cheese, lettuce, house-made dill pickles, shaved Vidalia onion, and The Factory Sauce (a mustard aioli), served on a warm house made bun with seasoned potato wedges (or your choice of chips). Enjoy with your craft beer of choice from Second Self Beer Co, kombucha from Harvest Roots, or a number of other beverage offerings.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this programming all summer. Make sure to reserve your Table of 6 (at a discounted price) for the final Burger Friday.