Eat! Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

17 Jan

Various cities steak a claim on being the originator of the great American staple, the cheeseburger. Pasadena, California is one of these cities, and according to legend in the 1920’s the cheeseburger was invented in the local Rite Spot Cafe by 16 year Lionel Sternberger JR.  According to the Dena’s head of Chamber of Commerce Paul Little, the teenager was working at his Dad’s restaurant when he “accidently burned a hamburger. Rather than throw it in the trash, he flipped it over, put a piece of cheese on it to hide his mistake and served it to a customer who was delighted to have it.”

Sternberger Sr. added the new creation “cheese hamburger” on their menu for 15 cents, dubbing it the “Aristocratic Hamburger.” AAAwwwwwwww….Dont’cha just love a good hamburger legend.

To celebrate 90 years since this amazing accomplishment ,this week is Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena. All week the city will pay homage to their cheeseburger heritage with over 20 restaurants participating in the Cheeseburger Challenge in which patrons take an 11 question online survey on local burger joints for a chance to win a meal for two at one of the participating restaurants.  Yummy!

Learn more about Pasadena’s Cheeseburger Week:

Take The Burger Challenge Survey for a chance to win a burgerlicious meal for 2:



One Response to “Eat! Pasadena Cheeseburger Week”

  1. mikstidbits January 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Probably the most beautiful burger ive seen in a while!

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