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Best Burgers for NFL Season & National Cheeseburger Day

September is packed with special occasions for us to indulge in great food. National Cheeseburger Day falls on September 18, which means time to huddle around the table with your squad and savor some good ol’ cheeseburgers. Americans consume around 50 billion cheeseburgers each year, which goes to show how crazy we are about this iconic food. I mean nothing beats a burger oozing cheesy savor on top of a succulent patty. No matter how refined your palate is, we can all agree cheeseburgers check all the marks for satisfying a craving!

On top of National Cheeseburger Day, we have NFL season that is in full swing which is synonymous with game day food. Whether you’re planning on throwing a tailgate party or being an armchair quarterback at home, cheeseburgers are perfect for game day! Sounds like this September we are going to put our diet regimen on the back burner. We have compiled a list of picturesque and crowd-pleasing cheeseburgers, so you don’t have to settle for the ordinary carhop burgers. Check out Big Deal Burger, a burger joint of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, that offers barbecue burgers with meats that are slow-smoked in hickory wood-burning pit. 

History of National Cheeseburger Day

Celebrated on September 18, National Cheeseburger Day is the day when we celebrate Lionel Sternberger’s invention of gastronomic delight. In 1926, Lionel Sternberger was 16 years old, flipping burgers at his dad’s sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”, in California. He decided to put a slice of American cheese on a sizzling burger one day then the rest is succulent and mouth-watering history! While many establishments claim to be the mastermind behind this iconic dish, we can all agree it’s a gastronomic genius that we all rejoice in! Whether you’re planning on firing up the grill or ordering catering for a potluck party, chow down on as many delectable, smoked and sizzling burgers as you can handle!

Dad Bod Burger

While this super stacked and filling cheeseburger might give you a “Dad Bod”, nobody is going to judge you for indulging in guilty pleasures – It’s perfectly justified by the special occasions – NFL season and National Cheeseburger Day. Served on a toasted brioche bun, stacked with goodies – smoked brisket, crumbled blue cheese, sweet grilled onions, blue cheese dressing, shredded lettuce, and sliced tomato, this cheeseburger boasts an orchestra of delectable flavors. The aesthetics and the subtle flavor of wood smoke are the reasons why this cheeseburger has garnered a lot of praise.

The Nunchuck Norris Cheeseburger

Check out this cheeseburger that throws blows at you. Just kidding – this cheeseburger is loaded with crispy onion tanglers and reminiscent of a martial artist swinging a nunchaku around, which gives context to its name! This burger of beastly proportions is served on a toasted brioche bun, loaded with smoked brisket, sliced Polish sausage, onion tanglers with mayo, and barbecue sauce drizzled over it. Gone are the days when we settled for the traditional carhop burgers, it’s time to step up your burger game with this barbecue burger for NFL season!

El Fuego Burger

Just like what its name El Fuego (the Spanish word for fire) implies, this cheeseburger is a burger with a bit of a kick. Big Deal Burger slow-smokes their burgers in a controlled range of temperature and humidity, giving it a distinctive, hickory-smoke flavor. This creatively topped burger features smoked brisket that’s crust on the outside and succulent on the inside. Elevated with goodies like spicy jalapeno cheese sauce and pickled jalapenos, it is sure to expand your palate. If you want some extra “Fuego”, then be sure to pair it with side dishes like spicy cheddar sausage or buffalo ranch fries. 

Double Royale Grilled Cheese

Kick it up a notch with this buzzworthy burger loaded with good ol’ grilled cheese. Unlike conventional cheeseburgers that are served with two squishy buns, this cheeseburger is served between two sandwiches smeared with grilled cheese, and delicious add-ons like shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced pickles and more. It’s guaranteed to fill you up on game day!

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