North Country Celebrates The Cheeseburger
Ahh, the cheeseburger -- a juicy beef patty cooked to perfection and a blanket of American cheese enveloped in a flavorful bun. And don't forget the extras.
At Five Guys in Watertown, they crank out cheeseburger after cheeseburger after cheeseburger.
"It's kind of tempting working here at Five Guys," Ryan Erickson said, "because I'm trying not to eat them so much and what not."
"They're really juicy and I love them," said Five Guys customer Kiara Ellis.
September 18 was National Cheeseburger Day, an unofficial holiday set aside to revel in our country's love of this gem of an entrée.
But are cheeseburgers worthy of their very own day?
"Yes, they're great," Larry Jordan said. "Everybody loves them. I mean, just look around here -- the place is busy, so they got to be good."
Legend has it the cheeseburger was discovered in the 1920s when a man put a chunk of cheese on a burger at his restaurant in Pasadena, California. The rest is history.
"Nothing says America like a good old cheeseburger," Cale Wells said.
Everyone seems to have a favorite part about this popular food.
"The cheese and the ketchup," Jeremiah Jordan said, "mostly the ketchup. I can have ketchup on anything."
Some say one day just isn't enough to pay homage to this American classic.
"What's not to love about a cheeseburger? It's an American past-time." said Charles Liversedge.
So, fire up those grills. Even if National Cheeseburger Day is over, it doesn't mean you can't keep celebrating.
Monday, September 22, 2014, Watertown, NY
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