Monday, August 11, 2014

Fact of the Day: Liberty Burger

In an effort to encourage American patriotism in World War I, hamburgers were briefly known as a Liberty Sandwiches. 

11 comments:

  1. Honolulu's home=grown dept store Liberty House got it's name the same way:
    "In 1918 at the height of World War I, H. Hackfeld & Co. was seized by the American government as alien property (since many of the Hackfeld and Isenberg heirs still lived in Germany), and was sold to a newly formed consortium, American Factors. At the same time the B.F. Ehlers store was renamed The Liberty House in response to anti-German sentiment. With Hackfeld's huge sugar plantations and land interests, American Factors (later known as Amfac) became one of Hawaii's Big Five landowners."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_House


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  2. Not much liberty for the cows lol

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  3. Interesting fact, but I find it kind of strange. Hamburgers and liberty don't equate, at least for me. LOL

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  4. I'd say we have grown much more sophisticated in the Modern Era. Then I remember...Freedom Fries.
    Wasn't sauerkraut also called "Liberty Cabbage?"

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  5. I'll take that with some Freedom Fries and a Diet Coke, because God Bless 'Murica.

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  7. Probably because Hamburg is a city in Germany.

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  8. I find those quirky names annoying. Like Freedom Fries. Just call them what they are. They aren't going to taste any different by changing the name.

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