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:

Cloudia said...

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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Pat Hatt said...

Not much liberty for the cows lol

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, I didn't know that. Quite interesting!

Dana said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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?"

Maude Lynn said...

Well, that's weird.

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

Paulina Mo, lilbitsofchic.com said...

interesting... now I'm craving one!

~Pau
www.lilbitsofchic.com

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stephen Hayes said...

Probably because Hamburg is a city in Germany.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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.