Category: May 28



    If you hear a sizzle and your mouth begins to water, it just might be National Beef Burger Day! On May 28th and all summer long, there’s no better time to enjoy a juicy beef burger. The day is all about kicking off the grilling season and honoring America’s favorite grilling protein – beef!


    A beef burger starts with real ground beef on a bun or between two slices of bread. And don’t forget the toppings like cheese, onions, pickles, and condiments. Each one allows for the perfect customization – the mouthwatering possibilities are endless. Of course, some of us like ours double stacked, and others prefer them spicy. Add those seasonings, too, if you want. What’s really important is what’s in the middle – that delicious beef burger.

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    You know what to do! It’s summer, so start grilling those beef burgers. Share your favorite recipes or find some mouthwatering ones from We can see you now, the master of the grill, taking charge, and taking orders, too. Be sure to share your favorite beef burgers using #NationalBeefBurgerDay on social media.



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    Beef It's What's For DinnerThe National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff and manager of the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand, founded National Beef Burger Day in 2020 to celebrate America’s favorite grilling protein and to kick off summer with delicious recipes, too.

    On May 26, 2020, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the celebration to be observed on May 28th, annually.



    National Hamburger Day on May 28th wraps up National Burger Month and also ushers in the summer grilling season.


    Hamburger. Seasoned ground beef, grilled, and placed between two slices of bread or a bun. We even top them with sauteed onions, peppers, pickles, sliced onions, or cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or mayo. Any of these combinations create a modern American version of a hamburger.

    The world’s largest hamburger was 2,566 lb – 9 oz  and achieved in Pilsting, Germany, on 9 July 2017.

    Much controversy surrounds the origin of the hamburger. However, it most likely first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries. Over the years, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States.

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    HOW TO OBSERVE National Hamburger Day

    Fire up the grill and get some patties started. Will you add cheese and make it a double? There are so many options when it comes to our burgers these days, how do we even decide anymore? Some creative burger choices you might try are:

    • bleu cheese
    • coleslaw
    • avocado
    • fried egg
    • barbeque and peanut butter
    • mac & cheese

    Don’t forget to check out the National Hamburger Day deals. Contact us if you find more! Use #NationalHamburgerDay to post on social media.


    National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this grilling holiday. In the meantime, enjoy these other fun food holidays:

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    May 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


    Pearl B. Wait introduces his gelatin dessert named Jell-O. However, his efforts to turn a profit failed, and he later sold the business to Orator F. Woodward who marketed the jiggly treat to success.


    Chrysler Corporation and Dodge Brothers, Inc. merge.


    Olivia Dionne delivers the first documented set of quintuplets to survive. Born two months premature in Callander, Ontario, Canada, the five girls lived to adulthood. Their father was Elzire Dionne.


    Founded by the German Labour Front under the Nazi Party, Volkswagen is established in Berlin. After World War II, the company became a trustee of the British Military Government. 

    May 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

    Jim Thorpe – 1887

    All-around athlete and Olympian, Jim Thorpe competed in 15 events during the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. He became the first Native American to earn an Olympic gold medal when he took first place in both the pentathlon and decathlon. Thorpe also made a solid showing in the other 13 events. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripped Thorpe of his medals after learning he had played minor-league baseball, a violation of the amateurism rule. 

    Thorpe would go on to play professional football and basketball proving once again that his abilities stretch from field to court and beyond.

    In October 1982, the IOC added James Thorpe’s name to the list of 1912 crowned Olympic champions and delivered two replica medals to his family. However, the IOC noted that the official report of the games would not be modified.

    Ian Fleming – 1908

    In 1953, the British writer and naval intelligence office published his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.

    Jerry West – 1938

    Fourteen-time NBA All-Star Jerry West played brilliantly for the LA Lakers. Considered one of the greatest guards in NBA history, West was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.

    Gladys Knight – 1944

    The award-winning singer-songwriter began her career with the Pips in the 1960s and became one of Motown’s top producing groups. Some of Knight’s legendary soul and R&B hits include “The Way We Were,” “Missing You,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”



    Every year on May 28th, National Brisket Day celebrates one of the nine prime cuts of beef. Brisket comes from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal and when prepared correctly, renders both flavor and tenderness.


    Brisket is a tough and relatively inexpensive cut of meat. While it requires some patience to cook brisket to tenderness, the reward is well worth the effort. Select a well-marbled cut of meat. The fat will keep the brisket moist and add flavor to the final product. Season it well and give it a dark sear.  This will seal in the juices. Cook it slow and cook it long.

    It can be cooked in the oven or over indirect heat over charcoal or wood. Many times oak, pecan, hickory, or mesquite is added to the other hardwoods to enhance the flavor. Brisket will be fork tender when it is fully cooked and is then served with or without a sauce.

    If you have the grill fired up, go ahead and add some sweet corn and cauliflower, too. Both love the grill and they also complement brisket very well. There are plenty of recipes on the internet that will satisfy all sorts of tastes. Coleslaw and pasta salad also goes well with brisket. Add fresh fruit for this holiday. Depending on where you live, watermelon might be coming into season, but a fresh Waldorf salad would fit the bill, too.

    HOW TO OBSERVE National Brisket Day

    How do you prepare your brisket? Share your tips and recipes. While you’re at it, explore other recipes and flavors, too. If you don’t have a brisket recipe, enjoy this Bangin’ Smokey Beef Brisket recipe.

    Use #NationalBrisketDay to post on social media.


    National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this smoking hot holiday.