Hamburger is considered by many people as the national dish of the US because of its popularity across all age groups. However, the question has always been whose hamburger is the national dish? Burger King’s, McDonald’s’ or Wendy’s? Burgers may have originated from Germany (Hamburg) or from the Danish immigrants in America. Regardless of the origin, Americans are hamburger-obsessed. They consume approximately 50 million burgers per year. The consumption is so high that some sources have estimated the amount of hamburger when put alongside each other would measure 800,000 miles, long enough to go round the earth 32 times. There are over 50,000 hamburger joints in the US with over 75% of all the country’s restaurants being burger joints. About 60% of all sandwiches sold in the US is hamburger. McDonald’s alone buys over one billion pounds of hamburger meat every year.