Burger Facts That Will Flip Your Buns

At Maplewood Burgers, we have two goals; one is to serve our Louisiana community through our delicious gourmet and stuffed burgers. The other is to have a burger blog that serves as a resource of fast food knowledge. We want to educate our community – and the world – about burgers and all the glory behind them. For instance, do you know not to mix seasoning into meat when forming patties to grill? And, did you know that during WWI, the US government tried to rename hamburgers as liberty sandwiches?

Let’s take a look at some more interesting tidbits about your favorite fast food.

  • Americans Eat 14 Billion Burgers Every Year

On average, Americans eat three hamburgers a week. If you arrange all the hamburgers eaten by Americans in a year in a straight line, it would circle our planet 32 times or more! Eating 14 billion burgers a year, equal out to more than 440 burgers per second. Think about that statistic next time you’re biting into a Maplewood Jr., VIP Burger, or Cheeseburger.

  • The World’s Most Expensive Burger Costs $5,000

Walk into Chef Hubert Keller’s restaurant Fleur, located inside Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay, and you’ll find a creation made with Wagyu beef, foie gras, and black truffles – totaling a $5,000 burger! At Maplewood Burgers, our most expensive burgers total $13.99 and range with delicious stuffing’s from bacon and pepper jack cheese to Italian meats, crawfish, philly cheesesteak and more.

  • There are Nearly 50,000 Burger Joints in America

Nearly 50,000 burger joints in America means that for every 10,000 Americans, there are 1.6 burger joints. And, that number grows monthly! We’re proud to say we own two Louisiana locations in Lake Charles and Sulphur.

  • 86% of All Burger Joints Are Chains

You have to give props to us independent burger joints; we have some pretty stiff competition from the big guys! Maplewood Burgers started with a very humble beginning in Sulphur, Louisiana. We were personally tired of robotic customer service experiences where we left feeling like just another number passing through the corporate system. That is why Maplewood Burgers’ primary focus is to provide a substantially different experience.

  • McDonald’s Purchases More than 1 Billion Pounds of Beef Per Year

McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. With the introduction of the Big Mac in 1968, where it sold for only 49 cents, worldwide, McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers per second. The corporation holds the record of selling more than 300 billion burgers to date!

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As a family business in Sulphur, LA, we’ll probably never hit a world-record – and that’s fine by us! We strive to build relationships with each customer, not the biggest burger in the world, which happens to be at the Black Bear Resort Casino in Minnesota, weighing in at 2,014 pounds and is 10 feet in diameter.

Get to know us and keep Maplewood Burgers on speed dial for your next burger craving, party, or event because we have the menu fare that’s going to satisfy every pallet!