It’s the biggest “I told you so” in the history of ever. We’ve been bragging about it for years and now we finally have our sweet sweet validation. The Library of Congress now recognizes Connecticut as the birthplace of the hamburger.
You can thank U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro for making this happen.
New Haven’s Louis’ Lunch claimed it’s been the birthplace of the hamburger ever since they created it. The legend goes that, in 1900, restaurant owner Louis Lassen slapped ground steak between two slices of bread and handed it off to a customer because they were in a rush.
To honor that history, hamburgers are served on white toast with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion as the only flavor option. Don’t bother smuggling in ketchup or mustard. People will see you and they WILL hate you.
Louis’ Lunch opened in 1895 and is located at 261-263 Crown St. in New Haven. So, if you’re craving a bite of history, you know where to go!