When it comes to the history of the hamburger, there is no definite story. Search for who invented the hamburger and you'll see a bunch of different stories claiming different people such as Louis Lassen, Charlie Nagreen, Otto Kuase were the inventors of the hamburger. So while we can't really tell you who truly invented the hamburger, we can tell you the story on who invented the square hamburger patty. Our founder, Dave Thomas wanted to create a better hamburger. One with pure beef, making a final product of a higher quality. Dave opened the first Wendy's in 1969 and ever since those doors first opened, we've dedicated ourselves to making hamburgers with fresh beef. Fresh is kind of our thing.
All the stories we've found say that the hamburger was invented in different places. The only thing that these stories seem to agree on is that it was somewhere in America. The American staple could have been invented in Wisconsin, Connecticut or even Texas. Our favorite hamburger was invented in Columbus, Ohio but you can find it anywhere today. And no matter where you go in the country, as long as you're in a Wendy's you can count on being served a premium hamburger made with fresh beef; just as you would have found in our original location. Our fresh hamburger patties are made to order, so you get the best experience possible.
You've probably caught on by now that there is no definite answer. We're just as disappointed as you are, because we wish we knew the truth on this classic sandwich of deliciousness. From our research, it's safe to say that the hamburger first came around in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Our hamburger was invented in 1969, as we mentioned a little earlier. Wanting to serve up a premium hamburger, Dave Thomas made sure he would never serve a customer something that he wouldn't serve to his family. It's a great way to live by, so we make sure to still practice that philosophy today. Our fresh hamburgers are our favorite when it comes down to it. We may not know who invented the hamburger, but we're sure glad they did.