Texas folklore has it that the world’s first hamburgers were created in the late 1880’s at a small cafe in Athens, Texas on the Henderson County courthouse square by Uncle Fletcher Davis. Uncle Fletch took his sandwich to the 1904 World’s Fair, in St. Louis, where it was dubbed the “hamburger.” This term was rumored to reference the act of eating large handfuls of ground beef, sometimes even raw, that was popular in Hamburg, Germany.
Uncle Fletch’s original hamburger included mustard, mayonnaise, cut produce and NO KETCHUP.
The documentary evidence supporting this claim is strong: An article filed from the World’s Fair by a reporter for the New York Tribune described a sandwich called a hamburger, made by an unknown vendor.
Case closed: Texas is the home of the original hamburger. As as they say, everything is bigger (and better) in Texas! Never mind what anyone else tries to tell you.
At Someburger, we have stayed true to the original hamburger for over 65 years by making our burgers "All the Way" with mustard, pickles, onions, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.
Like your burger customized? No problem! Just tell us when you place your order and we'll accommodate.