World’s FIRST HAMBURGER!! Amazing VERTICAL BURGER Grills Since 1898!!

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NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – Welcome to New Haven, one of the pizza capitals of the United States, Yale University, and there happens to be an original restaurant called Louis’ Lunch where the modern hamburger was invented. The restaurant is still family run since 1895!

First of all you have to appreciate the amazing original building of Louis’ Lunch, it’s totally frozen in time, literally unchanged, just aged to perfection. It’s like a cottage from the outside, and when you step inside you can feel the original charm – there are wooden pulpit like booths, personal seating with burger tables, and then you see the original vertical burger chargrills at the front of the restaurant, and you know you’re about to eat the original hamburger!

For a little of the history, in Germany they had been eating a Hamburg steak, served like a hamburger steak, yet it hadn’t been put into bread to make it a handheld sandwich. As the story goes, the ground beef was brought to New Haven by sailors from Hamburg, Germany. Louis Lassen started serving hamburger steak, and one day when some customers were in a rush, he stuck the hamburger steak between two slices of bread and gave it to them. The sailors loved it, and they actually named it the hamburger.

Now, the complete history of the hamburger is not fully known and some argue that it was consecutively invented at the same time across a number of places, but the hamburger story of Louis’ Lunch is without a doubt real, and they are surely the ones who made the hamburger popular. If you think about it, this is ground zero – this is where all other burgers originate! Whether you’re eating at McDonald’s or a gourmet artisanal burger, they all have origins and have been influenced by the original hamburger right here in New Haven!

The hamburger by the way is amazing, nothing more and nothing less than you would want. And it’s an ultimate food history experience.

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  • Somebody that understands! No ketchup no mustard.💖 he gets me

    dsaintil 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • Is it me but why didn't the cook change his gloves he touching raw food then touching everything else that's not good

    HemiBoy 478 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • Mark wiens and gordon Ramsay?.taster and cooker?..hmf..i can't wait that.. hopefully they meet..

    Japz Ancheta 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • absolutely have eaten there.

    Kirk VanSwearingen 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • That was pretty good. Daughter lives in CT so I must try Louis.

    Jim Tarrant 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • This place gets awful reviews now. The burgers look awful too.

    Matt 19 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • This place looks so cosy, full of history, and charming while making amazing food one day I'll go there

    Syrup Pulse 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • Great burger 🍔 😋

    Gwendolyn Montgomery 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • Are they rly flexing a no coke sign 3:02

    DJ 517 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • You are such a happy soul, it is so nice to watch you. Love Louies, next I'm sure your over to the Pizza! Oh and Archies has great chicken wings. New Haven is a good food city.

    CalypsoKinz 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • You really can’t say ham-burger in Sydney now! Even though the real saying comes from Hamburg! Too great a percentage per population, or, an American/ English culture thing, like coca-cola I’d assume?

    Pete Lester 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • This guy definitely smokes

    Hg 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • Forget all burger places, this is the best looking burger. I haven’t tasted one but I know it’s the best. Man, food history.

    P Tommo 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • Nothing special about these burgers but mark is going say …woow…amazing

    james Barber 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • Pilgrim burger….get it

    Mike Price 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • The American slave invented the burger…. Using only the scraps…. All the leftover ground up meat’s

    Mike Price 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • apple pie girl is beautiful

    Shon Shon 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • don't about you guys but in Europe people do not eat half cooked meat on toast. you simply cannot sell that, because it's simply afoul.
    but the salt, wtf? I don't use this amount of salt in week or 2
    so sad 🤢🤢🤮

    Celeron 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • Hamburgers were actually invented in the 1880s in Wisconsin.

    Eric Marks 20/10/2022 pm12:03
  • I love when Mark laughs!!! hahahaha

    uxm2009 20/10/2022 pm12:03