On social media, it seems like there’s a “holiday” for everything, and while it may seem trivial, I think a good cheeseburger is worth celebrating. March 29 was National Hamburger Day and I almost missed it!
Cruising on Facebook and Instagram, I saw all kinds of ways people were celebrating the day of the burger. From posting photos of sizzling burgers on the grill to checking in at their favorite burger joints to discussing the best toppings to place on a beef patty, National Hamburger Day was a great reminder that beef is king with consumers and grilling season is our product’s time to shine!
A burger is an iconic American staple, and Memorial Day weekend is a time when many fired up the grill for the summer season, serving beef eats at barbecues with family and friends.
While I’m a day late for the celebration on this blog post, I thought I would round up some of the best National Hamburger Day headlines for you to browse.
After all, it’s a rare day when the news cycle is dominated by positive articles about beef, so we might as well soak it up before we dive back into correcting misinformation perpetuated by a sensationalist media.
With that, here are some of the best headlines from yesterday’s beefy celebration:
- National Burger Day: Chef Patrick makes a burger that’s sure to get mouths watering
- May 28 is National Hamburger Day. Here are 7 reasons to celebrate
- Dairy Queen giving away free burgers for the next four days to celebrate National Hamburger Day
- America’s Top 5 hamburger-loving U.S. cities
In case you've missed it, throughout the month of May I have been highlighting the Beef Month promotions and educational campaigns that have been taking place across the country.
You can catch up on previous segments here:
- Beef Month: Raising the steaks in the political arena
- May Beef Month: Leveraging checkoff dollars to drive beef demand
- May Beef Month: It’s all about the kids!
- Kicking off May Beef Month with steak fajitas
As Beef Month concludes on Friday, consider how we might all keep the momentum going on social media.
Share your state beef council’s posts. Take pictures of your favorite beef meals. Swap recipes with friends. Present nutritional and environmental information in online conversations.
Live your brand on the ranch and online to protect your legacy and your livelihood by keeping beef at the center of the dinner plate.
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.