The most delicious day of the year is almost here! Come celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th at the Scotch ‘N Sirloin, where we’ll make your burger to order with 12 mouthwatering ounces of freshly ground sirloin.

Though the precise origin of the cheeseburger has long been in contention, popular theory credits a 16-year-old fry cook named Lionel Sternberger, who created the sandwich we all know and love in 1926 while working at The Rite Spot, a sandwich shop run by his father in Pasadena, California. The cheeseburger began making appearances on menus around the country in the late 1920s, with one of the earliest documented examples offering a cheeseburger smothered in chili for a mere quarter at O’Dells restaurant in Los Angeles, California in 1928.

While chili seems to have been an early favorite topping, the cheeseburger has evolved over the decades to encompass a massive list of delicious potential additions. According to a poll taken by popular grill manufacturer Weber, the top ten toppings used most often in the U.S. are a fairly predictable list, including ketchup, onions, tomato, lettuce, mustard, pickles, mayonnaise, bacon, mushrooms and barbecue sauce. But more adventurous eaters have made their mark, with toppings a little more left of center, like avocado or guacamole, tartar sauce, salsa, french fries, anchovies, eggs, bologna, sauerkraut, pineapple, horseradish, butter, and potato chips.

While we can’t guarantee that any of these less traditional toppings will be to your taste, we’re pretty certain that everyone will enjoy one of our thoughtfully crafted sirloin burgers at Scotch ‘N Sirloin. We give you the choice of enjoying our freshly ground sirloin as either our decadent Signature Burger, topped with warm, sherry flamed mushrooms and Swiss cheese, or spice things up and try our Southwestern Burger, topped with Cheddar Jack cheese and jalapeno peppers. Whichever you choose will be the perfect way to show your appreciation for a fantastic cheeseburger on National Cheeseburger Day. We’ll see you on September 18th!