The hamburger is widely regarded as an American food. While its exact origins are debated, the hamburger as we know it today is strongly associated with American cuisine and has become an iconic symbol of American food culture.

The basic concept of a ground meat patty served between two pieces of bread can be found in various cultures throughout history. However, the modern hamburger, consisting of ground beef patty, typically cooked on a grill or griddle, and served on a bun with various toppings and condiments, is often credited to the United States.

The popularity of hamburgers soared in the early 20th century with the rise of fast-food chains, such as McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s, which helped spread the American-style hamburger worldwide. Today, hamburgers are consumed and enjoyed globally, but their association with American cuisine remains strong.

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