Taste The World’s First Hamburger at Louis’ Lunch

Louis’ Lunch is a small restaurant on Crown Street in New Haven, Connecticut. It is famous for being the place where the hamburger was invented. In 1895, Louis Lassen opened his first lunch counter in the city of New Haven.

Legend has it that Louis started the fast food industry in 1900 when a customer in a hurry asked for a meal “to go.” Lassen made the hamburger by putting a beef patty that had been grilled between two pieces of bread.

At Louis’ Lunch, you can still get hamburgers, but not much else. There are a few things you should know before you go to Louis’ Lunch. First of all, your smoky, juicy, flame-cooked hamburger won’t come on a bun. Instead, it will be served on toasted white bread.

Don’t even think about asking for ketchup or mustard because they would cover up the taste of the burger. There are only cheese, tomato, and onions to choose from. If you want a plain burger, just ask for an “original.” Ask for a “cheese works” if you want all three toppings. Also, it’s important to know that Louis’ Lunch only takes cash, not credit cards.

Stop by Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, CT today for a unique experience and meal. 

Price: $7.75
Where to buy: louislunch.com

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