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Yesterday was National Cheeseburger Day


Did you know that yesterday was National Cheeseburger Day?

My husband suggested that we go out for cheeseburger. I obliged because it was only the American thing to do!

So, naturally, we went to Fong’s

a Chinese restaurant in Bloomington.

We debated where to get a burger on such a special day. We wanted to try someplace new. Then, our friend Shondra {who works at Fong’s} posted on Facebook that it was National Cheeseburger Day and to come out and visit her. We recalled that she recently told us that her place of employment actually served really good ones. So we decided to pay her a visit…

And boy are we glad we did!

We ordered this burger (to split) with cheese, fried onions, lettuce, tomato and mayo:

That’s all this baby needed. It was soooo good and hit the spot for a classic Angus burger. Rob said that it instantly shot up into his Top 10 list. I was rather surprised. He’s had so many burgers by now that, he might have to separate them into “Classic” and “Specialty.” Either way, if it made that list, it’s in need of a revision.

Tip: The burger is not on the regular menu, so you’ll just have to ask for it. Apparently, it’s on the lunch menu and there is a kid’s version on the dinner menu, as well. But they’ll have no problem putting in an order for you. And get this: The burger is only $7.25. {Add 50 cents each for cheese and fried onions.} We consider this a steal.

Speaking of steals, the Happy Hour isn’t too bad either:


Naturally, because we ordered a burger on National Cheeseburger day in a Chinese restaurant, I ordered a margarita.


Fongs MargaritaSo you think that’s funny? Well, here’s what even funnier. Because Rob wasn’t sure if the burger was going to be as good as he wanted it to be, he said we’d split it and ordered the dish that has been continually his fave at Fong’s:

Fongs Lo Mein

Beef Lo Mein

Keep in mind that the portion you see is half-eaten. You can get at least three meals out of this baby. He still loves it, but was kicking himself as I polished off the burger. {Of course I gave him a couple of bites!} Oh, by the way, the fries are worth trying, too!

Then, as I checked out their website to link in this post, I realized that the real name of this restaurant is:

David Fong’s Cantonese & American Cuisine

No wonder they know how to do a good burger.

Did you eat a burger for National Cheeseburger Day? If so, where & why?

Where’s the craziest place you’ve had a burger and loved it?