It’s Cheeseburger Week!



The Rite Spot, 1500 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, where cheese was put to hamburger for the first time in recorded culinary history.


Did you know the cheeseburger was invented in Pasadena? Lionel Sternberger made history in 1924 when he served the very first cheeseburger while working at his father’s Pasadena roadside stand, The Rite Spot.

Pasadena salutes Lionel’s delectable innovation with Cheeseburger Week, January 8th – 13th, during which over 40 of Pasadena’s favorite eateries offer their signature burgers. Experience the Zacatecas Burger at El Portal, K-Pop at Dog Haus,  the Impossible Burger at Umami and many more!

Go to to take the Cheeseburger Challenge and vote for your favorite burger. You can also check out a complete list of participating restaurants and hear the official song of Cheeseburger Week!


Posted on January 10, 2019 at 1:12 am
Sue Cook | Category: Uncategorized

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