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Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Invention of the Cheeseburger

 
 
Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 10, 2019
1. Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1924, sixteen year-old Lionel Sternberger first put cheese on a hamburger and served it to a customer, thereby inventing the cheeseburger. The 'Aristocratic Burger' at the Rite Spot is the first instance of a hamburger with cheese being served to a customer.
 
Erected 2017 by L.A. Financial Credit Union; Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 8.449′ N, 118° 10.848′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Colorado Boulevard 0.4 miles east of Figueroa Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena CA 91105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fenyes Estate (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Gamble House (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1942 Rose Bowl (approx. 1½ miles away); Martin Alley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fraiser Alley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Christensen Alley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bonham Alley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mills Place (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the base of the flagpole at L.A.Financial
Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 10, 2019
2. Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker
Credit Union. This was the location of the Rite Spot, the roadside stand owned by Lionel Sternberger’s father.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 10, 2019
3. Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker
Street Sign nearby image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 10, 2019
4. Street Sign nearby
At Colorado Blvd and Figueroa St.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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