Traditionally observed on the Saturday before Labor Day, International Bacon Day is the ultimate holiday for bacon enthusiasts. For anyone who’s still in the dark about this delicious treat, here’s a quick history.
Bacon is a meat product often of pork that is usually cured and fried until crispy. Evidence of the consumption of bacon dates back to 1500 B.C.E. in the Roman Empire. Since then, bacon has gone through a few transformations—from originally referring to any pork product, fresh or cured, to bacon in its modern form, a product of the British Isles commonly eaten by peasants during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Bacon has become a fan favorite Burger topping as well—named the number one protein topping on Burgers in 2016 according to our Burger Trends Report. Bacon has had such a huge surge in popularity over the last few years, in fact, that it’s even seen the advent of bacon-centric dishes and consumer products (bacon toothpaste comes to mind).
If you’re looking for some bacony recipes to try out this weekend, these should be on your to-do list:
To celebrate this amazing holiday, we will be sharing some of the very best bacon Burgers out there made with our Burgers while we do an Instagram takeover of Burger Weekly. Be sure to follow us and @BurgerWeekly for all the bacony goodness!
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CLICK LINK IN BIO FOR MORE BACON BURGERS! The GBC Bacon Burger from @gebhardsnyc is the perfect way to start off International Bacon Day: our @certifiedangusbeef Butcher’s Blend, bacon, house pimiento cheese, lettuce, Roma tomato, pickled jalapeño on a seeded Parisi burger bun. Click the link in our bio to see more amazing bacon Burgers. Also, be sure you are following @burgerweekly – we are hosting a takeover with amazing Bacon Burgers all day! #InternationalBaconDay #NationalBaconDay 🍔: @gebhardsnyc
The California Burger from @unclesamsburger is a bacon-lover’s dream. It joins the freshness of California-style cuisine with the versatility of bacon in the form of onion bacon jam to evoke a savory and sweet experience unlike any other. Click the link in our bio to see more amazing bacon Burgers. #InternationalBaconDay #NationalBaconDay 🍔: @unclesamsburger
You can’t celebrate International Bacon Day without this magnificent monster of a Burger from Chef @timkast1 of @baddaddysburger. The Bacon Cheeseburger on Steroids is aptly named: This Burger features a proprietary Burger blend that @schweidandsons makes for Bad Daddy’s, topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle slices, melted cheese, and six or seven strips of crispy bacon. Click the link in our bio to see more amazing bacon Burgers. #InternationalBaconDay #NationalBaconDay #SNSBWTakeover 🍔: @baddaddysburger
For obvious reasons, #InternationalBaconDay wouldn’t be complete without the 6 Degrees if Kevin Bacon Burger from @meltbargrilled. This beauty features @schweidandsons Butcher’s Blend, hickory smoked bacon, black pepper crusted slab cut bacon, maple bourbon glazed smoked pork belly, Italian pancetta, herb cream cheese with bacon bits, in-house made bacon infused mayonnaise, sharp cheddar, fresh romaine and sliced tomato. Click the link in our bio to see more amazing bacon Burgers. #NationalBaconDay #SNSBWTakeover 🍔: @meltbargrilled
Need some lunch ideas for International Bacon Day? How about the Bacon To The Fourth Power from @cloverleaftavern? It’s got 4 layers of bacon: ground bacon in the blend, Applewood smoked bacon, bacon jam, and seared slab bacon. Click the link in our bio to see more amazing bacon Burgers. #InternationalBaconDay #NationalBaconDay 🍔: @cloverleaftavern
You need to try this Mexican twist on the American classic. The Chicharrones Guacamole Burger from @smacksburgers features our Butcher’s Blend topped with pepperjack, lettuce, tomato, housemade guacamole, & chicharrónes. Click the link in our bio to see more amazing bacon Burgers. #InternationalBaconDay #NationalBaconDay 🍔: @smacksburgers
Savory and sweet come together in this Burger from @chefwsimpson of @bbkingbluesnyc. The aptly named Sriracha Apple Bacon Burger features Sriracha- and cinnamon-apple-seasoned bacon, chipotle sauce, and onion rings atop a @schweidandsons Burger. Smoky and sweet never tasted so good. Click the link in our bio to see more amazing bacon Burgers. #InternationalBaconDay #NationalBaconDay #SNSBWTakeover 🍔: @bbkingbluesnyc
Let’s finish #InternationalBaconDay off strong with the mouthwatering Rise N’ Shine Burger from @tastyburgerusa. It’s packed with warm melted cheese, a delicious fried egg, delectable crisped-to-perfection all natural bacon, and finished off with some ketchup. Click the link in our bio to see more amazing bacon Burgers. #NationalBaconDay 🍔: @tastyburgerusa
The Wagyu Doughnut Burger from @aroogas is nothing short of genius: @schweidandsons Katana blend wagyu Burger topped with crispy Applewood smoked bacon, creamy American cheese, and served on a glazed doughnut as a bun! Click the link in our bio to see more amazing bacon Burgers. #InternationalBaconDay #SNSBWTakeover 🍔: @aroogas
Here’s how you crush, own, destroy, win and basically all out dominate #InternationalBaconDay! – Two of our fresh Butcher’s Blend Burgers (proprietary blend of chuck, round and sirloin) – American cheese – cheddar cheese sauce – beef brisket bacon – jalapeño bacon – Spanish paprika bacon – bourbon barrel aged bacon – all-natural, butcher-cut slab bacon – sesame brioche How did you celebrate #NationalBaconDay?