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After German immigrants came to America in 1840, many people started eating “Hamburg steak.” The food later was called a hamburger. This chef is preparing hamburger patties from ground beef.

The McDonald’s restaurant chain can be found all over the world. The menus and signs may look different from one country to another. This restaurant is in China. How does it look different from American McDonald’s restaurants? How does it look the same?

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Making Connections


Do you like to eat hamburgers? What is your favorite food?


Have you read any other books about food? What did you learn?


Hamburgers came from a food that German people brought to America. What other popular American foods are from other countries?

Teacher Resources

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