Did you know Pasadena is the birthplace of the cheeseburger? Neither did we, but here's the story: 

Lionel Sternberger decided to put a slice of American cheese on a burger in 1924 at his father's sandwich shop in Pasadena, the Rite Spot. What happened next is American food history. 

In celebration of this beautiful creation, 40 of Pasadena's restaurants, lounges and burger joints will offer signature burgers, special creations and deals from Sunday, Jan. 12 to Friday, Jan. 17.

The restaurants include a/k/a an American Bistro, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, Jake's of Pasadena and so many others! Restaurants will also compete in the Cheeseburger Challenge, where voters will decided their favorite cheeseburgers in different categories.

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