A New Haven restaurant serves one of the 10 best burgers in the country for under $10, according to The Daily Meal. (Shutterstock)
NEW HAVEN, CT — A famous burger restaurant in Connecticut recently ranked among the 10 best burgers for under $10. The Daily Meal’s "America’s 10 Best Burgers for Under $10" list includes the historic New Haven eatery Louis’ Lunch, which ranked fifth.
According to the The Daily Meal, the burger costs $6.25 but certainly does not cheap out on taste. Served between two slices of bread, the burger is flame-broiled in a vertical hinged-steel wire gridiron that cooks it on both sides at the same time.
"Supposedly, one day in 1900, a gentleman hurriedly told Louis’ Lunch proprietor Louis Lassen to make him ‘something he could eat on the run’ and was sent on his way with a blend of ground steak trimmings between two slices of toast," Daily Meal editor Dan Myers writes. "Thus, as legend has it, the hamburger was born. That same exact sandwich is still what’s being served at this New Haven, Connecticut, must-visit today."
That story is not far-fetched, given that Louis’ Lunch has been recognized by the Library of Congress as the "Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich." Family-owned and operated since 1895, Louis Lunch is currently run by its 4th generation of owners and is one of the oldest family-run businesses in the country, according to their website.
Topping the list at first place was the cheeseburger served at Burger Joint in New York City, which costs $9.42 and typically requires waiting in a line (The Daily Meal notes the burger is well worth the wait). Other burgers on the list can be found in California, Texas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.