16 October 1902, Decatur (IL) Daily Review, pg. 3, col. 2:
"They smell good they taste good and by gum they are good," excites one dealer as he deftly turns the steaks on the griddle, splits the buns and slices the onions ... It may be dessicated dog, pulverized mule of ground prime beef, it is all the same. It smells good, tastes good, and by gum, it is good.
''Hamburgers'' = pastilla Hamburgensia
California Revisited 1858-1897
By T. S. Kenderline
Doylestown, PA: Doylestown Publishing Company
"Hamburger’s," a sandwich with a filling of chipped meat and onions...