According to the Oxford Encylopedia of Food and Drink in America, the combo became popular in WWII when franchised fast food establishments dealt with wartime meat rationing and used fries to pad out their meals. ... French fries are from France and hamburgers are supposedly from Hamburg, Germany.
Do you eat fries or burger first? it all depends, I usually start with the fries first and finish them first but eat them at the same time. If I'm driving I eat all the fries first then the burger. I only finish the burger first if the fries are nasty. A hot burger is more important than hot fries.
Legend has it that President Thomas Jefferson introduced the deep-fried potatoes at a state dinner in 1802 upon his return from a trip to France. French fries have become an iconic American food since. It's a default food because deep-frying potatoes in earlier times was not an easy thing for people to do at home.
Claims of invention. According to Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, the hamburger, a ground meat patty between two slices of bread, was first created in America in 1900 by Louis Lassen, a Danish immigrant, owner of Louis' Lunch in New Haven.
What country eats the most hamburgers? Uruguay consumed the most beef per capita in the world in 2016 followed by Argentina and Hong Kong. All three countries consumed more than 100 pounds of beef per capita. The United States consumed the 4th most beef per capita in the world in 2016.
Little Belgium is the champ! On a per capita basis Belgians consume more fries than we do in the U.S. And in my opinion, they “do up” their fries better.