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Five Fun Facts About Cheeseburgers

September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day when all who love the delicious beef patty topped with cheese celebrate one of the world's greatest culinary inventions.

At Broadway at the Beach, many of our restaurants are known for serving delicious burgers with any number of wonderful accompaniments from cheeses like swiss, blue and American, to bacon, tomato, fried onions and more. Some, like Johnny Rockets, even serve burgers up with a song and a dance.

Today, as we celebrate, we hope these five fun facts about cheeseburgers will get your mouth watering for your next burger delight.

Three different states claim to be the birthplace of the cheeseburger. California says Lionel Sternberger was working in his father's Pasadena sandwich shop in 1928 when he experimented with dropping a slice of American cheese on a beef patty —and the cheeseburger was born. But Kentucky claims a Louisville restaurant called Kaelin's invented the cheeseburger in 1934. And Colorado says that the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver invented the cheeseburger in 1935, and has both a 1944 court order and a trademark to prove it.

A cheeseburger can be really, really big. Minnesota may not have been the state that launched the cheeseburger craze, but it holds the world's record for the BIGGEST cheeseburger. In 2012, a casino there served up a 2,014-pound bacon cheeseburger that was 10 feet in diameter.

Cheeseburgers can get pretty pricey. Some cheeseburgers cost way more than a great steak. In New York, $295 will get you a "Burger Extravagant" with black truffles, cheddar cheese, a fried quail egg, caviar and more served on a gold-dusted roll. For $666, a food truck serves up sarcasm with its pricey cheeseburger made of Kobe beef wrapped in gold leaf and topped with foie gras, lobster, truffles and gruyere cheese melted with champagne steam.

Cheeseheads celebrate the cheeseburger too. Wisconsin is a state where its citizens proudly call themselves "cheeseheads" and wear foam cheese wedges on their heads at football games. It's also home base for the Cheese & Burger Society which celebrates the burger and its topping, shares recipes, and provides facts about the cheeses we love to put on them.

The cheeseburger is so awesome that it has its own song. "Cheeseburger in Paradise" was written by Jimmy Buffett after a long time at sea on his first boat. Provisions were running low and night after night, Jimmy kept dreaming about a cheeseburger. He eventually came upon a marina on the island of Tortola that just happened to have a cheeseburger on its bar menu. Today, Jimmy continues to show his love for the food by serving up great burgers at his restaurant, Margaritaville, right in Broadway at the Beach.

Now that you have the facts, isn't it time you headed out to your favorite Broadway restaurant to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day?

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Three Great Myrtle Beach Sports Bars For Football Fans

Are you ready for some football?

While it's fun to head to the stadium and catch the game live from the 50-yard line, that's not always in the cards. So what's the next best thing to being in a stadium cheering on your favorite football team? It's the camaraderie and excitement of a sports bar, where you can see all the game action on giant screens, and enjoy the company of excited fans who love the game as much as you do.

A sports bar offers the next best thing to that perfect game day at the stadium: Suit up in your favorite team's jersey. Get settled in and order up a heaping plate of nachos. Grab hold of a generous helping of hot wings. Sip on an ice-cold drink, and get ready for kick off!

But where can you find a great sports bar experience in Myrtle Beach? Three of the area's top sports bars are right in the middle of the action at Broadway at the Beach.

There's not a bad seat in the house at Broadway Louie's, one of the largest sports bars along the Grand Strand. It's where you'll find a 25-foot jumbo screen that puts you in the middle of the action, plus four additional giant television screens and 35 smaller ones that let you keep on top of several games at once. Specials on food and drink make it easy to keep your game face on for college and NFL action.

Broadway Louie's is the place to go for NCAA college football Saturdays, NFL Sunday Ticket, Monday Night Football, and NFL Network Thursday. There's even Monday Night Football NFL Trivia and NFL Bingo.

Then there's the unique atmosphere of Chuck & Duck's Sports Grill. Fifty 50-inch high definition LED TVs ensure that you won't miss one minute of that much-anticipated game. A jumbo-screened wall with nine 50″ TVs is used separately to watch nine sporting events at once or turned into a jumbo display to showcase one big special event. The fun even spills out onto two patios outfitted with big-screen TVs. On crisp fall nights, it's fun to join other fans relaxing around a fire pit and watching games on the outdoor TV screens. Monday through Friday, Chuck & Duck's is one of the area's most popular spots for Happy Hour, which they host from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Only in Myrtle Beach would a raw bar also be a great sports bar. The Original Shucker's Raw Bar built its reputation on fresh raw oysters, fried Oreos, awesome appetizers, great sandwiches, and hearty dinners. Voted "Best Raw Bar" by Myrtle Beach locals, it's also well-equipped for sports fans looking to catch their favorite game.

Two big-screen projectors and 30 flat screen televisions carry NFL games, College Game Day, and ESPN 360. But Shuckers isn't just for spectators. This is a place where you can watch a game and enjoy some in-your-face action yourself. Challenge your friends to a game of pool, darts, Golden Tee, Pin Ball, and even Shuffleboard.

At Shuckers every day deserves its own Happy Hour. Specials are offered from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on oysters, shrimp, mussels, and wings. Plus, there are discount prices on all beers and house drinks.

Next time you're looking for a great game experience and your team is playing out of town, why not test drive a sports bar. It's the next best thing to being in a stadium seat.

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When It’s Game Time, Broadway Is Sports Central

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Are you a sports fan? Do you love the excitement of a crowd cheering on your favorite team? Is your favorite sport football, basketball, baseball, soccer, boxing, golf? Or do you just love the excitement of any kind of competitive sport?

While it's fun to head to the stadium or arena to catch a game live, that's not always possible. So why not head to a sports bar to meet up with some like-minded fans and make new friends?

It's okay to suit up in your favorite team's jersey – you won't be the only one at the bar wearing team colors. And you'll never get hungry, because as the game action plays on giant screens, and the food keeps flowing.

Three of the area's top sports bars are right in the middle of the action at Broadway at the Beach.

Broadway Louie's is one of the largest sports bars along the Grand Strand. There are no bad seats in this house. A 25-foot jumbo screen keeps you in the middle of the action, plus four additional giant television screens and 35 smaller ones let you watch several games at once. Broadway Louie's is the place to go for NCAA college football Saturdays, NFL Sunday Ticket, Monday Night Football, and NFL Network Thursday. There's even Monday Night Football NFL Trivia and NFL Bingo. Specials on food and drink make Louie's an affordable option for date nights.

Chuck & Duck's Sports Grill is filled with fifty 50-inch high definition LED TVs to ensure that you won't miss one minute of any game. A jumbo-screened wall with nine 50-inch TVs lets you watch nine sporting events at once or it can be transformed into a jumbo display to showcase one big special event. Two patios with big-screen TVs let you move the fun outdoors where you can even relax around a fire pit. Monday through Friday, Chuck & Duck's is one of the area's most popular spots for Happy Hour, which they host from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fresh raw seafood is served up with the sports at the Original Shucker's Raw Bar. The oysters are outstanding, and the appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees are just as awesome. Voted "Best Raw Bar" by Myrtle Beach locals, it's also one of the best sports bars in town. Two big-screen projectors and 30 flat screen televisions are tuned to all the best sports offerings. This is where you can tap into services like NFL games, College Game Day, and ESPN 360. If you're more into participating than spectating, Shuckers also has pool, darts, Golden Tee, Pin Ball, and even Shuffleboard. Shuckers shifts into high gear at Happy Hour when specials on oysters, shrimp, mussels, and wings are offered from 4 p.m. Discounted prices on all beers and house drinks make it easy to wash down your food with your favorite drink.

The next time you think "sports," think Broadway at the Beach. It's where great games, food and fun are waiting for you.

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Two Wineries Serve Great Tastes & More At Broadway At The Beach

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Do you enjoy experiencing different wines? Would you like to learn more about the wine-making process and sample several wines along the way? Are you adventurous enough to try wines that are untraditional or unusual?

In one afternoon at Broadway at the Beach, you can visit two wineries, experience wines you love and discover new tastes.

Savoring an enjoyable glass of wine can be one of the high points of any day. But selecting a new wine to try or serve to guests can be challenging. A guided wine tasting can introduce you to new favorites in categories you enjoy or surprise you as you discover a new taste that delights you.

At Coastal Carolina Winery, you can enjoy a wine tasting of seven different wines. Wines are also served by the glass and the bottle. Wine slushies are offered as special treats.

A trip to this winery doesn't have to be adults only. The kids can enjoy a non-alcoholic blueberry slushy and join you as you learn how wine is made. The whole family can explore the wine tanks, bottle machine and see how the bottles are corked.

At Coastal Carolina Winery, there are also unique wine-related souvenirs, tee shirts, and handmade Carolinas pottery that will dazzle you with its artistry. Foodies will enjoy sampling items from the winery's own selection of chutney, salad dressings, sauces and dips.

Over at Boardwalk Winery, charming wine labels highlight special types of wines that will evoke memories of warm days and cool evenings at the beach. This small, gourmet winery specializes in wines that (as the winery staff likes to say) are a "vacation in a bottle."

Wines here range from dry to sweet. Traditional white and red wines are offered, but you won't want to miss the chance to taste the unique flavors of their fruit wines like blackberry and mango-peach blends.

Their wine tasting room provides opportunities to sample special wines with irresistible names like "Endless Summer," "Ocean Breeze," "Cruzin," and "Summer Nights."

And, if you're from out of town or want to send a gift, Boardwalk Winery will ship your selections for you.

Make time to experience the wineries of Broadway.

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From the Original to Gourmet, Burgers Rule At Broadway

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Americans love their burgers. The ultimate comfort food, a really good burger can be one of the greatest culinary experiences known to man, woman or child.

It's hard to believe that the burger has only been around since 1900. That's when genius restauranteurs started putting the so-called "hamburger steak" on a bun and adding condiments.

At Broadway at the Beach, hamburgers and cheeseburgers are among our visitors' favorite foods. Our restaurants have been serving up great burgers since they opened their doors in the mid-1990s.

Broadway is home to Johnny Rockets and its specialty, "The Original Hamburger." This one-third pound burger is the star that launched the restaurant in 1986. Rockets' cheeseburger version has been rated a 12 by diners using a scale of 1 to 10!

Burgers served by Hard Rock Cafe are sure to shake, rattle and roll you into hamburger heaven. Seven different varieties start out with a half-pound of Angus beef and build from there. Hard Rock serves up a great burger experience from the "Classic Burger" with traditional "fixins" to the exotic "Tango Burger" layered with slow-cooked Sloppy Joe, American or jack cheeses, barbecue sauce, and finished with blue cheese and horseradish mayonnaise.

Good Time Charley's offers 16 different types of burgers. From traditional American cheeseburgers to the "All In" burger with jalapenos, bacon and more, to "The Hangover" burger with its over easy egg on top, there's something for every burger lover.

At Liberty Brewery & Grill you can grab a specialty beer and build your own burger. Starting with a certified Angus beef burger, the add-on possibilities include an assortment of cheeses, applewood smoked bacon, bacon & onion marmalade, crispy onion straws, fried bread & butter pickles, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, balsamic onions, and Southern slaw. Yum!

Wet Willie's starts off with its "Original American Classic" burger, but from there it's a wild ride into the world of gourmet burgers. Cheeseburger sliders and kosher dill pickles are served on a stick, the "Burn Baby Burn " is blackened and topped with Louisiana hot sauce, pickled jalapenos and Pepper jack cheese; and the "Hawaiian Lei Burger " is teriyaki glazed and topped with grilled pineapple and bacon. If you like mushrooms and Swiss cheese, the "Swiss Guard " has them. But the most unique burger is a "Better With Butter" which is smothered in a mound of grilled-in-butter sweet onions and topped with American Cheese.

From the original to the gourmet, burgers rule at Broadway.

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