July 28th is National Hamburger Day, so let's celebrate by finding out who you think has the best burger in the Stateline.

It was on this day back in 1900 that the first burger was served at a diner in Connecticut, sparking our love affair with this particular slab of grilled beef.

Here's a few fun facts about hamburgers from Foodimentary.com:

  • White Castle is the oldest fast food restaurant franchise in the world.
  • Americans eat more burgers in restaurants and on the go than they do at home.
  • The largest hamburger ever was made for a food festival in Wisconsin and it weighed 8,000 pounds!

Now, for the fun part. Where do we find the best burgers in the Rockford area?

According to reviewers on Yelp, these are the five best burger joints in Rockford:

  1. 15th & Chris
  2. Buddy's Burgers 
  3. Vintage@501 
  4. Beef-A-Roo 
  5. Five Guys Burgers & Fries

I totally agree about the deliciousness of these five places, but with so many great burger choices in the Rockford area, who do you think has the best?

Tell us below, and go forth and eat some great beef today!