What Is America’s National Dish?

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A number of different foods are considered to be America’s national dish, but none have been officially named as such. Some examples of classic American dishes include hamburgers, hot dogs, apple pie and Chicago-style pizza.

In 2012, CNN listed the top 50 greatest American dishes. The number-one spot on the list was given to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Other foods that appear on CNN’s list include cheeseburgers, hot dogs, apple pie, chocolate chip cookies and Chicago-style pizza. On the other hand, National Geographic picks hamburgers as the national dish of America. Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Conn. has served hamburgers since 1900.