PICKLES

Did you know…?
Although Christopher Columbus may be credited for sailing the ocean blue in 1492 and discovering America, many Americans don’t realize that Columbus also brought pickles to the new world. According to www.foodmusuem.com, Columbus brought pickles from Haiti. Since then, Americans have embraced the crunchy, green pickles on top of burgers, sandwiches and hot dogs, or simply on the side.

MILKSHAKES

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According to www.mshake.com, milkshakes were originally alcoholic whiskey drinks served as a tonic as well as treat. However, by the 1900s, milkshakes were transformed into wholesome ice cream treats and the three classic flavors were born: chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. By the 1930s, milkshakes had become the popular beverage to drink at malt shops. Although reduced-sugar//low-fat/no whip milkshakes have become the trend in today’s society, PICK-QUICK still focuses on making milkshakes from all-natural ingredients and seasonal fruit.

HAMBURGERS

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You-sure-betcha Wisconsin is known for its cheese, but many Americans may not realize that it is also the home of the hamburger. According to www.whatscookingamerica.net, in 1885, Charlie Nagreen of Seymour, Wisconsin was selling meatballs at a county fair when he realized his meatballs weren’t selling well because of their lack of convenience; meatballs were too difficult to eat while strolling around the fair. In a flash of innovation, Nagreen thought of flattening the meatball and placing it between two slices of bread, thus making it easier to eat while walking and the hamburger was born.