During world War II, tide of anti-German sentiment motivated some to describe hamburgers together "liberty sandwiches."
Note the discrepancy between WW1 and WW2. The cited source was an short article in The Chive around WW2.
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Hamburgers to be renamed “Liberty Steaks” in order to protect against the German-sounding surname for a brief duration of time.
Note the discrepancy in between "sandwiches" and also "steaks". The Chive doesn"t give a source.
The inconsistency in between articles and also the bad referencing has actually all the signs of a claim that is untrue. That is also similar to liberty fries, which has actually a basis in truth, therefore the insurance claim is remotely believable.
Did the U.S. Government ever make an effort to readjust the surname of hamburgers to "liberty sandwiches" or "liberty steaks"?
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Yes, several restaurants change the name hamburgers, but that doesn"t average the US government was involved.
World battle I example
From a 1976 interview through German-American T. Max Kniesche, who moved to mountain Francisco in 1907, and worked in restaurants and also cafes there:
Teiser: What to be it prefer in san Francisco because that Germans during the first world war? you were functioning at a clearly German restaurant.
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Teiser: did you change the kind of food the you served, or the decorations?
Kniesche: Well, the hamburger steak was Liberty Steak. French-friedpotatoes to be Liberty Potatoes.
World war II Example
This menu is from a new York cafe, in 1941:
Combination Grill, consist of of 1 lamb chop, 2 sausages and 1 liberty steak.
(I suspect, native context, the "liberty steak" referred to a hamburger patty, and also a "liberty sandwich" referred to a hamburger - a patty in a bun - yet I haven"t acquired a recommendation for that.)