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There are few things that are more iconic than a burger in New York. The city has a lengthy history with the meat patty — some claim that it stretches all the way back to 1847 — and you'd be hardpressed to walk a block or two without stumbling upon some variation of the burger served at a restaurant, deli or food cart. But how did the city get from the humble beginnings of the Hamburg steak to the foie gras-stuffed version we've become accustomed to seeing at some of the city's finest establishments? In the following graphic, Food Republic presents a handy infographic on all things burger in the Big Apple. This post is brought to you by sponsor Amstel Light — the official beer of the burger.

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