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Urbanspoon reveals the quirky origins of famous foods

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Have you ever wondered where that delicious hot dog you’re munching on originated from? Probably not while you’re eating, it’s tough to think of anything when what you’re eating is so yummy. But for all of you curious food junkies, restaurant discovery app Urbanspoon has broken down where some of our favorite foods got their start.

Attached to this article are images of the foods below. Also, check out Urbanspoon for the full list, here are five of our favorites:

Chimichanga, Tucson, Arizona. Though there is some controversy regarding its exact restaurant of origin, Tucson claims the food as its own. Chimichangas are deep fried burritos, whose popularity has exploded out of the Southwest and around the world.

The Ramen burger, Brooklyn, New York. One of the year’s hottest foods offers a fresh take on an old classic. A foodie favorite, the Ramen burger’s fried noodle bun is a can’t-miss.

Corn Dog, Texas. The Corn Dog came to be in Texas in the 1920s, but its well-known stick didn’t come until later. Corn dogs in their current fashion became popular when they surfaced at the Texas State Fair later in the decade.

Chicken and Waffles, Pennsylvania Dutch country. A long-time favorite in the Southern parts of the country, Chicken and Waffles actually originated in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Many restaurants serve the dish as a large waffle topped with a fried chicken breast smothered in syrup.

Hamburger, New Haven, Connecticut. Despite roots in Hamburg, Germany, the modern hamburger is all-American. Created in the 1900s, the hamburger is credited to New Haven’s Louis’ Lunch restaurant. Though others have tried to claim it, the Library of Congress officially awards the creation of the Hamburger to Louis Lassen and his Connecticut diner.

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