Hamburger invented whereThere have been many claims about the origin of the hamburger. There is a reference to a "Hamburg steak" as early as 1884 in the Boston Journal. On July 5 . Aug 6, 2013 . While the inspiration for the hamburger did come from Hamburg, the sandwich concept was invented much later. In the 19th century, beef from . . The Big Mac marked an evolution in the image of the hamburger. The exact origin of the hamburger may never be .