At this year's National Hamburger Festival in Akron, they deep-fried burgers:
The Deep Fried Cheeseburger is one of many unique treats visitors can expect at this weekend’s festival. Culinary creations such as Cheeseburger Soup, Black Bean Burgers and outrageous burger toppings join the lineup of festival favorites along with Funnel Cakes and Dippin’ Dots.I'd like to try the deep-fried burger, but I don't know the veracity of the claim that the hamburger was invented in Akron.
For two full days of fun, Lock 3 will be taken over by burgers, buns and more to celebrate the tasty concoction created right here in Akron more than 120 years ago by the Menches Brothers. The Original Burger has come a long way since then, affirmed this year by the debut of the world’s first Deep Fried Cheeseburger.