Remember BURGER CHEF?

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    Feb 09, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
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    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burger_Chef
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    .......am I the only one that notices what's wrong with the logo?
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
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    Yes, as late as the mid 70s had almost as many locations than the rival McDonald's chain. This pic is similar to the one that was on Rt. 73 south just north of the then Two Guys (now Kohls) in my town of Marlton, NJ (it was demolished in the early 70s as I recall). The site is still empty.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    Used to love their milkshakes.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    Must be an east coast thing.. never heard of it.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidMust be an east coast thing.. never heard of it.

    East and Midwest - Hardess bought them out in early 1980s and converted a lot of them to Hardees. Do you recall the Steer Inn (get it?) or Gino's speaking of relic fast food chains?
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    Feb 09, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    Speaking of which, why do they call the one chain "Arbys" and what was it originally called?
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:18 AM GMT
    The one of two we had here in the New Orleans area were bough out by Burger King franchises.
  • RSportsguy

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    Feb 09, 2012 10:21 AM GMT
    I think it was the first fast food chain to offer a salad bar. Ahead of its time! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    h0ck3y_david saidremember pappans family penis restaurants?
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    Give me more info - not out here in the East? WTF - they had that as a logo and NO ONE saw the, um, outline?? Let me guess they hired hot boys to work there?
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    Feb 09, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    I do remember the outside of these Burger Chefs in my home State of New Jersey. But I never went inside one. I hated hamburgers (still not one of my favorites), and didn't try any fast food places until I entered the Army at age 20.

    In New Jersey at that time we either went to a proper restaurant, or a classic Jersey diner or roadside stand if you were traveling, even a drive-in. Or perhaps a Howard Johnson's, which was sort of like a fancier diner, still with a lunch counter but adding nice seating, too.

    I still favor locally owned places over big fast-food chains, whether at home or when traveling. They don't have to be fancy or gourmet, but some individual character helps, so I can tell one from the other. And people there I can talk with and get to know, especially if I'll be returning.

    I hate going into places where I'm always a stranger. My late Father was exactly the same way.
  • drypin

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    Feb 09, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    I don't remember Burger Chef, but I was a huge fan of Carrolls when I was younger.
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    They became an enormous Burger King franchisee in the 1970s and closed or converted most of their Carrolls stores. Shame... I used to be able to sense when we were approaching one in the car with uncanny precision.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 09, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    I don't remember anything like that.
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    Feb 09, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    A Steer Inn is actually still operating in Richmond Hill, Ontario at 9839 Yonge Street.
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    Feb 09, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
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    Those building look easily convertible into some cool-looking laundromats.

    Speaking of which, they could use their own page on this:

    http://www.notfoolinganybody.com/schmindex.html
  • patmos9990

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    Feb 09, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    A car dealership sits on the Burger Chef site in my home town.
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    Feb 09, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
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    NakedBudd saidSpeaking of which, why do they call the one chain "Arbys" and what was it originally called?
    Probably the name of the guy who founded it.


    Arby"s = RB = Roast Beef.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    I don't recall Burger Chef here in California, but I remember (and we still have) Foster's Freeze hamburger places. I used to stop there on my bike as a kid with my buddies in the late 60's, & early 70's and we'd have burgers, fries & shakes. The quality was so good that when McDonald's came to town - and we tried them - we little kids realized Foster's was a much better product. I went to a Foster's Freeze for the first time in decades a few months ago.......and guess what? The taste and quality was just the same as I remembered. Many Foster's Freeze restaurants still look like they always did. What a trip back in time.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    We had them in Oregon...loved them.
    There was one a few blocks from home where I grew up and we'd walk there after school to get milkshakes. icon_biggrin.gif
    Didn't seem like it was there all that long though - 'magically' one day they were all closed.
    The buildings still exist though - they've been coverted to breakfast joints, hair salons and one is a martial arts club
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    Feb 09, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    Here's an interesting fact i uncovered websurfing about the Steer Inns - Dick Clark (of American Bandstand fame) owned a few of the franchises around Philadelphia and near the NJ shore in Sayreville, NJ - there was one at the Airport Circle (Rts 70 & 38 ) in Pennsauken and another one on Maryland Ave. in Newark (maybe Newport) DE and Rt 9 & Ernston Rds in Sayreville. Those are the ones through an internet search based on postings that recollect those locations were franchised to Dick Clark..
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    Feb 09, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    Never noticed the logo to be phallic. I wonder if anyone else did back in the day. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 09, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    How about BBF? Anyone?

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    Feb 09, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidHow about BBF? Anyone?

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    No but I love the sign (at least top part of it!)