6.12.09

Burger Chef



BURGER CHEF
An American fast-food restaurant chain that started in 1954
and lasted until 1996. Burger Chef was an American
fast-food restaurant chain founded in 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The chain expanded throughout the United
States, and at its peak, it was second only to McDonald's in the
number of locations nationwide.
The chain was successful in Rhode Island for many years.

"I remember the jingle. "For a nickel and and a dime you get..
french fried potatoes, great thick shakes, and the greatest
fifteen cents, hamburger yet!" Imagine, fifteen cents!!!"

- Maria DeAngelis




 
Vintage 1970's Burger Chef Glass













19 comments:

  1. Fond memories at the N. Smithfield location. Used to be one of the hangouts for us teens in the late 70`s.

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  2. I do believe that jingle was for Kelly's Hamburgers. There was one in Olneyville back in the '60's

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  3. I stand corrected! It WAS the Burger Chef Jingle. My apologies!!!!!

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  4. I remember the one in Cranston. It was located at the corner of Park & Gansett.

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  5. I used to go to the one in CF as a kid. MMmmm.. Funburgers!

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    1. This is where I met my wife of 30 yrs. Still going strong!

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  6. I worked at the one in Middletown in 1976,

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  8. This is where I met my wife of 30 yrs. Still going strong!
    Oddly enough, I was just in Indiana this past week. Didn't realize Burger Chef originated there.

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  9. My youngest of 4 children, used to love it there & say I want to go to "The Face".

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  10. Does anyone know the years that burger chef operated in Warwick, RI?

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  11. Please, does anyone have any pictures of the Cranston Buger Chef, Please email me mondomkieradio@aol.com
    thank you for your help
    I still live in Cranston R.I.
    Michael Cardillo

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  12. I remember the one on Post rd. It later became the rocky point chowder house. We used to hit the one in Cranston right next to the YMCA. I get a regular burger then take it over to the salad bar and put all sorts of toppings on it. LOL. Thought I could beat the system. My cousins husband used to work at that one. I think there was another one in Warwick right on Warwick Ave on the Cranston/Warwick line across the street from the old Warwick Shoppers World.

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  13. Hey, I think Burger Chef is still around! But in another country. I came across this Instagram account for the company. Same logo and everything! Give it a look! http://instagram.com/burger.chef

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  14. Their Big Chef was delish! Better than the Whopper.

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  15. I do remember that in 1963 you could buy a complete lunch for $1.00 and get change back!
    The Burger Chef on Hartford Avenue in Johnston was the best.

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  16. I do remember that in 1963 you could buy a complete lunch for $1.00 and get change back!
    The Burger Chef on Hartford Avenue in Johnston was the best.

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  17. We loved the Burger Chef on Rt. 6 in Somerset, best burgers ever! Would go there for lunch, Robert Hall for clothes, Kerr Mill and Arlans in case we didn't find what we wanted in Fall River...a full day of food and shopping. As kids, the exploration of all those buildings was more fun than coming home with bags of stuff...and of course, Burger Chef!

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  18. use to get 3 cheese burgers big fries and shake for a buck back in the early 60s..great food u could taste..

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