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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/06 15:45:12 (permalink)
I REMEMBER WINKY'S! I FREQUENTED THE ONE LOCATED IN BETHEL PARK, PA. AS A TEENAGER I WORKED AT THE BETHEL PARK BAKERY AND ATE AT WINKY'S EVERY DAY. THE BIG WINKS WAS THE BEST ANYONE REMEMBER FREDDY'S PIZZA LOCATED ON RT 88?
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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/06 16:15:41 (permalink)
We had a Burger Chef on Hywy. 100 in West Allis WI. If I remember right, they were the home of the "Concrete Malt". Thay were real malts too, not shakes. You couldn't drink them through a straw but they were great.
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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/06 17:21:48 (permalink)
My favorite part of Burger Chef was the "works bar". It allowed you to make a burger to your liking with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, etc. I would buy a cheap burger and fill up with all of the toppings. To those who have not been to Hardee's in the last couple of years I would suggest you give them another try. They have dramaticly improved the quality of their food.
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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/08 12:07:59 (permalink)
As much as I use to like Buger Chef ( my very first fast food meal! ), unfortunately when I think of Burger Chef, the first thing I think of is the Burger Chef murders. I occasionaly pass by the restaurant when I'm near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, its a repair shop now I believe.
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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/08 12:15:06 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Mark in Ohio

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Originally posted by rmcielwain


Speaking of Borden-owned chains, anyone remember the "Borden
Burger" chain which existed in the early 70's? I remember seeing
one outlet back in Mansfield, Ohio, in 1972. [|)]


Am I remembering correctly that their restaurants were topped with a "Whirling Satellite" and called "BBF's" for Borden Boy Foodarama, or was it Burger Boy Foodarama? My memories are muddled in that haze of 1960's/70's fifteen cent burgers....

Nope, you are not remembering correctly. BBF and Burger Chef were different animals.
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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/08 12:37:30 (permalink)
I think BF was bought out by Burger King. The very first happy meal I ever saw was at a BF on Plymouth Rd when I was in HS, that was a long time ago. I graduated from Livonia Franklin in 1972!
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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/08 12:48:53 (permalink)
What Burger Chef murders, TI?
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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/08 16:34:54 (permalink)
I remember the Burger Chef in Terr Haute, Indiana, back in the day when even McD's was good.

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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/08 19:15:16 (permalink)

Burger Chef's "Works Bar" was the buffet of the working poor in our little town. You bought your basic burger, trotted it over to the WB and transformed it into a Dagwoodian monstrosity.

Rest in peace, Burger Chef and Jeff.........
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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/08 23:26:24 (permalink)
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Originally posted by TJ Jackson

What Burger Chef murders, TI?


I ran across something that mentioned this after doing a Google search for Burger Chef. I think it was on a site called "Forgotten Indiana" or something of the such.
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RE: Burger Chef 2004/12/08 23:29:23 (permalink)
Let's see if this works:
"On November 17th, 1978, Jayne Friedt, the 20-year-old assistant manager of the Burger Chef at 5725 Crawfordsville Road in Indianapolis was abducted along with three teen-age co-workers, Ruth Shelton, 17, Danny Davis, 17, and Mark Flemmonds, 16. Their bodies were found two days later in a hilly, wooded area off Johnson County road 700 North, near Center Grove High School. Friedt was stabbed to death, Shelton and Davis were shot in the back of the head, and Flemmonds was beaten and died because of choking on his own blood. The crime occured as the store was closing, and when the police were called early on Saturday morning, they assumed it was a burglary and told the employees they could clean up the store and reopen. By the time the bodies were discovered, valuable forensic evidence had been destroyed. Despite a shaky confession by Donald Ray Forrester in 1996 , who was also serving a 95-year sentence for rape, the crime has never been offically solved. The store remained open, eventually becoming a Carquest Auto Parts store and then an appliance store after Hardees elected to build a new store closer to the interstate. The field where the bodies were found is now the Timber Heights subdivision."
From http://www.lostindiana.net/html/burger_chef.html
Lost, Forgotten, I was close.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/01/09 08:16:37 (permalink)

Check the prices at this Burger Chef from the 1960's. You just don't get good counter help anymore these days either....


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RE: Burger Chef 2005/02/07 23:53:22 (permalink)
I have a photoblog of my Burger Chef memorabilia at[url='http://burgerchefreliquary.blogspot.com']The Burger Chef Reliquary[/url]. Feel free to visit...
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/02/08 00:15:15 (permalink)
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Originally posted by RowdyTheologian

I have a photoblog of my Burger Chef memorabilia at[url='http://burgerchefreliquary.blogspot.com']The Burger Chef Reliquary[/url]. Feel free to visit...


Hey Rowdy... Welcome to the forums! NICE SITE THERE! Thanks for sharing! Lets hear some of your stories!

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RE: Burger Chef 2005/03/25 17:03:21 (permalink)
I remember the two Burger Chefs in Hagerstown MD were I grew up. The burgers were good, & I think only 15c. back in the 60's.
The locations were sold out to local concerns by the mid 70's, one of the buildings is now a pizza joint, & the other was razed just last year for an auto part store. The pizza joint still uses part of the original sign structure.

One I'd like to find a little more on was Tastee Freez.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/03/29 21:41:57 (permalink)
I remember the Burger Chef. They ran a star wars promotion when the first Star Wars came out if i remember correctly. Good burgers.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/05/23 23:44:24 (permalink)
I can tell you aboput a burger chef( and jeff), that we had in the seventy's in livonia michigan. i went there for lunch from junior high, we liked it cause you could load them burgers up with all sort's of fixin's at the condiment bar.. good price and load um up.. oh yah, it's still standing, it became a hardee's, then a sub shop, then another independant, then finally a wendy's..
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/05/26 10:44:43 (permalink)
To madcat, I remember Burger Chef from OKC in the 60's. They were pretty decent. They only had drive through. I dont know what happened, they just seemed to disappear??
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/05/26 10:48:04 (permalink)
Years ago, I went to an A and W place. You had the car hops and you ate in your car. Root Beer was fantastic and the "teen burger" was pretty good!! What is up with them. Havent seen for a while!!
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/06/08 16:48:06 (permalink)
Wow! There's been quite a spike in prices for Burger Chef/Star Wars memorabilia since Revenge of the Sith came out. I noticed one seller who just a couple of month ago was selling the complete set of Burger Chef Funmeals for $99 is now asking $155. And the Star Wars posters that were given away by Burger Chef are selling for $10 each, when normally they fetch about $18 for the complete set of four. It's a seller's market for those of you out there looking for a quick buck...Rowdy

P.S. For those of you visiting [url]www.burgerchefreliquary.blogspot.com[/url] be sure to check out the archives, there's much more to be seen there that doesn't appear on the homepage.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/06/10 11:43:30 (permalink)
This thread brought back some nice childhood memories. Burger Chef was the 1st fast food joint that ever came to my hometown.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/06/16 21:45:28 (permalink)
There was a Burger Chef in Cookeville, TN until about 7 years ago. It was not particularly good but I ate there occasionally in college. We lived in Indy when I was really small and I loved Burger Chef! I remember their ads had the Burger Chef and his sidekick Jeff. I called the place Burger Chef and Jeff.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/07/02 08:09:24 (permalink)
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Originally posted by RowdyTheologian

I have a photoblog of my Burger Chef memorabilia at[url='http://burgerchefreliquary.blogspot.com']The Burger Chef Reliquary[/url]. Feel free to visit...


<P> Here are some pictures from Schroeder's in Danville, Illinois. Not sure if you have seen these before. <P> http://www.geocities.com/sandyshamburgers1/bc/bc.html
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/07/03 03:47:50 (permalink)
Wow, Xbam, thanks for the tip! I've added the link to my site.

Also, I've moved the Burger Chef Reliquary to http://www.TheBawdyCloister.com/reliquary . The new site is better categorized and much easier to navigate.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/07/03 10:55:09 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Wallyum

Let's see if this works:
"On November 17th, 1978, Jayne Friedt, the 20-year-old assistant manager of the Burger Chef at 5725 Crawfordsville Road in Indianapolis was abducted along with three teen-age co-workers, Ruth Shelton, 17, Danny Davis, 17, and Mark Flemmonds, 16. Their bodies were found two days later in a hilly, wooded area off Johnson County road 700 North, near Center Grove High School. Friedt was stabbed to death, Shelton and Davis were shot in the back of the head, and Flemmonds was beaten and died because of choking on his own blood. The crime occured as the store was closing, and when the police were called early on Saturday morning, they assumed it was a burglary and told the employees they could clean up the store and reopen. By the time the bodies were discovered, valuable forensic evidence had been destroyed. Despite a shaky confession by Donald Ray Forrester in 1996 , who was also serving a 95-year sentence for rape, the crime has never been offically solved. The store remained open, eventually becoming a Carquest Auto Parts store and then an appliance store after Hardees elected to build a new store closer to the interstate. The field where the bodies were found is now the Timber Heights subdivision."
From http://www.lostindiana.net/html/burger_chef.html
Lost, Forgotten, I was close.

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Wow, Wallyum, I can't top that story, but I'll share a similar one about the sniper at Chillicothe's BBF in the early '70s:

Chillicothe had two Burger Boy Foodaramas (BBF's - remember the whirling sattelite "sign" ?) in the early 1970's and the one on Western Avenue was the scene of sniper activity one morning. As customers were parked at the drive through window, they became targets as an apparently disgruntled young black male opened fire with a rifle from the brush of the large hill across the avenue. An ex-girlfriend's older sister (who I never liked anyway) was one of the first victims, I believe she caught a slug in the arm. After another customer was shot, the newly-formed SWAT team combed the wooded hillside and eventually found the shooter with a self-inflicted bullet wound to the head under a house where he had crawled. Police identified him, searched his car, and found a Jimi Hendrix Experience eight track tape in his car and quickly pronounced the shooting as being drug-, not race-, motivated and averted civil unrest in an already tense community.

After that, business was off at the BBF, which acquired a number of nicknames, Bullet Burger being the favorite.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/07/03 11:09:04 (permalink)
Here in Chas, WV in the early 70s, there were only a Burger Chef, a couple BBFs and a Long John Silvers on the "fast food" menu. Burger Chef stayed open the longest at night and was almost across the street from my favorite bar. I ate a lot of those burgers and sometimes never got a chance to digest them.
Just another memery that makes me glad I don't drink anymore.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/07/03 14:55:27 (permalink)
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Originally posted by wesleyman

I remember the Burger Chef. They ran a star wars promotion when the first Star Wars came out if i remember correctly. Good burgers.


I just found the 1977 Burger Chef commercial advertising free Star Wars posters, it features characters from the movie visiting a Burger Chef. I added the file to my site,[url='http://www.thebawdycloister.com/reliquary/2005/07/star_wars_poste.html']you can watch it here[/url].
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/07/27 15:04:25 (permalink)
there was a Burger Chef in Hazlet NJ--building still is there, but now it's called Burger Haven--sign still looks like the BC sign tho.


Anyone else remember Wetson's? They were a big chain here in NJ in the 60's, 70's.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/10/15 06:03:07 (permalink)
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Originally posted by madcat

Does anyone remember burger chef, i used to go to one in Northville MI, when i was a kid in 1976 they just semmed to fade away to hardees.
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RE: Burger Chef 2005/10/15 06:05:18 (permalink)
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Originally posted by madcat

Does anyone remember burger chef, i used to go to one in Northville MI, when i was a kid in 1976 they just semmed to fade away to hardees.
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