Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Have it your way at Burger Chef

How much do I love this old commercial for Burger Chef, found on YouTube?

From the Works bar (I loved gussying up my own burger as a kid because I did NOT like mustard) to the shockingly new concept of a salad bar to the eye-scorching uniforms of the counter staff to the Carol Brady-esque shag on the mom sinking her teeth into a burger, it's all there, and it's all awesome.

7 comments:

GoBetty said...

It looks like animation and voices from some of the Saturday morning Schoolhouse Rock folks.

RadioGuyZak said...

AWESOME!! I had a Burger Chef craving and actually bought one of these on ebay. A little pricy but worth it for the memories. I've had several comments on the shirt.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BURGER-CHEF-ringer-t-shirt-retro-70s-vintage-style_W0QQitemZ250026457711QQihZ015QQcategoryZ850QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Adam875 said...

Fast food places in New York City don't put mustard on their burgers and they never have (by "never" I mean the 30 years I can vouch for). And EVERY time I go to a McDonald's out of town I forget, and I'm all "what the hell is on my burger??" I love mustard, but I don't believe it has any place on a hamburger. Ketchup is for burgers, mustard is for hot dogs. It's just how I was raised.

kathryn said...

The only thing I remember about Burger Chef is that they had little potted plant seedlings as prizes in their kid's meals. Or did I dream that?

Anonymous said...

Hey Kathryn-

You didn't dream that. :)

I loved the tray the kids meals came in; there was a place for everything. The food wasn't all dumped in the box. And sometimes, there were suckers in the bottom part of the tray. :)

Oriole said...

There was a Burger Chef just a block away from my high school. Back then, a cheeseburger was 35 cents. When they introduced that works bar, I could go and dress up a regular cheeseburger with tomatoes, lettuce and onions like a quarter-pounder. Good times.

Joe said...

I loved Burger Chef, worked there for 3 and a half years. Had a lot of fun and worked with a lot of great people. I miss it.