Burger Chef (page 1)

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The first Burger Chef opened in Indianapolis, IN in 1958. By the 1960s, there were locations in 38 states and, by 1969, there were 1,000 locations. But in the 1970s, under the ownership of General Foods, the company went into decline. Many became Hardee's outlets, some became Mr. Cook restaurants. The last operating Burger Chef closed in 1996. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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Portland, OR
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Hazlet, NJ
The former Portland Burger Chef was most recently the 6th Avenue Deli. It was vacant in 2008. In 2011, the building was being used as a temporary office for a construction company working across the street.

The former Hazlet Burger Chef and its sign were converted into Jim's Burger Haven. Although the building no longer resembled the original, a couple of old Burger Chef trash cans remained in use. In 2009, Jim's Burger Haven closed. In 2010, the building and sign were demolished.

More Portland Burger Chefs:
SE Powell
SE 122nd

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Kenova, WV
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Albuquerque, NM
This Burger Chef in Kenova closed around 1985. The building now houses a Stewarts Original Hot Dogs. For more, see this page.

The former Burger Chef in Albuquerque is now occupied by "Liu Chinese Fast Food". The sign was adapted.

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Martinsburg, WV
This former Burger Chef in Martinsburg was vacant when this photo was taken in 2012. It previously housed Union Sales Dodge.

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Pikesville, MD
The Pikesville Burger Chef was home to the the Pikesville Home & Garden Center for many years. In 2005, it was vacant and used for a TV commercial for the Yellow Book (phonebook). They painted the exterior and created a mock-up counter in the interior (photos bottom row above, thanks Spencer Stewart). By 2007, the building and sign were gone.

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Baltimore, MD
This former Burger Chef has been home to the Roost since 1974. The top row of photos is from 2004. By 2007, the sign had been artfully repainted. The bottom row of photos is from 2010.

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Richmond, VA
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Emporia, KS
This former Richmond Burger Chef appears to be owned and/or partially used by the auto repair business next door. The sign is gone.

This Emporia Burger Chef building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2010.

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Junction City, KS
This former Junction City Burger Chef still features the original lights inside. The building now houses Street Rods.

Schroeder's Drive-in
Danville, IL
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Conway, SC
Schroeder's Drive-in opened as a Burger Chef in 1960. The name was changed and sign adapted in 1992. The building looks nothing like the original. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

The Conway Burger Chef is now used as Conway Ford's used car lot.

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Petersburg, VA
The Petersburg Burger Chef has been altered for another restaurant use. [2nd photo thanks Robby Delius]

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Beaumont, TX
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Ocala, FL
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Springfield, MA
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Metairie, LA
All that remains of this Beaumont Burger Chef is the sign shape. The building for Seņor Toro's looks nothing like the original restaurant.

This Ocala Burger Chef sign has been adapted for Aunt Fannie's Restaurant. The building, if it is still original, has been drastically remodeled.

This Springfield Burger Chef sign has been reworked for Dezi's Jewelry Exchange & Pawn. The building looks nothing like the original.

The former Metairie Burger Chef, last used as the Fun Arcade, had the tell-tale roof arch and building style. The building was demolished in 2009 with plans to build a new restaurant on the site. The sign had been long gone.

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