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Giant Burger Statues

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MacPherson's Drive-In [gone]
Long Beach, CA
Giant Burger [gone]
Max & Erma's
Pittsburgh, PA
Giant Burger [gone]
Max & Erma's
Columbus, OH
MacPherson's Drive-In originally had a giant burger over the roof. Later, when the restaurant switched to specializing in fried chicken around 1940, the whole building was covered with plaid. The name was also changed to MacPherson's Tom-O-Shanta.

The Pittsburgh Max & Erma's featured this giant burger above the entrance of the restaurant's downtown location. It was installed in 1998. This location closed in 2012 and the burger is gone now.

The burger in Columbus was installed on the back of Max & Erma's headquarters building in order to be visible from I-71. The company was bought out in 2010 and this burger is gone. I don't know of any other locations that have these giant burgers.

Giant Burger
Seymour, WI
Giant Burger
South of the Border
Dillon, SC
The Seymour Burger is a replica of the World's Largest Hamburger that was cooked here in 1989. The hamburger fed 13,000 people and was cooked on this 5,000 pound grill. I believe this statue was produced by FAST. Seymour is known as the "Home of the Hamburger" and a statue of its inventor, Hamburger Charlie, is just across the street. For more, see this website. [map]

The SOB Burger appears to be from the same mold as the Seymour Burger. It fits right in with all the other giant fiberglass statues, neon and carnival-like atmosphere of South of the Border. There are two giant ice cream cones nearby as well as a giant spark plug. For more about this place, see this page. [map]

63 Diner [gone]
Columbia, MO
Giant Burger
Suring, WI
Giant Burger
Waseca, MN
Giant Burger
Port Townsend, WA
The 63 Diner had a giant burger and fries displayed outside. This burger appeared to have come from an A&W Family statue. The restaurant closed in 2015 and remains vacant. The burger and fries were still there in 2016. However, they were gone by 2018.

The fiberglass Giant Burger in Suring is located at Cool Twist Depot. I'm not sure if the business is still there but the Burger was still there in 2018. [map]

The wood-carved Giant Burger in Waseca is installed at Barney's Drive-in. [map]

The wood-carved Giant Burger in Port Townsend is located at Fat Smitty's restaurant. [map]

Giant Sandwich
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Norma's Burgers
Olympia, WA
The Giant Sandwich in North Myrtle Beach is installed on top of Oscar's sign. The 3-D sculpture features every imagineable sandwich filling. It is approximately six feet long. [map]

Norma's Burgers opened in 1993. This giant burger might have been installed then. [map]

EZ's Burger Deluxe
Wenatchee, WA
2008: 2016:
EZ's Burger Deluxe has been here since 1992. Between 2009 and 2012, the soft drink cup was repainted from Coca-Cola to Pepsi-Cola. The burger and fries were also repainted. For more, see this website. [map]

Major's Burgers
Yakima, WA
Major's Burgers
Union Gap, WA
These two Major's Burgers locations feature giant burgers, fries and cups on the restaurants' roofs. There was also a spinning plate of food at a location in Kennewick, WA. That location is gone now. The Yakima location opened in 2000. [Yakima map]; [Union Gap map]

Carnitas Michoacan #3 [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
TV Cafe [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
Sam's Tacos
Los Angeles, CA
Carnitas Michoacan #3 featured a giant burger, fries, drink and dinosaur on the roof. The place is closed in 2016. The building was demolished and the statues are gone.

Sam's Tacos is just around the corner from Carnitas Michoacan #3. The burger, fries and drink appear to be the same design. The elephant and giraffe are probably the work of a different artist. [map]

This photo of the TV Cafe was taken in 2008. By 2012, the building was gone. The giant food and animal sculptures have enough variation that I don't think they are the same ones that are at Sam's Tacos. For more, see this website.

Giant Burgers
North Hollywood, CA
These Giant Hamburgers were built as a prop for the 1988 film "Miracle Mile". They revolved on a pole which projected from a sign built for Johnie's Coffee Shop in Los Angeles during the filming. The Hamburgers are now part of the Valley Relics Museum collection. They are in storage at the museum's North Hollywood storage lot. For more, see this website.

More Giant Hamburgers:
Burger Dive Burgermobile (Somerville, MA) [map]
Westport Flea Market Burgermobile (Kansas City, MO)
Burgermobile (near Riverhead, NY)
Hi-Way Drive-in (Carrington, ND)

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