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Glossary of Regional Burger Styles

The thing with Regional Burger Styles, they’re all around you, and you probably haven’t noticed. Sure, knowing the joints that helped shape burger history is a small part of the journey. There is much to learn and try when it comes to the diversity in styles of America’s favorite sandwich. In this post, I’m going…

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Whataburger in Florida

Before we get into all of the Whataburger locations in Florida, it’s history time. *WHATABURGER HISTORY Paul Barton and Harmon Dobson founded Whataburger. They opened their first restaurant in Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 8, 1950, right across from Del Mar College. Only a couple of months earlier, Dobson had met Burton and decided to…

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Burger Chains in South Florida that Closed

When I’m amongst my burger-loving friends we always discuss burger chains that aren’t in South Florida anymore or those that we wish were. In some cases, a restaurant might fall into both categories. There are some restos like for example Roy Rogers that were available in the Snapper Creek Service Plaza on the turnpike (Kendall area) for…

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White Tower in Toledo, Ohio

WHITE TOWER On my drive from Lansing, Michigan to Columbus, Ohio, with my wife Marcela, we stopped in at Toledo, Ohio, for a little bit. The plan was to grab a burger and look around for some antique shops. White Tower was the number one stop on my itinerary. Once upon a time, the White…

Burgers | Burgers in Michigan | Food History

Henry’s Hamburgers – Benton Harbor, Michigan

My wife Marcela and I left had just left Powers Hamburgers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with the next stop on my All About The Burger book signing tour being Henry’s Hamburgers in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Now, I’ve only seen Henry’s Hamburgers in pictures, so my excitement level is rising as we approach. I’m then humbled…

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Halo Burger – Flint, Michigan

Halo Burger is a burger chain located in and around Flint, Michigan. It began its life as the Kewpee Hotel Hamburgs chain founded by Samuel V. Blair in 1923. After an issue arose with the trademark in 1967, the owner of the original Kewpee location changed its name to Bill Thomas’ Halo Burger. His name…