Halo Burger is a burger chain located in and around Flint, Michigan. It began as the Kewpee Hotel Hamburgs chain founded by Samuel V. Blair in 1923.
After an issue arose with the trademark in 1967, the original Kewpee location owner changed its name to Bill Thomas’ Halo Burger. But, of course, his name was Bill Thomas, so I’m sure that makes more sense to you now that I included that detail.
Years later, they shortened the name to just Halo Burger.
Bill Thomas would open a second Kewpee location (800 S Saginaw Street) in downtown Flint, Michigan, at the old Vernor’s Ginger Ale building in 1951. This location is still standing today, and it hosted one of my book signings (All About the Burger) during National Hamburger Month 2019.
By the way, I’m a big Kewpee fan and have a bunch of Kewpee Hotel Hamburgs and Bill Thomas’ Halo Burger memorabilia on display at my Burger Museum in Miami, Florida.
Now, even though I didn’t order one, I thought it was ingenious how Halo Burger decided to name their quarter pounder a Q.P. All you have to do is say it out loud, and you’ll see what I mean.
I ordered some Halopeños (breaded jalapeños), which was how to get this party started. We’re in Michigan, so I needed Koegel’s Flint Coney in my life.
Koegel is a hot dog brand, well more than that; it’s a meat company based in Flint, Michigan. This Coney was excellent. Look, I ate so many Coney Dogs during my three-week road trip I could easily pick up a side gig as the Coney Dog Beast.
Halo Burger Menu
Damn, that Triple Cheeseburger was great
During a conversation with the Halo Burger staff, they mentioned that their Triple Cheeseburger was a big seller. So please take a long look at the Triple Cheeseburger picture below and tell me if it doesn’t make you want to jump into the screen.
I’m not kidding when I tell you it was better than it looked, and that’s saying something. Unfortunately, I may have also mistakenly ordered a Supreme Burger (half-pounder).
I don’t have a picture of it, but maybe it’s because I devoured it so quickly that I left no proof. Damn, it was good. Please remember, I ate the Supreme Burger by mistake, lol.
Shoutout to Dre, who made my burgers; that guy is a master! If you’re ever in the vicinity, or even if you’re not, you need some Halo Burger in your life.