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Burger Joints Northern California


Ben's Big Burger
Sacramento, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a shot of Ben's Big Burger in Sacramento. Also featured in Alan Hess's Googie book, there's even less of Ben's today than in this photo which was taken quite some time ago.


UPDATE 09/10 : Ben's Big Burger has gone through several iterations over the years. A few years ago, the place was becoming a BBQ joint. 09-10



Giant Burgers
Hayward, CA
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Here's a good look at a Giant Burgers location in Hayward. The classic sign is a good one for a roadside hamburger chain. Here's a shot of another location at night.



Oscar's Burgers
Berkeley, CA
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Near the University campus in Berkeley is an old roadside eatery Oscar's, still showing off proudly its whimsical arches and globe lighting.




Sam's Super Burgers
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Check out this mid-century colored fast food sign for Sam's Super Burgers in Oakland, CA.



Texas Size Burgers
Lodi, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

If you're hungry and on the world, how could you resist a burger stand with the name of Texas Size Burgers.




Kwik Way Hamburgers (Closed
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's a couple of shots the Kwik Way Hamburgers in Oakland, CA. This old time burger joint still features lettering and lighting from years back, 1956 to be exact.


Look at the lettering on the Kwik Way in this close up of the side facade.


Kwik Way
Oakland, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a shot of the front of the Kwik Way. This drive-in was recently in the news when residents and preservationists were successful in stalling McDonald's from replacing and demolishing the Kwik Way.


UPDATE 04/11 : The Kwik Way closed down and has been reopened as the Park Way Drive in. 04-11

UPDATE 12/14 : The Kwik Way was closed down on August 1, 2014. The place is now home a Merritt Bakery, if only for temporary purposes. The buiding is still destined to be demolished and turned into condos. 12-14









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