Burger Chef Drive-In

10119 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA
and
3755 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, VA
and
44 West Mercury Boulevard (Langley Circle)
Hampton, VA

 
THEN: NOW:
"...I cruised down Jefferson Avenue, wondering what strip mall or chain would be standing over the old Burger Chef. To my amazement, the structure survives and even retains some traces of the unmistakable shape.
Sadly, the sign is gone. 
It was well past dark, so no image this time, but I will send one soon."
1965 Anchor, p. 218 Thursday, January 15, 2004 Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Friday, December 12, 2014
12/02/03 Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/12/04
Thanks, Dave!
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/15/04
Thanks, Dave!
Tom Norris (HHS -'73)
of VA - 12/23/04
Thanks, Tom!
Courtesy of Facebook - 12/13/14
 
THEN:
I wasn't searching for this;  I came upon it quite by accident. It is NOT a Hampton Roads location. It was in Annandale, VA
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/23/07
WOWZERS!  Thanks, Dave!
 
THEN:
 
Extra-Rare 1973 Burger Chef Marketing Planner
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/05/04
Thanks, Dave!
 
THEN:
Knit Cap Wooden Nickles Mug
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/14/04
Thanks, Dave!
 
THEN:

"I found several nifty web sites with BC memorabilia. Have a look:"
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.
dll?ViewItem&item=2217658161
&category=13997

http://hometown.aol.com/jsf605213/
myhomepage/
http://www.freewebs.com/burgerchef/

http://www.geocities.com/burgerchef_jeff/

http://www.fortunecity.com/underworld/
defender/866/bchef.html
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/12/04
Thanks, Dave!
 
THEN AND NOW:
Lookin' good .... you can also add 44 West Mercury Boulevard to the addresses .... that was the one at Langley Circle.
I am heading to Denbigh Sunday to pick up some HHS memorabilia from the early 50s and will get a picture of that one as well.
The building is still standing and is recognizable, as is the Custard place on Jefferson.

In 9th grade (summer of '69) I would walk to the Burger Chef on Kecoughtan ... buy two Big Chef's at 49 cents each,
then walk to Merrimac Motors and buy a nickel Coca-Cola.
For a little over a buck that was quite a meal.
I made that walk on 12/22/2004 to take the pictures .... what a change in 35 years!
Can't get a sandwich in the vacant lot, but you can still get a Coca-Cola at the Eckerd Drug store,
but the drink now costs more than the entire meal did then.
- Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 12/23/04
Thanks, Tom!

 


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