Rank no. 329 – Cheeburger Cheeburger – US
Products & Services: Full-service restaurant
Number of Locations: 56
Total Investment: $215.25K – 577.5K
Began Franchising: 1991
The first Cheeburger Cheeburger, named for a Saturday Night Live sketch, opened on Sanibel Island in Florida, in 1986. The company began franchising its 50’s-style diners five years later. The menu offers customizable hamburgers, french fries, salads and milk shakes.
|FINANCING TYPE||IN-HOUSE||THIRD PARTY|
|Founded||Sanibel Island, Florida (1986)|
Cheeburger Cheeburger is a 1950s-style burger restaurant chain that started on Sanibel Island, Florida, United States, in 1986. They specialize in cheeseburgers, french fries, onion rings, and milkshakes.
Photos on the Wall of Fame are transferred to scrap books when the Wall is filled. This photo was taken at the now-shuttered Palisades Center Mall location inWest Nyack, New York.
Cheeburger Cheeburger’s menus claim it to be famous for its “Pounder" burger, which is 20 ounces of beef before cooking. Anyone who finishes the entire burger can have their picture taken holding a stuffed fabric “Pounder" and hung on that restaurant’s Wall of Fame. There is also a Wall of Fame for children, where children under 12 years old may appear if they eat a half-pound burger. If they are above the age of 12 they are unable to be on the half-pound wall, but are still able to appear on the regular pounder wall upon completion of a 1 pound burger.
When Cheeburger Cheeburger opened a restaurant in Glenview, Illinois, they were sued byBilly Goat Tavern, which had served as the inspiration for the original Saturday Night Liveparody. An out-of-court settlement was reached wherein the restaurant changed the name of the Glenview location to simply Cheeburger and agreed not to open another restaurant within 125 miles of downtown Chicago.
The burgers are made from Angus beef and come in about 4-5 different sizes: Usually including the kid burger, classic, semi serious, serious, delirious, and pounder.
There are over one million milkshake flavors which can be mixed to a customer’s liking to make a unique shake. There are also special shakes for the holiday season such as Mom’s Apple Pie, Hot Chocolate, and Egg Nog.