Carolyn Armor Martinez

Lynwood, CA

#21 Mar 13, 2012
Sedagive wrote:
I worked at the Burger Q in 1967, when I was a junior at La Habra High School. The burgers were great. The owner, Jim (I don't remember his last name) would grind the beef fresh every day. I understand there is a Burger Q in West Covina still.
Jim Calahan
Steve B

Beaverton, OR

#22 Mar 17, 2012
I worked at the Burger Q in Rowland Heights off Colima Road back in 1966. Mike Basso was the manager. It was a fast-paced drive-thru on Friday and Saturday nights! I was going to Nogales High School while working there after having gone to Alvarado Elementary in Rowland Heights. Free love and Viet Nam.....interesting times!
Craig Chambers

Apple Valley, CA

#23 Jun 4, 2012
I also worked at the one on Colima (was called 5th ave) in Rowland heights in 1963 and 1964. Before that while in high school, I worked at the La Puente location on Hacienda Blvd. As I remember, the owners name was Charles Kupferer (not sure of exact spelling). I know he owned the West Covina, La Puente and Rowland Heights locations and his son ran or owned the location on Beach blvd in Huntington Beach. I thought they owned a fifth location, but I don't remember where. I used to make the BBQ sauce at the Rowland Heights location for the 3 locations in the area. I wish I had written down the recipe. I still make the same hot dogs.
Al Nevares

Stockton, CA

#24 Jun 13, 2012
Burger Q was the greatest! Especially the Chile
Burgers. I got out of the Marines in 1966 and worked at my brothers Mobil Station for awhile.
The burgers seemed better when it was raining.
I could sure go for one right now. What memories!
Todd

United States

#25 Jan 26, 2013
Carolyn, my grandparents owned a blueprint, engineering, and art store across the street form the La Habra Burger Q back in the early 60's to late 70's. I have great memories of my big sister walking me over to your parents drive in. I remember the western theme with the schooner and chuck wagon out front. Inside I recall big black ceiling fans. I also remember ordering a cheese sandwich that came wrapped in foil and was presented in a brow paper bag with a large black Q printed on the outside of the bag... On occasion I could get a chocolate shake.

So, now to the part as to why I wrote this. I just wrapped up making grilled cheese sandwiches for my two daughters. For the heck of it I googled La Habra Burger Q and found the post... I still make cheese sandwiches the same way I remember your folks did. Inverted sesame seed hamburger buns with American cheese. I'm sure I'm not doing the flavor justice that I remember and of course I'm missing the brown bag, but ateast the inverted burger bun tradition remains strong.

Thanks to your family, and my big sis for the memories.
Martin

San Diego, CA

#27 Jan 27, 2013
Does anyone remember the fish restaurant a little ways away ? Maybe I am getting the neighborhood confused, but I recall a casual restaurant with heavy rope and wood pylons -- sort of looking like a pier setting. They were on the north side Whittier Blvd. also, bu perhaps closer to Whittier, my home town.
Martin

San Diego, CA

#28 Jan 27, 2013
Carolyn Armor Martinez wrote:
If anyone wants to ask me questions regarding the Burger Q you can reach me at [email protected]
Hi Carolyn -- I emailed you several questions but it prob. went into your spam box. I asked if you had any siblings who also worked at the Q; how many locations were operating at the end .... what year did they stop operating or did they sell to another person under the same name ? Thank you.
Corey

Portland, OR

#29 Apr 26, 2013
Martin wrote:
Does anyone remember the fish restaurant a little ways away ? Maybe I am getting the neighborhood confused, but I recall a casual restaurant with heavy rope and wood pylons -- sort of looking like a pier setting. They were on the north side Whittier Blvd. also, bu perhaps closer to Whittier, my home town.
Your probably thinking of the Seafare Inn and its still there. My Aunt lives nearby and still goes there.
Stephanie

Willard, NC

#30 May 13, 2013
I just emailed you, I hope it's going to get to you! I loved the Q, best burgers and onion rings!!
Carolyn Armor Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Jim Calahan
BobbyC

Los Angeles, CA

#31 May 13, 2013
Carolyn Armor Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>My parents built the Burger Q drive in ..in 1949...My name is Carolyn Martinez...you can reach me at [email protected]
This is the first time I've been back to check this site in some time. I had given up. I would love to know the sauce recipe...
mary struchen

Logan, UT

#32 Jun 20, 2013
There was a burger q in placentia also
Carolyn Armor Martinez

Yorba Linda, CA

#33 Jun 20, 2013
BobbyC wrote:
When I was growing up in La Habra there was a drive thru on Whittier Blvd. across from La Habra High School. The name was “The Burger Q”. Does anyone remember this place? More importantly, does anyone know how to contact the people who owned the restaurant?
Yes Bobby My parents and I owned the Burger Q in La Habra..My rmail is [email protected]
Carolyn Armor Martinez

Yorba Linda, CA

#34 Jun 20, 2013
Todd wrote:
Carolyn, my grandparents owned a blueprint, engineering, and art store across the street form the La Habra Burger Q back in the early 60's to late 70's. I have great memories of my big sister walking me over to your parents drive in. I remember the western theme with the schooner and chuck wagon out front. Inside I recall big black ceiling fans. I also remember ordering a cheese sandwich that came wrapped in foil and was presented in a brow paper bag with a large black Q printed on the outside of the bag... On occasion I could get a chocolate shake.
So, now to the part as to why I wrote this. I just wrapped up making grilled cheese sandwiches for my two daughters. For the heck of it I googled La Habra Burger Q and found the post... I still make cheese sandwiches the same way I remember your folks did. Inverted sesame seed hamburger buns with American cheese. I'm sure I'm not doing the flavor justice that I remember and of course I'm missing the brown bag, but ateast the inverted burger bun tradition remains strong.
Thanks to your family, and my big sis for the memories.
Yes Todd that is exactly how the chese sandwiches were mad also the hot Dogs were made the same way with inverted buns...I still made mine that way at home..
Carolyn Armor Martinez

Yorba Linda, CA

#35 Jun 20, 2013
mary struchen wrote:
There was a burger q in placentia also
Yes Mary there was It was the 3rh my Dad had built..He sould It in 1972 moved to Big Bear and built the 4th,
Carolyn Armor Martinez

Yorba Linda, CA

#36 Jun 20, 2013
Martin wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Carolyn -- I emailed you several questions but it prob. went into your spam box. I asked if you had any siblings who also worked at the Q; how many locations were operating at the end .... what year did they stop operating or did they sell to another person under the same name ? Thank you.
My Father and Mother started the Burger Q in 1949 in Arcadia..then La Habra, Fullerton, Placentia, Big Bear....My parents sold me two of them La Habra in 1967 and State College, Fullerton in 1970 My exhusband and I owned them until 1975 and sold them..No I was the only Daughter and the people that bought the rest are all seperate owners with different names..except the La Habra restaurant that was bought by Carl's Jr..and called It the Green Burrito..
Carolyn Armor Martinez

Yorba Linda, CA

#37 Jun 20, 2013
Todd wrote:
Carolyn, my grandparents owned a blueprint, engineering, and art store across the street form the La Habra Burger Q back in the early 60's to late 70's. I have great memories of my big sister walking me over to your parents drive in. I remember the western theme with the schooner and chuck wagon out front. Inside I recall big black ceiling fans. I also remember ordering a cheese sandwich that came wrapped in foil and was presented in a brow paper bag with a large black Q printed on the outside of the bag... On occasion I could get a chocolate shake.
So, now to the part as to why I wrote this. I just wrapped up making grilled cheese sandwiches for my two daughters. For the heck of it I googled La Habra Burger Q and found the post... I still make cheese sandwiches the same way I remember your folks did. Inverted sesame seed hamburger buns with American cheese. I'm sure I'm not doing the flavor justice that I remember and of course I'm missing the brown bag, but ateast the inverted burger bun tradition remains strong.
Thanks to your family, and my big sis for the memories.
Yes Todd The Burger Q has an imprint on so many people...Glad that you sent the message..take care, Carolyn [email protected] om
Carolyn Armor Martinez

Yorba Linda, CA

#38 Jun 20, 2013
Martin wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Carolyn -- I emailed you several questions but it prob. went into your spam box. I asked if you had any siblings who also worked at the Q; how many locations were operating at the end .... what year did they stop operating or did they sell to another person under the same name ? Thank you.
There were 5 Burger Q's in all... together from 1949 to 1977 the last was in Big Bear, Calif. [email protected] Most everyone that bought the Burger Q's changed the name I believe the laHabra has the same large sign but says...The Green Buritto..Placentia's also has the large sing in front all the rest have re named them.
Carolyn Armor Martinez

Yorba Linda, CA

#39 Jun 20, 2013
Al Nevares wrote:
Burger Q was the greatest! Especially the Chile
Burgers. I got out of the Marines in 1966 and worked at my brothers Mobil Station for awhile.
The burgers seemed better when it was raining.
I could sure go for one right now. What memories!
Yes I still make the chile from the originial recipe..and they did taste great on a cold and rainy day...I am working on the 50th class reunion @La Habra High School..this August Did you go to LHHS accross from the Burger Q? I would like to manufacture the Burger Q sauce in bottles..maybe soon:)
Carolyn Armor Martinez

Yorba Linda, CA

#40 Jun 20, 2013
Stephanie wrote:
I just emailed you, I hope it's going to get to you! I loved the Q, best burgers and onion rings!!<quoted text>
Did you send me an email @ [email protected]?
Carolyn Armor Martinez

Yorba Linda, CA

#41 Jun 20, 2013
BobbyC wrote:
When I was growing up in La Habra there was a drive thru on Whittier Blvd. across from La Habra High School. The name was “The Burger Q”. Does anyone remember this place? More importantly, does anyone know how to contact the people who owned the restaurant?
Hello Bobby I am the Daughter of the original owners of 5 BurgerQ's..you can reach me @ [email protected] maiden name was Carolyn Armor

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