Russ Van O

Chula Vista, CA

#42 Jul 24, 2013
Carolyn Armor Martinez wrote:
If anyone wants to ask me questions regarding the Burger Q you can reach me at [email protected]
I loved the burgers with the special BBQ sauce. I do remember that it was sold to an Asian couple and then it was never the same. I think that the sauce was a mixture of Chris and Pitts BBQ sauce and mayo. I also remember your family having a Burger Q in Big Bear.
Stephanie Worley

Cherryville, NC

#43 Sep 14, 2013
I remember Burger Q! My family would all get burgers but I liked the taquitos with green sauce. Oh yes, and the onion rings where very good. I can still taste them from memory.
I left California in 2009 and the building was still there - occupied by "The Green Burrito" - they served up good eats too.
Didn't Burger Q serve A&W root beer?
LHHS Alumni Class of 71

Downey, CA

#44 Jan 21, 2014
Carolyn Armor Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>My parents built 5 Burger Q's from 1949 to 1975..Yes the one on bradford was one of them
My parents moved to La Habra in 1953. My brother graduated LHHS in 1960. I graduated from there in 1971. I just ate lunch at a place called G&K Burger on Live Oak Ave. just east of Myrtle/Peck Rd. on the border of south Monrovia & north El Monte. The current owner was telling me about the history of the place and showed me a business card for Burger Q Restaurant which he says is the original name of the place.
Was this one of your parents restaurants? What a small world.
HandyAndy Goodman NC

Greensboro, NC

#45 Jan 31, 2014
Hi Carolyn,
Just wanted to thank you and your family for some great memories and great food, The Burger Q was my favorite place to eat when I lived in LH, graduated LHHS in 69 and still atlk about how great the food was there.
HandyAndy Goodman NC

Greensboro, NC

#46 Jan 31, 2014
Hi Martin, this is the place you are thinking of and it was in Whittier http://www.seafareinn.net/
Mickey Wilson

Lake Elsinore, CA

#47 Jun 7, 2014
Carolyn Armor Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>No Ray, I have the receipe..I am the Daughter of the original owners.
Hello so glad I looked up burger q I was just talking to my friend about me making the q dogs for my nephews n nieces we both graduated LHHS in 86. Brought back lots of great memories. Thanks
Jane

La Mirada, CA

#48 Jun 21, 2014
MartinC wrote:
I grew up in East Whittier from 57 to 67, then moved Uptown Whittier, near the business district from 67-71. I remember my parents driving to the Q many times. There was also a fish restaurant nearby, with front yard decor of thick ship rope, pier poles, shells and sand. The food was great and prices modest.
Thanks for the memories, Burger Q.


I grew up in East Whittier too during the same years. My Brother worked at the Burger Q but he passed about 10 years ago. The Seafare Inn with the boat and sand just closed last month and they are going to raze the building. Sad.
Josh

Englewood, CO

#49 Jul 7, 2014
I grew up in West Covina and we would eat at the Burger Q there in town, some of the greatest memories I have revolve around family get togethers where we would all eat our burgers around the pool. Went back a few years ago and noticed that the location had closed. Carolyn does your family have plans to resurrect this delicious burger joint? I would love for my children to experience the taste of the Q.
Gary Mallory

West Covina, CA

#50 Sep 3, 2014
I worked at the Burger Q in La Puente that was located on Hacienda Blvd near Amar in 1964 and 1965 while going to Los Altos High School and my first year at Mt. SAC. The other guys went to La Puente High, and Bishop Amat. The secret sauce was a mix of barbeque sauces, thus the reason for the Q in the name. We used a squeeze bottle to put it on the burger right after we turned it over. The regular burgers had mayo, lettuce and tomato and onions on request. The owner was Charles Kuperfer, and his manager was a guy named Bert. When we say the Q truck coming down the street, we would yell Bert Alert, and quickly clean the place up. We had a lot of girls come by to see us, and we would put notes on the shake lids and put them inside the burgers. We had lots of fun working there, and we were busy all the time.
Alan Nevares

Manteca, CA

#51 Nov 9, 2014
Sandy S wrote:
I graduated from LHHS in '66. Burger Q had the BEST burgers I've ever eaten in my life! Wish I could get the recipe for their sauce. I was told many years ago that the owners closed the place and never shared their "secret sauce" recipe. If anyone knows anything about it, I'd surely appreciate the information.
Hi Sandy. Don't know why I started thinking about Burger Q. They had a Chili Burger to die for!
Got out of the service in '66 and used to work at my brother at his Mobil Station on La Habra Blvd
Just South of Imperial Hwy. Do you remember a girl at LHHS by the name if Diane Roentgen?
Take care.
Craig Chambers

Palm Desert, CA

#53 Feb 15, 2015
Gary Mallory wrote:
I worked at the Burger Q in La Puente that was located on Hacienda Blvd near Amar in 1964 and 1965 while going to Los Altos High School and my first year at Mt. SAC. The other guys went to La Puente High, and Bishop Amat. The secret sauce was a mix of barbeque sauces, thus the reason for the Q in the name. We used a squeeze bottle to put it on the burger right after we turned it over. The regular burgers had mayo, lettuce and tomato and onions on request. The owner was Charles Kuperfer, and his manager was a guy named Bert. When we say the Q truck coming down the street, we would yell Bert Alert, and quickly clean the place up. We had a lot of girls come by to see us, and we would put notes on the shake lids and put them inside the burgers. We had lots of fun working there, and we were busy all the time.
Hi Gary, I also worked at the La Puente Burger Q in 1962 and 1963 while attending Los Altos High School. I then worked at the Rowland heights location in 1963 and 1964 after I graduated from Los Altos in 1963. I have no idea who Carolyn Armor Martinez is, but the Martinez family didn't own it when I worked there. Owner was Charles Kuperfer and yes, Bert was the manager. I remember Bert always wore "fly" sunglasses. I think I remember you from Los Altos, my wife Donna, of almost 50 years also went to Los Altos and graduated in 1964.
tkup

Nashville, TN

#54 Feb 15, 2015
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?
My grandfather owned it
BadGasAss

Denver, CO

#55 Feb 15, 2015
tkup wrote:
<quoted text>
My grandfather owned it
Good. Now everyone knows who to sue for getting worms!
tkup

Nashville, TN

#57 Jun 19, 2015
Carolyn Armor Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks, Wally..my father bulit the Burger Q in 1949..and yes I have the orginal receipe of the Q sauce.
My grandfather owned them. Thomas Charles Kupferer.
tkup

Nashville, TN

#58 Jun 19, 2015
Craig Chambers wrote:
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.
Hi Craig. Charles Kupferer was my grandfather and Stan, his son worked there. My dad doesnt remember the recipe either and we've been trying to see Stab remembers.
tkup

Decatur, TN

#59 Jun 25, 2015
Craig Chambers wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Gary, I also worked at the La Puente Burger Q in 1962 and 1963 while attending Los Altos High School. I then worked at the Rowland heights location in 1963 and 1964 after I graduated from Los Altos in 1963. I have no idea who Carolyn Armor Martinez is, but the Martinez family didn't own it when I worked there. Owner was Charles Kuperfer and yes, Bert was the manager. I remember Bert always wore "fly" sunglasses. I think I remember you from Los Altos, my wife Donna, of almost 50 years also went to Los Altos and graduated in 1964.
Thank Craig, I was wondering who this woman is as well, as my grandfather, Thomas Charles Kupferer, built them, and sold them off when he retired.

Since: Feb 15

Palm Desert, CA

#60 Jun 26, 2015
tkup wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank Craig, I was wondering who this woman is as well, as my grandfather, Thomas Charles Kupferer, built them, and sold them off when he retired.
The store in Rowland Heights was on 5th ave.(Now Colima rd.) on the S/E corner of Desire ave and 5th ave. That location was pretty slow, so I worked there during the week by myself. Worked 7am to 7pm and did the food prep for the other stores in the morning hours. Lettuce, tomatoes, onions and also made the BBQ sauce. Bert, the manager of the chain, would pick up the prepared items and take them to the La Puente and West Covina stores. Your Grandfather would show up on occasion to see how things were going.
tkup

Decatur, TN

#61 Jul 9, 2015
Craig Chambers wrote:
<quoted text>
The store in Rowland Heights was on 5th ave.(Now Colima rd.) on the S/E corner of Desire ave and 5th ave. That location was pretty slow, so I worked there during the week by myself. Worked 7am to 7pm and did the food prep for the other stores in the morning hours. Lettuce, tomatoes, onions and also made the BBQ sauce. Bert, the manager of the chain, would pick up the prepared items and take them to the La Puente and West Covina stores. Your Grandfather would show up on occasion to see how things were going.
Do you remember the recipe for the sauce?? hehe. Ive been tossing the idea aroudn with my dad about opening one in Nashville
Gary

West Covina, CA

#62 Nov 4, 2016
Sandy S wrote:
I graduated from LHHS in '66. Burger Q had the BEST burgers I've ever eaten in my life! Wish I could get the recipe for their sauce. I was told many years ago that the owners closed the place and never shared their "secret sauce" recipe. If anyone knows anything about it, I'd surely appreciate the information.
Yes I know the burger Q hamburger I had it in 1964 I think the key ingredient sauce was mayonnaise and a little barbecue sauce mixed with it I tried it and it tasted just like the sauce that I had in 1964 I think that's what they did try it I think you'll agree it's just getting the right mixture
Gary

West Covina, CA

#67 May 17, 2017
Sandy S wrote:
I graduated from LHHS in '66. Burger Q had the BEST burgers I've ever eaten in my life! Wish I could get the recipe for their sauce. I was told many years ago that the owners closed the place and never shared their "secret sauce" recipe. If anyone knows anything about it, I'd surely appreciate the information.
Yes I think I know how it was done with the sauce very simple they use mayonnaise and barbecue sauce what combination I don't know try it it will bring back memories

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