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(FOX6Now)   Man raffles off two George Webb hamburgers that had been stored in his freezer since 1987   (fox6now.com) divider line
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2022-10-03 9:36:02 AM  
are these supposed to be amazing burgers? I've never heard of them, but now I want the T-shirt they sell with the logo on the george webb website.
 
2022-10-03 9:50:14 AM  
I thought it was a telescope
 
2022-10-03 10:04:50 AM  

phedex: are these supposed to be amazing burgers? I've never heard of them, but now I want the T-shirt they sell with the logo on the george webb website.


I don't think they ever rose to the 'amazing' level. Been probably decades since I've had one, and they were ... okay. There aren't nearly as many Webb's as there used to be. Over the decades in which old Milwaukee neighborhood corner bars disappeared, lots of Webb's disappeared, too. People loved Webb's because they were everywhere and they were always open after the bars closed at 2 AM.

For amazing burgers in Milwaukee I'll point you to Oscar's on Pierce, or Crave Cafe in Shorewood.
 
2022-10-03 12:43:15 PM  

phedex: are these supposed to be amazing burgers? I've never heard of them, but now I want the T-shirt they sell with the logo on the george webb website.


The big deal was that George Webb's had a free burger giveaway if the Brewers won more than 12 games in a row.  They did in 1987 and gave away more the 150,000 burgers in 8 hours.  The two in TFA May be the only two survivors.

The only notable thing that I remember about George Webbs is that the had two clocks, side by side.  My recollection is that there were set one minute apart.  There are conflicting stories about the reason for that gimmick.
 
2022-10-03 12:47:17 PM  
Here's some tidbits about the George Webb burger chain in Wisconsin (mostly the Milwaukee area):

Nothing is under a heat lamp. Every burger is made after it's ordered on a glorious flat top.

Not sure about now, but when I lived in Milwaukee (1954-1981), most if not all of the chain were open 24/7 and breakfast was available all day.

The chain coontil 2018 as the article states) would run ads stating various deals (like a free burger, IIRC) if the Braves/Brewers won a set number of games in a row.

Back when I was still a kid (1960-1972 or so), the chain would run a once a week ad in the Milwaukee Journal (nightly newspaper back when there was a day and night newspaper...the morning one was the Sentinel). It was in the comics section. In the '60s, I believe the coupon in the add was 11 burgers for a buck. Eventually (while I was still living there) it was reduced to 7 for a buck.

Their burgers were tasty, albeit probably only 3 ounces a patty or so. But a great diner burger, IMO.

The restaurants were smallish (maybe seating for no more than 40 or so) with a combo of booths, maybe a table or two and counter seating. The counter was always busy and some folks preferred it.

They were also well known for their made from scratch chicken noodle soup.

It was the kind of place where the waitress would come to your table and say "What'll ya have?"

Finally, I've stated this many times...the best damn hashbrowns on the planet, hands down.

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2022-10-03 4:38:37 PM  

Gough: phedex: are these supposed to be amazing burgers? I've never heard of them, but now I want the T-shirt they sell with the logo on the george webb website.

The big deal was that George Webb's had a free burger giveaway if the Brewers won more than 12 games in a row.  They did in 1987 and gave away more the 150,000 burgers in 8 hours.  The two in TFA May be the only two survivors.

The only notable thing that I remember about George Webbs is that the had two clocks, side by side.  My recollection is that there were set one minute apart.  There are conflicting stories about the reason for that gimmick.


I want to say it was because city of Milwaukee you couldn't operate 24/7 so this was their work around.
 
2022-10-03 11:27:41 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Gough: phedex: are these supposed to be amazing burgers? I've never heard of them, but now I want the T-shirt they sell with the logo on the george webb website.

The big deal was that George Webb's had a free burger giveaway if the Brewers won more than 12 games in a row.  They did in 1987 and gave away more the 150,000 burgers in 8 hours.  The two in TFA May be the only two survivors.

The only notable thing that I remember about George Webbs is that the had two clocks, side by side.  My recollection is that there were set one minute apart.  There are conflicting stories about the reason for that gimmick.

I want to say it was because city of Milwaukee you couldn't operate 24/7 so this was their work around.


That's one of the explanations.
 
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