Burger lovers lined up at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning for the grand opening of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers in Fullerton. The first 100 customers waited patiently as they were promised a free burger and were entered in the raffle for a chance to win free burgers for a whole year.
This is the first Teddy’s Bigger Burgers location in California. The 50s themed burger joint was first opened in Hawaii and now has over 10 locations and has franchised in Washington and Iowa.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a town with so many students everywhere, they’re all over,” said Teddy Tsakiris co-founder and co-CEO of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, “The schools are with a five mile radius and kids are just everywhere.”
Customers were excited and amused as Rich Stula, the co-owner of Teddy’s, handed them their tickets for a free burger. Staff and employees handed out menus and took orders while they were in line.
Cal State, Fullerton student, Tyler Canfield waited excitedly to go in and get his free burger.
“I can’t wait to get my burger, it’s going to be so tasty. I’ve had one before, it’s really good and big. I’ll definitely be back to pay for a burger.” Canfield said.
From the show of people and it’s success in Hawaii, Teddy’s looks like its headed to becoming more than just a new burger joint in town.
Tsakiris mentioned there is several prospects for opening more stores in larger territories in Northern and Southern California as many business people go to him requesting a new store before even trying the burger.
“I ask them [business people], ‘have you ever tried the burger?’ and they say ‘No, but we landed on your website’ and I say ‘well you know what, before I talk to you, you have to show me your receipt that you tried the burger, I don’t sell Teddy’s.'” Tsakiris said.
Teddy’s Bigger burgers’ website shares their story and how they’ve begun their journey to success, this is the most true and pure story according to Tsakiris.
The grand opening was overall successful and fun. The employees and owners were very interactive with the customers, assisting and accommodating them to any of their needs. Everyone in the burger joint carried a smile and was satisfied.
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers is located at 1113 N. Harbor Blvd.