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Re: Lesterburger

Post by Highflyer1956 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:09 pm

Someone asked if anyone knew how to make the Lesterbuger sauce. I work for Les in 73 & 74 at Cedar and Clinton and I made the sauce many times. Three parts ketchup and one part mustard with pickle juice for flavor.

Re: Lesterburger

Post by Clovis_Guy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:35 pm

I believe there also used to be one at Shaw and Cedar on the SE corner.

Re: Lesterburger

Post by Fleetcomm » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:15 am

Do I remember the location correctly?

I want to say I went to the Lesterburger at the NE corner of Cedar & Tulare across from Roosevelt HS? On the NW corner was Tulare - Cedar Market until they closed up & tore it down for a gas station around 1966? There was A&W Root Beer on Tulare & Eighth Street too.

Re: Lesterburger

Post by RV Jerry » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:36 pm

I have a video of two employees of the first Lesterburger talking about their experience working there. If you liked Lesterburger you will enjoy this this.
Here is a link I hope it works: https://youtu.be/e-tU8u3s8co If not go to my YouTube channel RVJerry and search for the Lesterburger video.

Re: Lesterburger

Post by Lmatch » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:16 am


I'm doing research for a family member who has fond memories of working at Lester Burger. *Is* the sauce recipe available to the public, and more importantly, is there anywhere at all where I may buy a piece of memorabilia? Be it a cup, or anything at all?

Any help at all is greatly appreciated!

Re: Lesterburger

Post by sewhoppy » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:30 am

Lester Lindley is my grandmother Esther ' twin brother. We used to go there all the time... my oldest brother worked at the one across the street from McClane high school. He also knows the real recipe for Lester sauce

Post by Lost Fresno » Sat May 30, 2015 9:17 am

This ad makes me smile, Lester even whore a sombrero to drum up some business! And who could beat a taco for 19 cents? Also noteworthy is at this point in time, he had expanded to 6 locations.
Fresno Bee - May 16, 1969 - Lesterburger ad

Re: Lesterburger

Post by foodaddict » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:29 pm

Does anyone know how to make Lester's burger sauce, that's what made the burger rock.

Re: Lesterburger

Post by Keith » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:29 pm

Anybody remember when new owners opened 3 of the old Lesterburger locations (Ventura/Cedar - Chestnut/Belmont & Blackstone/Clinton) as Burger House? (I think Mike Dages - previous city counselman) was a primary in the business. It lasted about 2 years. I managed at all 3. This would be the 1978/79 era. (Supertramp played the Selland while I was employed there - dad had to come down and find me in the crowd - I had taken the business keys with me to the show).

Re: Lesterburger

Post by dsavidto46 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:21 pm

The original Lesterburger was at the corner of Cedar and Tulare across the street from Roosevelt High School. The building was demolished when they widened Cedar.What kind of progress is that? Although, I think Lesterburger was out of business by then.