Munchy's Burger

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Postby billwelshsf » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:42 am

Munchys on First St near McKinley. My girlfriend at the time used to work there. This is about 1971 and 1972. The hamburgers were I think 19 cents and at the end of the day they would have extras. She would bring 2 or 3 bags out at the end of the day and we would take them home. They didnt taste very good but they were cheap or free.


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Postby doxiedad » Tue May 03, 2011 11:10 am

Anyone remember Munchy's on 1st street in Mayfair? We'd ride our bikes from 1st and Ashlan with a quarter in hand. We were able to buy a burger, soda, and fries. The patty was as thick as a slice of lunch meat. I believe it also had the first self serve soda fountain. Good times!
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Re: Munchies Burger

Postby Stan the Man » Tue May 03, 2011 1:36 pm

I lived just south of Mckinley off of First so it was a short trip for me. I recall they had a room for pinball etc. Someone else had a post under burger joints I believe.

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Postby Rodney » Wed May 04, 2011 9:43 am

That sounds a lot like the burgers at Norm's at Palm and Shields near where I grew up. People would joke about the contest to see who could actually find the meat in a Norm's burger. But I guess that explains in part why obesity was not the problem then that it is now! I also remember people debating about who had the best fries, Norm's or McDonald's. The McDonald's on Blackstone near Shields was the first one opened by Ray Kroc outside of Illinois. I think everyone thought it was just a locally-owned business like Norm's. No one dreamed what McDonald's would become.

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Postby cleozmom » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:43 am

Growing up in the Mayfair area, we went there all the time.

*Note from admin: Newspaper clipping from 1970 showing Munchy's ad.
Fresno Bee - Fri. June 19, 1970 - Munchies ad

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Postby lendawg1182 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:43 am

My wife and myself were just talking about Munchies you could go there and get a bag of burgers for a dollar. Those were the days.


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Postby Perrynoia » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:14 am

Munchy's touted the "12 Cent" Hamburger!!

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Postby Perrynoia » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:43 pm

I remember it for it's 12 Cent Burgers....I can only recall the location by the old Juvenile hall.

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Postby tom » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:45 pm

ha! thats how i found this website. was telling my kids about the cheap hamburgers at munchies on ventura.

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Re: Munchies Burger

Postby Big J » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:30 pm

Was this a local chain, or did they have them outside of Fresno?

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