Friday, May 27, 2011

Kingburger


Kingburger

Kingburger or King Burger was a small smoky dark place in Kuwait that I ate at a few times in the 1980s.  The diners were mostly from the Philippines and blue collar workers.  They served giant cheeseburgers that were really good.  They also had huge rice dishes.  And ravioli.

I don’t know if this sign is related to Kingburger Kuwait or not.  In Kuwait it seemed like you weren’t constrained by trademarks or anything, so perhaps the Kuwait restaurant was a random one.  This sign though, it reminds me of the place in Kuwait.

I can’t find any information on anything named Kingburger in the states or anywhere else.  Does anyone know?  The other sign says "Ones a Meal"!

I asked about the signs in the pool hall that it is a part of.  The owner told me he didn’t know.  The sign had been up when he bought it.  At first he tried to tell me his burger was good, so it was called a "king" burger, but then he admitted he didn't know if it was trademarked or anything.

The pool hall is very nice though.  Dos Equis on draft and clean tables.  Mostly men.  Actually all men.   It’s called College Billiards on El Cajon near SDSU.

Here’s their website: http://college-billiards.com/

Here are pictures of the sign, thanks to AUNTIE MIA (and copyright her as well):


From Kingburger

From Kingburger


From Kingburger


From Kingburger


From Kingburger