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The Munch Box
Chatsworth, CA

Chatsworth, CA --- A historic hamburger stand finds new life.

The Munchbox hamburger stand (circa 1956) has been added to the Cultural Heritage Commission's list of historic-cultural monuments.

The Munch Box
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

 

According an article published in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson presented the motion to preserve it and even wrote that it's "an integral part of the old Chatsworth community and a direct link with its past. These types of establishments that once abounded virtually no longer exist and are only seen in old photographs or movie clips." The article added that "The red-and-yellow burger stand, with its distinctive jet-age overhang, once sported a hitching post where local equestrians could tie their horses while they downed chili dogs and secret-recipe root beer.

The Munch Box Line
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

 

Local ranchers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were among its celebrity patrons. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed the motion, without discussion. More than 1,500 residents signed petitions to save it.

 

Many thanks to Adriene Biondo for this update.

 

 

 

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