Chester’s Hamburgers was founded in 1986 on Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, Texas. The company wanted to create a fast food style restaurant that didn’t taste like fast food. The company makes all their food items from scratch each day. The hamburgers are always 1/3 of a pound, fresh, not frozen, and shakes are made from real ice cream.
What makes Chester’s Hamburgers different are the poppy seed hamburger buns, which are also baked from scratch. In addition to the usual hamburgers, fries, and shakes, the company offers chicken wings and salads. From one location, the company has grown to 4 restaurants, all in the greater San Antonio area.
The company was recently featured on many news programs in early September of 2016 due to an altercation between a racist white couple and a black teenage customer. Neither were employees of the restaurant chain.