New burger joint opened in Fullerton

Stephanie Lara

Burger lovers lined up at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning for the grand opening of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers in Fullerton. The first 100 customers waited patiently as they were promised a free burger and were entered in the raffle for a chance to win free burgers for a whole year.

Customers waiting to order their meal inside Teddy's. Photo credit: Stephanie Lara

This is the first Teddy’s Bigger Burgers location in California. The 50s themed burger joint was first opened in Hawaii and now has over 10 locations and has franchised in Washington and Iowa.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a town with so many students everywhere, they’re all over,” said Teddy Tsakiris co-founder and co-CEO of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, “The schools are with a five mile radius and kids are just everywhere.”

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Employee, Allison Torres greeting customers at the front door of Teddy's Bigger Burgers. Photo credit: Stephanie Lara

Customers were excited and amused as Rich Stula, the co-owner of Teddy’s, handed them their tickets for a free burger. Staff and employees handed out menus and took orders while they were in line.

Teddy's Bigger Burgers' co-owner, Rich handing out tickets for a free burger to the first 100 customers. Photo credit: Stephanie Lara

Cal State, Fullerton student, Tyler Canfield waited excitedly to go in and get his free burger.

“I can’t wait to get my burger, it’s going to be so tasty. I’ve had one before, it’s really good and big. I’ll definitely be back to pay for a burger.” Canfield said.

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Tyler Canfield, Business major at Cal State Fullerton attended the Teddy's Bigger Burgers grand opening, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Photo credit: Stephanie Lara

From the show of people and it’s success in Hawaii, Teddy’s looks like its headed to becoming more than just a new burger joint in town.

Tsakiris mentioned there is several prospects for opening more stores in larger territories in Northern and Southern California as many business people go to him requesting a new store before even trying the burger.

“I ask them [business people], ‘have you ever tried the burger?’ and they say ‘No, but we landed on your website’ and I say ‘well you know what, before I talk to you, you have to show me your receipt that you tried the burger, I don’t sell Teddy’s.'” Tsakiris said.

Ted Tsakiris and Rich Stula, Founders and CEO's of Teddy's Bigger Burgers Photo credit: Stephanie Lara

Teddy’s Bigger burgers’ website shares their story and how they’ve begun their journey to success, this is the most true and pure story according to Tsakiris.

Employee, Dannielle Do taking orders at the register. Photo credit: Stephanie Lara

The grand opening was overall successful and fun. The employees and owners were very interactive with the customers, assisting and accommodating them to any of their needs. Everyone in the burger joint carried a smile and was satisfied.

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers is located at 1113 N. Harbor Blvd.