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Huckleberry's Burger Bar

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Does anyone remember Huckleberry's? It was like a Wimpy. There used to be one in Putney, London, in the early 1980s. There was an advert on the TV which used to go, "But have you ever been to Huckleberry's, you just ain't lived!" It's driving me mad because nobody remembers it!! I used to love their huckleburgers.


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Huckleberry's Burger Bar Last post by brianjeasley
23 May 2018

Do You Remember Huckleberry's Burger Bar?

Do You Remember Huckleberry's Burger Bar?

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    I used to live in Surrey in 1981 I do remember the advertising. I quote it regularly!!! This is what I recall “ you might have been to Timbuktu or up the Nile in a canoe, but if you have been to Huckleberry’s you just ain’t lived” Thought I was the only one!!! Howdy from Dallas Texas!!!
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    There was one in London, N22...they did the best fish sandwich ever created on earth, Hot, tasty fish in the thinnest, crispest batter, perfect sauce & served in bread with caraway seeds. I miss it like I do Wendy's 3/4lb'er with triple extra everything.
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    Does anyone have any photos of Huckleberry's memorabilia, or the restaurants themselves? I'm putting a book together, sort of a corporate history of my company, Druther's, formerly known as Burger Queen. We were the ones who brought Huckleberry's to the UK! Send any Huckleberry's photos to contact@drutherssystems.com
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    Hello from across the pond! Huckleberry's was actually a part of my company at the time, Druther's! We started as thr Burger Queen chain of restaurants, and rebranded the entire chain to Druther's Restaurants. We opened up locations in the UK under the name Huckleberry's. In 1990 we converted the entire chain of restaurants to Dairy Queens, in the next few years that's when I assume Huckleberry's closed. Glad to see folks still remember! Thanks for your question, hope I could help! -Brian Easley Vice President, Druther's Systems Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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    Haven't been on here for sometime. Lots of new relevant info since I was last here. I find it really strange there is so much mystery regarding Huckleberry's, especially as they came from America, they must of had a track record in America before they came to the UK. They must have been quite a large company, as when they came to the UK they opened quite a few branches very quickly. It was a real shame that Burger King were buying up everything at the time, not only did we lose wonderful Huckleberry's we also lost the big counter service Wimpy's as well. From what I'm hearing Wimpy are talking about opening lots of new restaurants here in the UK, so we may have a return to company owned counter service Wimpy restaurants. Shame we can't say the same for Huckleberry's, they were the best, they had the best concept and the best food all under one roof.
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    i remember the one that was in lewisham london se13 that i went to in the early 1980.s i loved there huckleburger i used to go there every lunch time when i worked at solex carburetters does anyone in lewisham remember what happened to the huckleberry's burger bar as i remember going there for lunch and finding the burger bar had been closed and never reopened
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      I remember that same one in Lewisham, but sadly nobody else I speak to does haha My mum used to take my sister and I there occasionally if we were doing some shopping in the department stores like Army & Navy. I was born in 78 so i was only young when i used to go, so don't know wot happened to it.
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    I loved the one at Turnpike Lane, North London near the snooker hall. it was just like a macdonalds only so much better. Their quarter pounders or Huckleburgers tasted fantastic, coated with this sort of white mayo sauce all over the crisp lettuce. I have never tasted any burger better anywhere in all the years since and the milkshakes and fries were amazing too. I was absolutely gutted when they closed down and couldn't understand it because just everybody I knew in the surrounding area preferred it to macdonalds. I just assumed that mac,s must have paid them off to close down before they got too big and become a major threat to them. Anyhow even after all these years I still keep hoping they will somehow magically reappear and start trading again. A forlorn hope I suppose now. Why do all the good things in life disappear?
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      Omg. I used to work there on a Saturday. I loved it so much. And yes the huckleburger was yum. We were always so busy it was a shame that they closed down. Do you remember when worzel gummidge visited the store?
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      There was one right by Upton Park Station in the early eighties the milkshake i can't forget sadly no one remembers it so I thought I was on my own till I stumbled on this. It's 0426 tuesday morning and I feel good that this memory of their milkshakes is legit!
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    I remember it well as I worked for litho company at the time and made loads of printing plates for the point of sale and promotions. Was beginningto think I'd imagined it as it was so long ago no one seems to remember it!
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    remember it well,Had one in wood gree high st North London,Loved it.Mc Donald's killed it off sadly.