Welcome to the Burger Chef Reliquary. The artifacts contained here are remnants of a sacred time and place. As you peruse the collection, feel free to add additional information or share your memories in the comment sections at the end of each post.
The Monster Fun Record series are stories featuring Burger Chef, Jeff and a host of creepy creatures. The records measure 6" in diameter and come in a variety of bright colors. There were a total of six stories distributed with Funmeals as a Halloween promotion in 1977. They were manufactured by Eva-Tone Soundsheets of Deerfield, IL.
Crankenburger, The Super Salesman
Transylvania's Big Game
Cackelburger Casts a Spell
Fangburger's Haunted Hotel
The Ghost of Grizzly Mountain
You can download mp3s of three of the stories below, they're also available on YouTube:
Watches such as this one sold for $8.95 with a mail-in coupon in the mid 1970s. It's Swiss made, manufactured by Trice Watch Inc, with stem wind and stem set. Width (not including crown) 34mm, Length (lug to lug) 42mm. Total length with the band and buckle 9 inches and will fit a 7 1/2 inch wrist. This particular example is still in excellent working condition with it's original black leather band and silver toned buckle:
Eight different card games distrubuted by Burger Chef. Each deck contains 45 cards and rules. Made in U.S.A. by Western Publishing Company, Inc., Racine, Wisconsin 53404 (same folks who- in partnership with Simon and Schuster- originally printed Little Golden Books.)
The back of each card features the Burger Chef logo:
Set of three Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back posters:
I thought Burger King had a monopoly on Star Wars promotions after A New Hope, but sure enough Burger Chef had a small role in promoting the first Star Wars sequel. This poster set appears in a 1980 Burger Chef commercial.
I asked the artist, Boris Vallejo about the history of this series and he said, "The posters were actually done originally as a promotional campaign for the Coca Cola Company, to be given away at movie theaters that showed "The Empire Strikes Back". Subsequently they found other avenues."
So these posters were not exclusive to Burger Chef and therefor do not contain the Burger Chef mark like the original 1977 Star Wars posters. Similarly, the King Kong collectible glasses distributed by Burger Chef (another Coca Cola promotion) do not bear a Burger Chef mark.