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When I was a kid growing in Houston (1950-60s) there was a a hamburger joint on the corner of Bellaire  Blvd. and Sella Link by the name of Price's Hamburgers that sold 19cent  hamburgers does anyone on here know it's history. They were made with there own special sauce (which tasted like thousand island dressing). My family would load up like once a month and go there and buy a bag full of them.

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Prices was a chain - several around Houston area. I remember one at corner of Belfort & MLK (then South Park), one in Pasadena, one on Jensen Drive & several others, mostly on east side of town. They had 19 cent burgers (similar to Mac Donald's), 12 cent fries (from fresh potatoes, cut on site) and 10 cent cokes & apple pies. I left Houston in '63, so not sure when they ceased to exist.

 

I'd also be interested if anyone knows anything about history.

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The last Price's, at 8505 Jensen, disappeared some time between 1973 and 1976. By 1978 the new building was built and was a Popeye's Chicken, but now empty.

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Price's Hamburgers was the brainchild of Price Lovelady. According to a newspaper story way back when, he was financed by one of the Klebergs of King Ranch fame in exchange for 50% of the profits.

 

For a short time he sponsored and appeared on a local kiddie show called Uncle Price's Party. This would have been in the early 60s. He seemed uncomfortable around the kids.

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I've commented before about this, but yes I remember the Price's on Bellaire at Stella Link. This particular location had a painted board cut out of "Humpty Dumpty" mounted outside on the fence. Kids could walk up to the figure and talk to "Humpty Dumpty". There was a speaker and microphone mounted behind the board where the clerk inside could converse with us kids. The whole thing was cheap and cheesy, but as a 4 or 5 year kid, we loved it.

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I am Price's daughter and was too young to remember his restaurants but I have a scrapbook of the menu's, TV show, etc.    I would love to know where this sign is today?  Any idea where this photo was taken?

 

 

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On 3/23/2017 at 11:13 PM, Stacy Maloy said:

I am Price's daughter and was too young to remember his restaurants but I have a scrapbook of the menu's, TV show, etc.    I would love to know where this sign is today?  Any idea where this photo was taken?

 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/slaidblade/3871451920

See the comment below the photo from the person who uploaded it.

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On ‎3‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 11:13 PM, Stacy Maloy said:

I am Price's daughter and was too young to remember his restaurants but I have a scrapbook of the menu's, TV show, etc.    I would love to know where this sign is today?  Any idea where this photo was taken?

 

 

 

On ‎3‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 8:54 PM, Dave W said:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/slaidblade/3871451920

See the comment below the photo from the person who uploaded it.

Always loved Prices Hamburgers and the sauce was what made the burgers, nothing like it anymore, wish they were back!! Great memories!!

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