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Burger Chef was an American fast-food restaurant chain. It began operating in 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana , expanded throughout the United States, and, at its peak in 1973, had 1,050 locations. [1] The chain featured several signature items, such as the Big Shef and Super Shef hamburgers.

In 1982, the General Foods Corporation , then-owners of the Burger Chef trademark and name, divested itself of the restaurant chain, gradually selling to the owners of Hardee's . The final restaurant to carry the Burger Chef name closed in 1996.

In 1954, Frank and Donald Thomas patented the flame broiler in their parent company General Equipment Corporation and started their own restaurant in Indianapolis, Indiana . In 1957, they opened their first Burger Chef.