A serious burger lover isn't made in a day. Ours is a true love that's been growing a whole lifetime, always searching out amazing burgers. We've put all we've learned and enjoyed along the way into every Big Al's burger. Made by burger lovers for burger lovers!
The history of Big Al's is a true story that begain a long time ago in America and continues here today.
a burger my mom made on the grill on our back porch, in Kansas. I can still remember how it smelled and tasted.
It happened at the Ferris Wheel restaurant in Savannah, Missouri. That place is a Chinese buffet now, but I still remember that toasty bun and juicy beef patty.
Every kind, from fast food to truck stops, diners, steakhouses, if there was a burger, I ate it, from one coast of America to the other.
It was at Booche's Pool Hall in Columbia, Missouri. It was small, simple, and so freaking good.
At Red Mill Burgers in Seattle, Washington, their double bacon deluxe cheeseburger was revelatory.
After trying all of the fake "American" restaurants in Barcelona, I called my mom to complain that I couldn't get a burger as good as hers anywhere. She told me if I wanted something done right I was gonna have to do it myself. And she was right, as usual.
After the umpteenth disappointment of a rubbery burger in an ersatz diner with license plates on the walls and pancakes for dessert, I couldn't take it anymore: I'm going to open a burger place, and do it right!
I worked hard in some friends' restaurants to learn all the secrets of making the perfect burger..
Best day of our lives!
In a dark alley near the beach in Sitges, our humble hole-in-the-wall had a line out the door within a month!
We weren't the only ones who thought we made the best burgers.
We were hungry for more.
We moved our restaurant to a big space with room for 150 burger lovers!