A lifetime dedicated to the search for the perfect burger

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.

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1974

First memory:

a burger my mom made on the grill on our back porch, in Kansas. I can still remember how it smelled and tasted.

1974
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1976

We started loving burgers at an early age.

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.

1976
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1976-1990

We enjoyed a whole lot of burgers. Like, really a lot.

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.

1976-1990
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1990

We tried the best burger in our lives.

It was at Booche's Pool Hall in Columbia, Missouri. It was small, simple, and so freaking good.

1990
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1998

We have a religious experience.

At Red Mill Burgers in Seattle, Washington, their double bacon deluxe cheeseburger was revelatory.

1998
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2003

We arrive in Barcelona!

2003
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2010

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.

Big Al's starts to take form!

2010
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2012

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!

Big Al, coming to save the burger lovers!

2012
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2013

Back to Seattle

I worked hard in some friends' restaurants to learn all the secrets of making the perfect burger..

2013
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25 de agosto de 2013

Best day of our lives!

The first Big Al's is officially open! 

In a dark alley near the beach in Sitges, our humble hole-in-the-wall had a line out the door within a month!

25 de agosto de 2013
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2014

We weren't the only ones who thought we made the best burgers.

Trip Advisor names us the best burger place in Spain!

 
 
2014
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2015

We were hungry for more.

We opened a new restaurant in Barcelona!

2015
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1 de marzo de 2016

Big Al's Sitges makes a big move

We moved our restaurant to a big space with room for 150 burger lovers!

1 de marzo de 2016

And the story continues. Wanna come along, #BurgerLover?