when my family and I moved to Houston from NY back in the early 80's, I worked at a Charlie's Hamburger Joint part time, weekends and during the summertime. Of course I've had burgers before moving to Houston but the burgers at Charlie's were something I would never forget! Juicy, hot, fresh made, huge and to this day, it was the standard to which I held all other burger joints. At the time, it didn't seem like the typical ""fast food joint"" and the menu was for the most part, all about the burgers. At the time, getting french fries was out of the question (I was told getting potatoes was too difficult ) so they offered bagged chips. I don't recall if shakes were offered, I don't think so but we are talking 1982 or so. Anyway, of the many things I remember about my Houston, Texas days, Charlie's was definitely one that I still remember fondly. Sorry to read so many negative reviews below. At the store I worked at, seating was plentiful, comfortable with plenty of wooden chairs and tables and the standard country music station on the radio. parking was not a problem either. I always wondered if it remained in business or did it get bought out by other burger chains. I hope they recapture those days that I remember: tasty hot fresh huge quality burgers at a great price!
Pros: the burgers!
Cons: employees never stay long