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6 Burger Chains That Got Their Start In Southeast Michigan

Here's the rundown on Southeast Michigan's burger chains.

Michelle and Chris Gerard

Plenty of pizza chains (Domino's, Jet's, Little Caesar's, etc.) got their start in Southeast Michigan, but burger chains are another matter. Most are mini-chains with no plans for expansion anytime soon. Here's a rundown of 6 Southeast Michigan burger chains.

Bate's Burgers

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Number of Locations: 2

Founded: 1959

Owner: Family owned

Menu: Think simple and inexpensive. At Bates a standard burger is $1.28 or you can grab six for $7.02. Find breakfast on the menu as well as chili, Coneys, and shakes.

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Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern

Number of Locations: 26 across Michigan and Indiana

Founded: 2008

Owner: Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

Menu: Bagger Dave's 8-oz. cheeseburger is $7.25, while their most expensive signature burger is $10.25. Diners also have the option of creating their own by selecting a protein, bun, cheese, sauce, and toppings.

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Hunter House Hamburgers

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Number of Locations: 2

Founded: 1952

Owner: Family Owned

Menu: Hunter House claims to have created the original slider, and while that's always a questionable declaration their menu does offer oodles of tiny burgs'. The standard slider here retails fro $2.0 and comes with grilled onions, ketchup, mustard, and dill pickles. They also offer fries, onion rings, grilled cheese, hot dogs, Coneys, and more.

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Halo Burger

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Number of Locations: 17

Founded: 1923

Owner: Dortch Halo Enterprises LLC

Menu: Founded in Flint, Halo Burger's simplest sandwich is the QP with cheese, but the restaurant also offers an original recipe Olive Burger — a quarter pound patty topped with green olives. Find the classic Michigan Boston Cooler on Halo's menu alongside milkshakes, Coney's, fries, and tater tots, all for under $10.

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Moo Cluck Moo

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Number of Locations: 2

Founded: 2013

Owners: Brian Parker and Harry Moorhouse

Menu: Neither the cheapest nor the most expensive, Moo Cluck Moo's menu features burgers made with Wagyu beef, Wagyu steak, lamb, and more. The standard Moo Burger goes for $4.79. Order one with a shake and a side of garlic sea salt fries.

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Telway Hamburgers

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Number of Locations: 2

Founded: 1944

Owner: Earl Owens

Menu: Sliders at this mini-chain are a steal at .70 cents. They also offer coffee, fries, chili, Coneys, and more.

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Bagger Dave's

1224 Randolph, Detroit, MI 48226

Bates Hamburgers

33406 Five Mile Road, , MI 48154 (734) 427-3464 Visit Website

Moo Cluck Moo

8606 N Telegraph Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 (313) 562-9999 Visit Website

Telway Hamburgers

6820 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48210 (313) 843-2146 Visit Website

Hunter House Hamburgers

35075 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48009 (248) 646-7121 Visit Website

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