Manufacturers: Jackson China and Mayer China (photo not available)
User: Famous Bungalow Hamburger System
Date of cup: circa 1924-1937
Notes: The Famous Bungalow Hamburger System was incorporated in 1924, in Kansas City, Missouri. During its existence the company had at least 12 locations in Kansas City that were open 24 hours a day serving up five cent hamburgers.
A story in the Kansas City Times on July 12,1937, says the the owner shut the business down due to an labor strike by the United Restaurant Workers. It is not known how long the restaurant chain continued after this strike, but the photo above is from a 1940 tax assessment.
White body cup with a drawing in red of restaurant building. Above the drawing in Old English script are the words "Famous Bungalow" and below the drawing in the same script the words "Hamburger System." Then in smaller type the words "Incorporated in 1924" and below that the words "All Bungalows Open 24 Hours A Day."
For building photo – Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri.
Photos contributed by Kathleen Lathom
ID and menu photo contributed by Roland S. Burritt