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A quest for a better burger led founder Angelo to open his own burger joint. Tired of the same old fast food options and disappointed with the "better" burger restaurants, Angelo decided to make his own better burger and make it truly amazing.

"Tom" aka Angelo opened his first store in Carson, California in 1981.  The first years were tough but Tom had an idea.  On Sundays he introduced the $0.99 Quarter Pound Chiliburger.  It was an immediate success.  The chiliburger became a staple.  Since those years the original chili recipe has been preserved and remains on the menu as a hot item.  The chiliburger and chili cheese fries are truly LA culture items.  

From there the menu expanded into breakfast burritos to pollo asado.  Trust me, come in and check out our extensive menu.  It will not disappoint.  


Jimako, Tom's son, was actually born two weeks before the opening of the Carson location.  The two of them run the family business and are continuing a Southern California tradition.  


"tom" aka angelo


Our dining is on a first come, first served basis. All our locations offer dine in, take out, phone orders and drive thru service.

Tom's #1 World Famous Chiliburgers - ontario

701 W Holt Blvd., Ontario, California 91762


Contact: Pedro & Lorena

We have 4 locations to serve you.  Check out below to find where the closest location is to you.  Plug in our address into your handy phone maps and you will be on your way to a satisfying meal in no time.

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Tom's #1 World Famous Chiliburgers - wilmington

201 W Anaheim Street, Wilmington, California, 90744


Contact: Miguel

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Tom's #1 World Famous Chiliburgers - Lake Elsinore

18492 Dexter Avenue, Lake Elsinore, California 92532


Contact: Cecilia & Zeferino

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Tom's #1 World Famous Chiliburgers - CARSON

626 E Sepulveda Blvd, Carson, California 90745


Contact: Manuel & Eduardo