Food of the Seventies, Scotty's (or Scottie's) Hamburger

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Anyone remember Scotty's Hamburgers? They had Gary Puckett sing commercials for them -- "Scotty's goes all the way to beat the high cost of living." Great charbroiled burgers. I think they were about 20 cents (25 cents for a cheeseburger).
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dwayne - October 23, 2007 - Report this comment
yes i remember! they had portable buildings if i remember correctly. red & yellow signs ...small burgers kinda like krystal if i remember right.
Toby - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
My dad was a studio musician for Triangle Talent in Louisville in the 60s, he claims to have written the jingle.
jeff k. - February 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember a Scotty's on preston Highway in louisville,,I vaguely remember a logo of a small dog on the sign. The building is still there,,in the "Edgewood" area of Preston Hwy.
Brian Privett - March 04, 2010 - Report this comment
The last time I visted Sioux City, Iowa there was still a scotties hamburgers in business. That was early 90's and I don't know if it's still there today.
Terryshilo - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Scotty's on Pecos Street in Denver. There were a couple others. In the 70's we loved the huge bucket of fries. They were less than Burger King or McDonalds.
Warren - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
In the early 1970s, all the burger chains had their "big burgers." A&W had the Papa Burger, Sandy's had the Big Scot, and Scotty's had the Big Scotchman. There was a Scotty's near the campus of Colorado State University. I only ate there once or twice. It's long gone.
Rowland McDowell - July 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Scotty's Hamburgers, 5 cent hamburgers, and invented the FF scoop that everyone now uses, Springfield, Deleware County, Penna. Late 1950s-early 1960s!!!
Jim Kindle - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember a Scotty's in Fairfield, IA and in Mt Pleasant, IA. They were very much like a Hardee's, and the one in Mt. Pleasant turned into a Hardee's. In Fairfield, it closed and Hardee's built a new building. Their sign was a Scottish lass in a kilt. They had a sandwich called a Junior that was very similar to a Big Mac, except it had one patty, and it was real meat, and you could find it, (almost a 1/4-pounder),and it tasted wonderful.
jeff rice - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
there is still a scotty's open and flourishing in scottsbluff, NE. where i live. it's by far the best burger joint in town, and it holds centimental value as it is the oldest hamburger place in town
mick kahl - August 01, 2010 - Report this comment
they had great roast beef too in clarksville in.
Keil - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
My dad trained to own a franchise in the late 60"s at the one across the street from CSU campus, Later he owned one for several years in Grand Island, Nebraska. Sold lot's of Big Scotchman.
Q-Ball - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
THere is one of the Scotty's Joints you speak of... Located on the east side of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Rocky - August 02, 2011 - Report this comment
there is still one in Elkins, WV. they just built a new building
Dr. Scott Crull, PhD - August 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked here in 1970, while a student at DMBC at Cinderella Mall.
Debbie Knust - March 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I worked at one when I lived in Bloomington, Indiana. Loved the Royal Scot specials they had on Sundays.
Ally - April 30, 2012 - Report this comment
There were 4 Scotty's Hamburgers in Kokomo, In. They had great food. Everyone misses them.
Debbie - May 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Scotty's. I worked for them back in the 70's in this small town in Georgia. I wish it was still here.
Dee Ingalls - May 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I was in hopes someone would mention how a Scotties was made. There used to be one in Cedar Rapids Iowa many years ago....if I'm thinking correctly there was shredded cabbage with a special sauce on top of the burger..delicious!!
Mike Montanaro - November 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Was just remembering family lunches at Scotty's in early 60's. Good memories of a time when fast food seemed kind of of a "treat", compared to the mediocrity of the genre today,
Joe Navark - January 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Scottys 1966 Devon Pa drove Hubieburger across RT 30 out of buisness $0.35 burger.shake & fries !Used to ride my bicycle to get some .Walk up to order seats under open canopy w/infrared heaters .Driven out of buisness when full BK opened next door .
kimchee - February 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember Scotty's the 5 cent burgers were great I think the sign used to say "Hoot mon- be thrifty!"
Le Roy - February 20, 2013 - Report this comment
yes i remember when it was on 6th and kalamath st denver colo..
Big E - March 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Was asst mngr back in the early 70's at the 6th and Kalamath store.Great memories
Jack H - June 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I recall the one Jim Kindle mentions in Springfield PA... it was on Sproul Rd. 15 cent burger fries and drinks in the late 50's, early 60's. Hoot mon be thrifty was their motto... it was on the wrappers and drink cups... the family used to hit it up Friday nights for dinner... Good times...
Greg Fisher - June 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I worked at Scotti's in Laramie, Wyo in 1966 as the fry cook..$.15 burgers were Scotti burgers, the Big Scottsman was $.35. Tues was 10 for $1 burgers. My first job..pay was $.95 an hour.
nevin w berry - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember scottie burgers in 1954 in Compton ca and 1955 in south gate ca - they didn't even have a macdonld's in either city at the time - I think their d├ęcor was a red and white checkered tile on the outside - I wish I could find out more about their original history
Bruce Black - September 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Scotty's or Scotties I can't remember which. Route (Sproul Road} Springfield. In front of the Lamb Tavern, next to "Cardinal O'Hara" high school. early 1960's to about 1975. $.15 hamburgers and fries for the first five years or so. There was another location early on close to Philly on Township Line rad I think....Great Milkshakes too.
len winter - October 04, 2013 - Report this comment
The burger joint on City Line was Burger Chef, I think.
Jim - November 01, 2013 - Report this comment
The adjacent parking lot at Scotty's in Springfield, Delaware County PA was absolutely packed on Friday nights in the mid and late 60s and early seventies. The burgers, fries, and shakes were awesome !
peter ukena - December 23, 2013 - Report this comment
when i was at the university of arkansas is fayetteville back in 1968 and 69 i worked at one scottie's and the sign had the scotman wearing the plaid aprons. we were the closest burger to the campus and on sunday nights we were packed full. good cheap burgers and excellent shakes
debbie - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember walking from Wiley High School in Terre Haute Indiana to Scotties for lunch. When Scotties had their grand opening, everyone god a 'free prize', small pink plastic poodles for girls, and a key chain with a shark's tooth for the boys ( I really wanted the key chain!). Great memoiries.
Mike Myers - March 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm pretty sure we had a Scotty's in West Ames, Iowa. We had burger wars between Scotty's, Jeff's and Henry's Hamburgers. 1960ish.
Niki Curry - May 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in Indianapolis, IN in the early '70s and currently have two (circa 1972-1974) complete mini frame tray puzzles done in shades of orange/red and white showing a boy and girl eating a Scotty's burger and fries, with a white dog looking up at them. Anyone interested in buying these puzzles??? Contact me directly at currymnatComcastdotnet.
JP - July 14, 2014 - Report this comment
There is still a Scottie's in Etowah, TN. Best damn burgers I ever had!

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