Hamburger Hamlet to be purchased
- mc michael May 16, 2002 04:22 PM
14 units currently held by Prandium (Chi-Chi's & Koo Koo Roo) are being sold to Latin Intellectual Properties (owners of the Conga Room & La Boca Restaurant). Maybe they will kick it up a notch.
I have been going to "the Hamlet" for about 40 years and hope they stay in business. The place is not the same as many years ago, when I think the burgers and the buns and fries were better. But it is still a good place to go for a burger and a bowl of lobster bisque, and something from the bar.
I am not impressed with some of the trendy type items that have appeared on their menu in the last few years, but if you are careful, you can pick and choose from the menu and get a decent meal. And there is this one waitress in the Pasdena location that I suspect may be one of the originals (she would have been very young back in the day, though), and she is so good to the Mrs. and I, even when she is not our assigned server, she makes sure we are happy.
You might be interested to know that Chi Chi's, the only profitable unit of Prandium, was sold by them 2 years ago. Pranduim stock (PDIMQ), which you could have purchased at $11.00 per share two years ago is now worth exactly $.004 per share.
Go there while you can.