Author Topic: Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers  (Read 15702 times)

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Re: Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2012, 08:00:55 PM »
Okay, dammit, I love Krystals and loved the Pennyburgers and the Milligan burgers, but to put the words "cuisine" and "beefy" in a story about them is misguided to say the least. And, Ron, to say they were distinctively different, is like comparing Dolly Parton's left and right boobies. (Okay, calling Dolly's breasts "boobies" is like calling the Titanic a motorboat.)

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Re: Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2012, 08:03:19 PM »
Okay, dammit, I love Krystals and loved the Pennyburgers and the Milligan burgers, but to put the words "cuisine" and "beefy" in a story about them is misguided to say the least. And, Ron, to say they were distinctively different, is like comparing Dolly Parton's left and right boobies. (Okay, calling Dolly's breasts "boobies" is like calling the Titanic a motorboat.)

Motorboat? Boobies??


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Re: Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2012, 09:13:27 PM »
...the McDonalds at Tallulah and Main in the 70's.

Recently closed down and reopened at 41st and Norwood.

Actually, the McDonalds that recently closed and re-opened at Gateway was at 50th and Main. The original McDs close to Tallulah and Main is most recently known as Hip Hop Fish and Chicken.
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Re: Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2012, 08:43:51 PM »
It is humiliating to admit that I remember this, but here's how Milligan's radio and TV commercials used to go.  Oddly enough, as you read it, think of it as a precursor to rap, because  the announcer didn't sing the words, but  recited them at a snappy pace to a kind of rhythm:  "Shakes and pies and golden fries and beefy burgers, buy 'em by the dozen, breakfast at any time!  Meet me at Milligans, it's always open.  Fa-a-an-tastic!" 

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Re: Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2012, 09:58:07 PM »
It is humiliating to admit that I remember this, but here's how Milligan's radio and TV commercials used to go.  Oddly enough, as you read it, think of it as a precursor to rap, because  the announcer didn't sing the words, but  recited them at a snappy pace to a kind of rhythm:  "Shakes and pies and golden fries and beefy burgers, buy 'em by the dozen, breakfast at any time!  Meet me at Milligans, it's always open.  Fa-a-an-tastic!"

No shame in this Mike, Milligan's was a class act, I'm sorry they vanished. Of course I also miss 'Stand-N-Snack,' 'W.T. Grants,' and 'The House of Bargains.'

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Re: Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2012, 11:44:55 PM »
Maybe M Shack could revive the existing locations while simultaneously expanding their brand.  I doubt it would happen, but it's food for thought!

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Re: Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2013, 08:30:07 AM »
I recall my grandfather telling me that he and "Bob" Milligan were in the Army (or the Florida National  Guard) before and during WW2.  My grandfather said Milligan was always saying he was going to go "home" and start a burger restaurant.  My grandfather would rather have a Milligan's burger over Krystal any day.   Oddly enough, I grew up on LakeShore Blvd...just 3 blocks from the Milligan's on the banks of Cedar River. I still drive by their old home to get to my parents.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2013, 08:09:30 PM »
The First Burger King was on Beach, where Dan's sandwich shop now stands. The owners lived just south of Baptist Towers in a Duplex on the River.