You must think I’m silly if I could pass on Armadillo Willy’s!

Bacon Cheeseburger

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Did you know….

Louis Ballast, born in 1910, operated the Humpty Dumpty Barrel Drive-In in Denver and was constantly looking for original ways to improve the simple meal. One day he put a slice of cheese on the burger, heated the cheese, and decided that the taste of the cheese went well with the beef.

Being excited that much he applied for a patent on his invention ‘Cheeseburger’ in March 1935. Anyhow, the word Cheeseburger became a quite usual and generic expression nowadays.

Those who want to pilgrimage to the cultural place of the Cheeseburger can do so by visiting 2776 N. Speer Blvd, Denver, Colorado, which is the historical site of the Humpty Dumpty which burned down completely. Today on this location you will find a quite boring parking lot here. A small memorial reminds of the Humpty Dumpty.

But: some other places in California and Kentucky doubt that this is the place where the the Cheeseburger was invented. however they never applied for the patant, and so Mr. Louis E. Ballast has to be considered the real Cheeseburger inventor. He died in 1975.

In 1900, Mr. Louis Lassen has allegedly invented the basic burger (beef in a bun) in his diner Louis’ Luch, 261-263 Crown Street, New Haven. Until today, you can eat there, since his family is still operating the diner, which has been established in 1895.(

Today’s Restaurant

Armadillo Willy’s – Sunnyvale, Ca

Average Cost


Rating (1-10)

10 for the bacon cheeseburger

Recommended Dishes: 

Any of their burgers, Turkey and Avocado Stack

Here in America, we love burgers!!!

I mean absolutely love burgers!!

If you ask an American how often do they eat hamburgers a month, then they may say at least once to twice a week.

If it weren’t for health reasons and gaining weight then I would eat them everyday.

There are all kinds of burgers you can make…



Bacon Burgers…

Barbecue Burgers…

Regardless of what type of this nice greasy dripping mouth watering piece of ground up meat; it makes me quiver inside.  Armadillo Willy’s has one of these mesmerizing masterpieces that just gives me chills.

Let’s talk about it…

So it’s Friday and about 85 degrees here in the Bay Area and I am hungry.

I have been eating salads, turkey and chicken sandwiches all week and it is time for me to sink my fangs in some well deserved beef.

Anytime I am ready for a good dose of red meat, I think of a hamburger. And when I think of hamburgers I think of Armadillo Willy’s.

“Hey Trev, I thought they only sold ribs, chicken and trip tip there.You mean they have a good hamburger selection there too?”

“My dear lonesome, never been no-where friend. Let me tell you all about it.”

So Willy’s has all kinds of barbecue delights on the menu. From sausage, to ribs, to tri-tip, pulled pork etc.

All of the barbecue favorites you can think of. They also have a great burger selection which included my favorite – The Bacon Cheeseburger.

They describe it as a Flat Iron Cheeseburger (Fresh hand-formed Certified Angus Beef 100% Chuck. Flat Iron grilled. Mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and red onion) with their special Double-Smoked Brown Sugar Bacon.

Just writing about this gets me excited!

The burger is cooked at a perfect medium and bun grilled perfectly to give you a slight crunch with every bite. You can taste the smoke from the bacon and smell it before you even take a bite. It is a thick sliced bacon that is just bursting with rich sweetness and smokiness that is to die for!

I would love it if they had a BLT there. I’m sure if they did that then they would sell out of their bacon before the end of the day. It is that good!

Each bite is a combination of smokiness, sweetness with the succulent bacon and amazingly cooked Angus beef! True live action eating! Good job Willy’s!

If you have never tried Armadillo Willy’s then I suggest you run on in there fast! I promise you that you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.

References (20041029) Cheeseburger & Hamburger History Retrieved from

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