About Us

The Original Tommy’s

On May 15, 1946, a young Tommy Koulax introduced Los Angeles to a hamburger with gusto. Years later, L.A.’s love affair with his chili-topped creation is still going strong. Beginning with a ramshackle little stand on the corner of Beverly and Rampart Boulevards in Los Angeles, Tommy has fed an estimated fifty million Southern Californians.

The original stand today serves as the company logo and for good reason. Although there are now many Tommy’s locations throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Ventura counties in California and Clark County in Nevada, none compare with the huge popularity of the original Beverly location. Alone, it serves thousands of customers each week. It’s why we say, “If you don’t see the shack - take it back!”