Do any of the fake Tommy’s chiliburgers stand up to the real thing?

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LA Times business reporter Daniel Miller took on the challenge of looking into Original Tommy’s chiliburger knockoffs and how they came to spawn all over the city. Photo credit: Mariah Tauger/The Los Angeles Times

If you grew up in Los Angeles, there’s a chance you’ve eaten an Original Tommy’s chiliburger at some point—probably under the fluorescent halo of a streetlamp late at night. But what about Tomy’s, Tam’s, or Tom’s Jr.? LA Times business reporter Daniel Miller took on the challenge of looking into these knockoffs and how they came to spawn all over the city.

In 2018, Evan Kleiman visited Original Tommy’s with Roy Choi and Alvin Cailan on The Burger Show.

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Nick Liao, Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia