Bury’s Famous Hamburgers are a standard treat at York Little League games

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The printing on this photograph shows the consumption of Bury’s Famous Hamburgers at the York Fair circa 1940. Bury’s burger stands remain a staple of the York Fair. And those red-sauced covered burgers are available in another season in York – Little League baseball season. Also of interest: This is the season when Bury’s World Famous Hamburgers reigns as burger king and Teddy Roosevelt in York: ‘I know York county farmers are prosperous. Their barns are bigger than their houses’ and 5,000 Penn Park fans witnessed first York night baseball .

Steve Busch of York City Little League read a recent post about Bury’s World Famous Hamburgers in the paper, or maybe online.
Anyway, he provided a piece of helpful information.
Bury burger lovers can get the iconic York County burger in the summer, too.
Here’s Steve:

“Ahhhh…Bury burgers!!
“I’d like to let you and others who crave the ‘authentic’ Bury Burgers in on a well kept secret:
“1. You can get one at the York Fair
“2. And you can get one at Allen Field during a York City Little League game at the concession stand
“The niece of Joe Bury and the family that runs the stand at the fair are the concessionaires at our Little League games; authentic Bury Burgers are standard faire for parents, youth and spectators at all our games throughout the week. So come on out and watch a game and satisfy that craving for an authentic Bury’s Famous Burger in tomato sauce, with onions of course.”

Go to Allen, Steve wrote, and you might see the family matriarch and niece of hamburger chain owner Joe Bury serving up the delicious burger at the park’s concession stand.
Also
- Before there was McDonald’s, there was Bury’s Famous Hamburgers in York, Pa.
- Before Geno’s made news in Philly, Gino’s headlined in York.
- About Avalong Dairy and Melvin’s Drive-In: ‘I am some what familiar with the history of the area’.
- Mack’s is short for McDaniel’s, but in York County it means ice cream.
- The 1950s, ’60s: ‘The greatest time to grow up in York, Pa.’.

Bury’s recipes

- Bury’s recipe as published in the York Sunday News, 2000, click here.
- That York Sunday News recipe with additional ingredient reportedly from Joe Bury himself, click here.
- A quick alternative: This Bury’s burger sauce comes from a can, click here.
York Town Square posts on Bury’s Famous Hamburgers:
Yet another Bury’s hamburger drops into the cooker.
Bury’s burgers: ‘You won’t get that recipe’.
The quest for Bury’s secret hamburger recipe continues.
This Bury’s recipe comes from a can,
Reader reveals Bury’s secret recipe.
Is Bury’s secret sauce really secret?
Bury’s burgers: Nostalgia on a bun.
Fair, Bury’s go together like tomato sauce, burgers.
Bury’s burgers: ”That was it – no slaw, no relish, no pickles’.
Playland plays nostalgic note for York countians.
Bury’s burger memories far from buried.
The quest for Bury’s secret hamburger recipe continues.
This Bury’s recipe comes from a can,
Reader reveals Bury’s secret recipe.
Is Bury’s secret sauce really secret?
Bury’s burgers: Nostalgia on a bun.
Fair, Bury’s go together like tomato sauce, burgers.
Bury’s burgers: ”That was it – no slaw, no relish, no pickles’.
Playland plays nostalgic note for York countians.
Bury’s burger memories far from buried.
To read stroll back memory lane, see posts in Nostalgia and Memories category.
Also of interest:
Back when Gino’s was the York-area place to go and Baltimore Colts was the team to root for
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About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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One Response to Bury’s Famous Hamburgers are a standard treat at York Little League games

  1. Laurie says:

    we all know the niece of Joe Bury does not have the original recipe. Her father was never part of the restaurant chain. It was always Gerald and Joe Bury, the brothers. Now Gerald’s son Joe Bury, yes was named after his brother The Famous Joe Bury, got the recipe and of course was part of the restaurants, now his son Vinnie Bury got the recipe after he was promised till Joe Bury’s death, he got it. Everybody that ate Joe Bury’s famous hamburger from Vinnie’s concession trailer carrying the legend name at the York Fair and said this is it! That’s Joe’s sauce… now we know who has the original secret sauce… One and Only, Vincent Bury…. Truth comes out now….

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