June 27th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1956, the Long Beach Independent ran a story under the headline of “Burger Derby Entry Poop-out.” Fifteen year old Glenn Tuttle had attempted to eat twenty hamburgers at one sitting in front of the Seafarers Restaurant at 907 Ocean Avenue in Seal Beach (currently occupied by the Pierside Press Sandwich Shop).

The story ran two photos of Glen’s adventure into burger gluttony, which he cut short at seven burgers.  You can see a better photo from this event in this 2010 post

 

The 2010 post was written before I discovered the Long Beach Independent story, so I was not able to pinpoint the date.  Read the comments in the 2010 post for more information about the tragic end of the unfortunate Mr. Tuttle.

– Michael Dobkins

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