The Apple Pan

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The Apple Pan

The Apple Pan
Restaurant information
Established1947
Dress codeCasual
Street address10801 West Pico Boulevard
CityWest Los Angeles
StateCalifornia
CountryUnited States
Coordinates34°2′26.4″N 118°25′40.08″W / 34.040667°N 118.4278000°W / 34.040667; -118.4278000Coordinates: 34°2′26.4″N 118°25′40.08″W / 34.040667°N 118.4278000°W / 34.040667; -118.4278000
 
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The Apple Pan

The Apple Pan
Restaurant information
Established1947
Dress codeCasual
Street address10801 West Pico Boulevard
CityWest Los Angeles
StateCalifornia
CountryUnited States
Coordinates34°2′26.4″N 118°25′40.08″W / 34.040667°N 118.4278000°W / 34.040667; -118.4278000Coordinates: 34°2′26.4″N 118°25′40.08″W / 34.040667°N 118.4278000°W / 34.040667; -118.4278000

The Apple Pan is a restaurant (opened in 1947) locally famous for its hamburgers and apple pies served with vanilla ice cream. It consists of a single, U-shaped counter surrounding the central food preparation area. The Zagat Survey features The Apple Pan in various Top Lists including Burgers Tops and Best Buys.[1][2][3]

In addition to being one of Los Angeles’ oldest continuing operating restaurants, The Apple Pan is notable as the basis for the popular Johnny Rockets chain of restaurants. Rockets founder Ronn Teitlebaum claimed he used The Apple Pan as a model for his successful 1940s-themed franchise,[4] copying the menu, presentation, counter seating and grilling area for the Johnny Rockets chain based on this original restaurant: a small two-sided menu with few items, hamburgers served wrapped in paper and on cardboard plates, hamburgers grilled-to-order in full view of the counter-seated customers.[5][6][7]

As the restaurant is near 20th Century Fox studios, celebrities occasionally dine there.

Popular meals include the Hickory Burger and the Steak Burger. The Hickory features a special Hickory sauce, while the Steak Burger comes with a trademark hamburger relish.[8] In addition to apple and pecan pies, various cream pies are available. Soft drinks are served in a can, which is poured by the customer into a white paper cone that fits inside a metallic holder.

Hickory Burger

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  1. ^ Zagat’s Burger Tops – 10 Best Burgers
  2. ^ Zagat’s Best Buys List
  3. ^ Zagat’s Most Popular
  4. ^ Nation's Restaurant News, September 25, 2000 by Amy Spector, Richard Martin [1]
  5. ^ L.A. Time Machines
  6. ^ Nation's Restaurant News, September 25, 2000 by Amy Spector, Richard Martin [2]
  7. ^ The Apple Pan hickory burger revisited (with clear eyes) Chowhound.com, February 18, 2007 [3]
  8. ^ Apple Pan Menu: "Hickory Burger, served with ... our own sauce"
  9. ^ Apple Pan Menu: Sandwiches ... Tuna Salad

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