gino’s burgers & chicken – gino’s giant

A couple of my coworkers are from the Philadelphia area. They told me about this place called Gino’s that used to be around when they were growing up. Gino’s was around from the 60’s to the early 80’s when the franchise was merged with Roy Rogers. Recently, the local fast food chain has made come back in the area, with a handful of locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. We stopped into the King of Prussia location earlier this week, where I got to try the classic Gino’s Giant.

The Gino’s Giant is very similar to a Big Mac. It’s their signature burger made with two (looks like) 1/4 lb. beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, special sauce, and the third, intermediate piece of bread separating the patties. It’s also served on a sesame seed bun.

I don’t remember the last time I had fast food, but this definitely brought back memories of stuffing my face into McDonald’s and Burger King burgers. That’s a good thing of course. I liked it, though I think it could have used a bit more sauce or cheese that’s melted more, as it was a smidge dry.

Gino’s Burgers & Chicken
611 W Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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  1. Mikey says:

    I love fast food franchise history. Did you know that Gino’s Hamburgers held the Mid-Atlantic franchising license for KFC back in the day?

    So you can find retro ads and packaging like this:

    Despite the old franchise chain being bought out and converted to Roy Rogers, I think the brand resurgence is aiming to be on a higher tier of fast food like Five Guys.

  2. john says:

    Bring it back to nj …. priceless!!!!

  3. Kathy Reiling says:

    I grew up on Gino giants,, it was the first fast food in my neighborhood back in the 1960’s. Now live in the Northeast area in Philly , PA and am so hungry for one again. maybe 2 or more, please come back to us

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