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Damburger celebrates 75th anniversary

Published On: Nov 11 2013 08:18:21 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 11 2013 08:30:36 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

A Downtown Redding institution is celebrating a big birthday.

Damburger was opened in 1938.

As the legend goes, burgers were served out of a tent to workers building Shasta Dam.

Eventually, the burger joint moved to Redding, where generations of steady customers stop by for the atmosphere and the food, cooked the same way since the early days.

Marla Nevens, the Damburger manager, says you can feel the love they put into their food.

"We use fresh meat every morning. We ball it up and press it out ourselves. Which, we put a lot of love into each patty. That's what I like to say. And I believe it, because I eat one every day. And I feel the love."

Nevens eats a hamburger everyday for lunch, and she's not the only one.

Sandy Williams says she eats at Damburger at least six days a week.

"We're on our fourth generation now. My mom, and me, and then I brought my kids, and now my grand kids are coming. Everybody wants to know how you can eat a Damburger every day and stay so skinny, and I say that's why I walk, because I like to eat."

There are daily specials all this week, from french fries to a slice of pie.

On Saturday, you can get a burger half-off.

If you buy a t-shirt, you can get burgers half-off all week.

To find out more information, click on the Damburger website.