A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 23, 2006
“Home of the 7 oz. Burger” (Jackson Hole)
Jackson Hole has eight locations in New York City. Since 1973, its slogan has been "Home of the 7 oz. Burger" -- although the burgers are usually even larger than that!

The culinary reviews in the New York Times haven't been favorable for this big burger, but the places remain popular.

Jackson Hole Burgers
Jackson Hole Burgers New York - Home of the 7 oz Burgers
Jackson Hole Restaurants and Catering Services in New York City has been serving up delicious meals and catering to the needs of discerning consumers since 1972. High quality food, sparkling clean restaurants, personalized service and unsurpassed value. Come on in and join us for a memorable dining experience

Jackson Hole Burgers: About Us
Jackson Hole Restaurants and Catering Services, New York City was established in 1972 as an answer to the frozen hamburger patty. We wanted to create a unique concept which included the then unheard of open kitchen so the customer could see their food being prepared. Our goal was to use the freshest ingredients and still offer quality, quantity and affordability. It took a bit of time to get our custom ground pure beef formula perfect and we've been using the same mouthwatering blend ever since.

Jackson Hole Restaurants and Catering Services offers famous Bronco Chicken Sandwich, best and biggest 7-oz Burgers, pizza burger, Appetizers, South of the Border, Blue Plate Specials, Baked potatoes, Eggs & Omelettes. Jackson Hole Restaurants also offer a variety of Burgers, Mexican dishes, Salads, Sandwiches, and Etc. Jackson Hole are the original, the best, the legend in 7 oz Burgers. We make the best burgers in New york, if not the world. The burgers are big, fresh and have the most wonderful flavor. Burgers and all dishes are made from top quality ingredients, We have everything from Great Food to best Catering Services. you can see how clean and well prepared your food is, we cook everything right in front of you.

Jackson Hole burgers are made to order, hand scooped and steam grilled under a stainless steel cup to seal in juices and flavor. Over the years Jackson Hole Restaurants have grown to eight locations and we've added many items to our once limited menu including our famous Bronco Chicken Sandwich. We also offer a variety of Mexican dishes, Salads and sandwiches.

27 June 1979, New York Times, pg. C18:
For a taste of home, Miss Parker prefers Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1633 Second Avenue at the corner of 85th Street, and Jackson Hole Burger Shop, 232 East 64th Street, "where the hamburgers are steamed and served with mustard and mayonnaise, like they are in Texas."

4 March 1994, New York Times, "Following the Scent: On the Trail of the Best Burgers in Town" by Eric Asimov, pg. C28:
Jackson Hole
517 Columbus Avenue, at 85th Street, (212) 362-5177.

This restaurant, which has several branches scattered around New York City, specializes in burgers. It is unusual in its practice of reverse hyperbole: the menu promises 7-ounce burgers (28 varieties, in fact) but their actual weight could be twice that. It's a pity the restaurant doesn't do something better with all that meat. As the burgers cook on a griddle, they are covered with a metal cup, which produces a juiceless, gray, steamed texture by the time they reach the table. The undistinguished burgers ($4.25) are matched by equally pallid fries. It's too bad, because the restaurant, with its bright pub atmosphere and friendly service, is pleasant enough and the crowds continue to come.

27 December 2002, New York Times, "Getting Away Right in Town" by Mimi Sheraton, pg. E43:
Speaking of hamburgers, no prices are low enough to justify the wild popularity of Jackson Hole. This disorderly outpost features a dismal wet, crumbly burger -- more like a slab of meatloaf that has been through the dishwasher.

15 January 2003, New York Times, "The Burger Takes Center Stage" by Ed Levine, pg. F6:
This obsession with size can be traced to the opening of the first Jackson Hole restaurant in 1973, which served 10-ounce burgers then as now. But bigger is not necessarily better. Unless the ground beef used in the burger is of sufficiently high quality, a diner vcan end up eating a pile of mushy, tasteless meat. It is also worth noting that bigger burgers also invariably overwhelm their buns, resulting in a dripping mess.

(Trademark)
Word Mark JACKSON HOLE HOME OF THE 7 OZ. BURGER
Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Restaurant services with respect to eat in as well as take out customers. FIRST USE: 19730717. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19891025
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 02.01.02 - Men, shadows or silhouettes of men; Silhouettes (men)
02.01.07 - Cowboys; Men, cowboys, and westerners; Westerners
02.09.17 - Humans, including men, women and children, depicted riding horses and other animals
Serial Number 76291405
Filing Date July 27, 2001
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition May 13, 2003
Registration Number 2746046
Registration Date August 5, 2003
Owner (REGISTRANT) Joint Venture Trademark Corporation CORPORATION NEW YORK 232 East 64th Street New York NEW YORK 10028
Attorney of Record Christopher M. Collins
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "HOME OF THE 7 OZ. BURGER" APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark The stippling is for shading purposes only and does not indicate color.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • (0) Comments • Sunday, April 23, 2006 • Permalink