Below is a slideshow of the history of our restaurant. Sit back, relax and enjoy the photos!

(You can use the arrows to skip through the show, or let it play automatically)

A trip back in time.

The History of Chucks Hamburgers Restaurant.

The Grant Legacy, through 5 generations.

Chuck Grant (Steve's Father)

Steve’s father, cooking for the patrons of Chuck’s in the early 1960’s. (Notice the resemblance to our sign and logo?)

Marie Grant (Steve's Mother)

Same 60’s era, Marie, Steve’s mother (who still works at the restaurant, incidently… You may have even tasted some of her soup or chili), waiting on a customer.

Steve Grant (Owner)

As always, here is a picture of Steve working hard for the patrons of Chuck’s.

Jeremy & Jamie

Steve’s Son & Daughter. Both work at Chuck’s carrying on the family tradition.

Three Generations of Grants

Steve’s grandfather, Steve’s father Chuck and Steve himself (a few years younger).

Hanging out at Chuck's

Some of Steve’s grandchildren.

Mikala

Steve’s Granddaughter.

Krystal & Logan

Steve’s Grandson & Granddaughter.

Mike

Steve’s Grandson.

Joe Jo

Steve’s Grandson.

Our Early Years

In 1955 our very own Orley May from Orley’s Hot Beef Sandwich shop bought it and his sons Fred and Doug ran it for about 4-5 years.

An ‘exotic’ desert special from our early years.

The interior of the restaurant as it looked in the late 1950’s, before Steve’s parents, Chuck and Marie, bought the place and started Chuck’s.

Same era, exterior view (boy, they sure don’t make car fins the way they used to!).

The 1980's

If you like the decor of our restaurant today, take a look at some of Steve’s earlier decorating and design work. Here’s how the restaurant looked in the 1980’s, before our renovation/expansion.

Another example of the restaurant’s interior in the 1980’s. The awning over the booths had redwood shingles, there were ‘picture’ windows (get it?), and no tables (no room for them, yet).

Taste of the Town, a local restaurant exhibition held in Stockton several years ago, allowed Steve another opportunity to show off his decorating and design talents. Here’s the Chuck’s booth that Steve built especially for the exhibition.

Steve and an assistant, Michelle Montgomery, cook up samples from the Chuck’s menu for the exhibition’s attendees.

Our Renovation & Expansion

Steve brings down the old shake booth awning singlehandedly (he’s strong, isn’t he?), while Tim,‘supervises’.

Tim helping to tear down the wall that used to divide a much smaller Chuck’s from the former video store next door (NO Tim! Not that wall!!).

Steve and Kathy (Tim’s wife) contemplate the amount of work still ahead (the smiles are a precurser to the histerical laughter to come).

After two weeks, the work of at least six people, and the creative design skills of Steve, the job was finally complete! (Looks nice, doesn’t it?)

Our Current Years

After two weeks, the work of at least six people, and the creative design skills of Steve, the job was finally complete! (Looks nice, doesn’t it?)

After two weeks, the work of at least six people, and the creative design skills of Steve, the job was finally complete! (Looks nice, doesn’t it?)

After two weeks, the work of at least six people, and the creative design skills of Steve, the job was finally complete! (Looks nice, doesn’t it?)

After two weeks, the work of at least six people, and the creative design skills of Steve, the job was finally complete! (Looks nice, doesn’t it?)

After two weeks, the work of at least six people, and the creative design skills of Steve, the job was finally complete! (Looks nice, doesn’t it?)

After two weeks, the work of at least six people, and the creative design skills of Steve, the job was finally complete! (Looks nice, doesn’t it?)

After two weeks, the work of at least six people, and the creative design skills of Steve, the job was finally complete! (Looks nice, doesn’t it?)

After two weeks, the work of at least six people, and the creative design skills of Steve, the job was finally complete! (Looks nice, doesn’t it?)