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Classic 101 Burgers Owner Moving On

The owner of one of Belmont's most popular burger and ice cream joints has sold the business to the owner of a doughnut shop (not Chuck's).

For some of us, it will always be that ultra-efficient, spanking-clean, ice cream and burger oasis with a huge menu and a friendly staff. The location on Ralston Avenue is perfect--just before Hwy. 101, and the Belmont Sports Complex. It's the cure for what ails you--comfort food for a Saturday afternoon, or an ice cream celebration after a hard-fought soccer match or baseball game.

When it changed it's name to a few years ago, we understood the switch, but still referred to it by its original beloved name.

But now, sadly, owner is departing his restaurant after 12 years of superb management and excellent service. Without going into details, Sung Boo Yoo said he is ready for a new venture and has sold his business to a person who owns several doughnut shops (not next door).

Sung Boo Yoo, a San Mateo resident, acknowledged his many loyal customers and his success on Ralston Avenue, but says it's time for new opportunities.

Tell Patch---were you a regular at Classic 101 Burgers? What was your favorite item on the menu?

Claire Karoly Ard September 05, 2012 at 04:36 PM
They can't do that! I've never been there!
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) September 05, 2012 at 04:39 PM
You can still go Claire---but you will meet a new owner, who will hopefully keep the same quality, variety and efficiency. Truly the best burgers and shakes in town.
Mary September 05, 2012 at 05:33 PM
So sad to see them leave...BEST burgers, hot dogs and sandwishes on the entire peninsula. Huge variety of shake flavors. Food always fresh and premisses always clean. Excellent friendly service. What a loss to Belmont. Only glimmer of hope is "hope the donut shop will be better than Chucks!!"
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) September 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Let's not worry too much yet Mary---the new owners may just keep the place rolling, but I agree, we don't need more doughnuts!
Dubfields September 05, 2012 at 10:54 PM
OMG!!!! THIS IS FRICKIN CRAZY!!!!! DAIRY BELLE IS A STAPLE, THE NEW OWNER BETTER NOT CHANGE ANYTHING...except maybe the name back to DAIRY BELLE!!! THE SOUR CREAM FRIES ARE TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!!!!
Claire Karoly Ard September 05, 2012 at 11:14 PM
mmmmmmm I want a milkshake. I hope they don't change anything, if it's as good as you say it is!
Claire Karoly Ard September 05, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Do you know when ownership officially switches?
George Metropulos September 06, 2012 at 12:10 AM
I worked at Dairy Belle when I was in high school. Great memories! I remember one time the Carlmont Football team came in and ordered 100 hamburgers.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 04:45 AM
George....you worked just about everywhere in Belmont!
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Simma-down-now Dubs....the sour cream fries may just stay. Let's wait and give the new owners a chance to settle in---if we need to intervene on the fries, we will.

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