Happy 60th Birthday Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers.

The 24-hour eatery at the corner of Beverly and Rampart in Los Angeles celebrated it's 60th anniversary Monday. Tommy's is now a chain with 29 outlets, but this is where it all started. In honor of the occasion, Tommy's was selling a chili-topped cheeseburger and drink for 60 cents. The location, founded in 1949 by the late Tommy Koulax, had 15,000 hamburger patties and 400 gallons of chili on hand for the special promotion.

In health-conscious, sushi-loving Southern California, Tommy's is as much an institution as it is an addiction for lovers of its greasy fare.

"The chili is what draws us more than anything," said Ron Farris, who shared his family's obsession with Tommy's and was honored as the winner of the restaurant's Ultimate Fan Contest.

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