RIP: Quickie Burger

Submitted by aaamichfan on July 15th, 2018 at 6:16 PM

Drove by there today, and it appears they are in the process of closing and changing it to something else(along with changing the awning where a woman with large breasts is riding a gigantic hamburger in a cowboy outfit). Never my favorite late night place by any stretch, but anyone who went to school in the last 10ish years has undoubtedly stumbled in there wasted.

Hopefully it changes to something with a bit better food?



July 15th, 2018 at 6:37 PM ^

They closed down Quickie Burger?  One of my favorite places to grab a burger and a shake during school.  I mean, you could easily get better burgers elsewhere, but the milkshakes were awesome (Not quite up to the standards of Pizza Bob's though).


July 15th, 2018 at 6:46 PM ^

Graduated ‘17 and went in more than a few times and was never impressed by their food. Still sad to see it go. The State and Packard intersection has changed a lot in recent years. The Bell’s Pizza building was leveled and replaced with a new Domino’s, there was a Happy’s pizza on the corner that didn’t make it when I was there (was a BBQ place before that), etc. Even Pizza Bob’s is getting less and less popular. All they have going for them really is the milkshakes. Better and better restaurants are seemingly sprouting all over AA and are slowly replacing all the staples. Places like Piada, Frita Batidos, Neopaplis come to mind.  Luckily BTB should always remain as the #1 late night junk food spot. 

Chuck Norris

July 15th, 2018 at 7:55 PM ^

Happy's was replaced with a Craft Breww City (no idea why they spell Brew like that but I digress).

Unfortunately, it's really hard for anything at that spot to do well, since it's kind of in an awkward position. It's a size that almost demands a sit down restaurant, but there's really no parking nearby (compared to downtown or South U) or any other sit downs in that area.


July 16th, 2018 at 9:40 AM ^

If I may digress further . . .

There is a sub place on the west side of Kalamazoo that i frequented a lifetime ago.  It's called Wally's Subs and its  . . ok.  
Talking to the owner one night i find out he's a polish immigrant that barely speaks english.  When I ask him about the sign i learn that that the sign place wanted $500 for a new sign for his planned pizza place; but that they had an unpaid/unclaimed brand new "Wally's Subs" sign that they would sell him for $20.

30 years later they are still making subs instead of pizzas.


July 16th, 2018 at 10:34 AM ^

That State and Packard corner is the death zone for any business. In my 9 years at UM, it went from (1) Atlanta Baking Company to (2) some other organic cafe/Panera knockoff to (3) Packard Pub to (4) RUB. It's a pretty good space, and as someone who lived in the student ghetto around there, it was nice to have a bar nearby. But somehow nothing can survive there.


July 15th, 2018 at 6:50 PM ^

Was a student when it opened.  There was Michigan Daily outcry article(s) about that logo. Surprised in this day and age, on this campus, that awning lasted as long as it did, let alone the whole place.


July 15th, 2018 at 8:42 PM ^

Count me in the group that frequented Tubby’s and was sad to see it go. Went there before every home hockey game as a student though it did help that I lived right across the street. Created an addiction to cheesesteaks whenever there’s a big hockey game. 


July 15th, 2018 at 7:17 PM ^

At least you don't have to worry about In-and-Out Burger chains coming in. Do not fall for that hype, that place is WAAAY overrated. Just a glorified Micky D's imo. Now a Steak and Shake or Freddy's Steak Burgers are very hard to beat!

Go Blue Eyes

July 15th, 2018 at 8:31 PM ^

Yes, In and Out is so bad that they are opening stores in Denver soon and any city would clamor to have them (except for the long lines of traffic that flow into them - because they "overrated").  The owner of the chain could sell franchising that right for billions if she so chooses.  Somebody must be eating them.

Chuck Norris

July 15th, 2018 at 7:51 PM ^

I have long held the opinion that Quickie Burger was bad, and always tried to steer my drunk friends towards BTB and Spots. Hopefully whatever replaces it will be better.

Perkis-Size Me

July 15th, 2018 at 9:09 PM ^

Meh. Aside from the Quickie Sauce, I never really cared for them. Went there maybe 2-3 times when I was in undergrad. They weren’t bad by any stretch, but they definitely weren’t my first choice.

If you’re stumbling down that way for late night food, BTB and Mr. Spots are far better options to begin with.


July 15th, 2018 at 10:18 PM ^

That's a shame as I liked the place. Burger, Onion Rings and a shake was a fun order every once in a while and the location was convenient.  Wonder what will go in it's place?