Original Tommy's rolled back prices Sunday at the founding location at Beverly and Rampart boulevards — 65 cents for a chili cheeseburger and a Coca-Cola. Limit five per customer. (No comment.) The Tommy's website says that Tom Koulax opened at the corner on May 15, 1946 in the small stand that's still part of the complex. Kind of related: Where chili size came from.
It was a good year: Cupid's Hot Dogs also started in 1946. On Sunday, June 19, they celebrate with all dogs for a buck at the three locations still in the original family: Northridge, Canoga Park and Simi Valley.