Milo's Hamburgers

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Milo's Hamburgers
Industry Fast-food
Founded 1946
Founder Milo Carlton (1919–1995)
Headquarters Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Number of locations
16 stores
Products Hamburgers, Chicken fingers, French fries, grilled cheese sandwiches, sweet tea, soft drinks, milkshakes
Website Milo's Hamburgers

Milo's Hamburgers is a regional fast-food restaurant chain based in Alabama, United States. As of 2016, Milo's has 16 restaurants, 15 in the Birmingham metro area, one in Southside, one in Tuscaloosa (which was destroyed in the EF4 tornado on April 27, 2011[1] and a new Milo's was recently constructed in a new location, thereby replacing the destroyed restaurant).[2] Milo's is known for its secret hamburger sauce and sweet tea, both included with a pie in the Mega Meal combo. Its slogan is "Everybody goes to... Milo's"[3][4]


The restaurant was established by Milo Carlton, who, on April 16, 1946, opened Milo's Hamburger Shop in Birmingham, at 31st Street and 12th Avenue North. The restaurant moved to 2820 10th Avenue North in 1963. Milo's began selling franchises in 1983; the first franchise location, at 509 18th Street South in Birmingham, opened February 7, 1983.[5][6] Since the 1980s, they also distribute their own tea brand in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, as well as parts of Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, and the Florida panhandle.[4][7] It can also be found for purchase as far away as California.

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  1. ^ [1],, accessed April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ [2],, accessed November 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Locations, Milo's Hamburgers web site, accessed February 27, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Sauce is still boss, but Milo's tea takes off, Don Milazzo, Birmingham Business Journal, online, article dated October 8, 1999, accessed February 27, 2007.
  5. ^ History, Milo's Hamburgers web site, accessed February 27, 2007.
  6. ^ Milo's serves up a warehouse in Bessemer, Gilbert Nicholson, Birmingham Business Journal, online, article dated February 1, 2002, accessed February 27, 2007.
  7. ^ It's teatime (Milo's style) in Bessemer, Steven Mackay, Birmingham Business Journal, article dated December 13, 2002, accessed February 27, 2007.

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