The first Crown Burgers restaurant was opened in 1978 by John & Rula Katzourakis and Nick Katsanevas (Rula’s brother). Later Nick Katsanevas was bought out and now currently owns a Crown Burger at another location with his family.
The first location was in the parking lot of the current 377 East 200 South location. It seated 75 people. John worked from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. doing all of the prep work for the homemade Onion Rings and Chili. Within 30 days, people were lined up like a train outside the front door, waiting to come in. The original building was torn down 1½ years later and the current building was built, seating 150 people.