Real Location: Cadillac Jack’s Cafe
Address: 9475 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley. (818) 767-3877 http://www.cadillac-jacks.com
The Burger Dinner was a pretty popular place for Rydellians to socialize. The food was superb, but they occasionally skimped on the ketchup. The Burger Diner was also a place for the T-Birds to perhaps pick up a girl with `loose morals’. Apparently fraternization outside of the Pink Ladies wasn’t against the T-Bird Code.
This was where Michael Carrington assisted Stephanie Zinone with her English essay for Ms. Mason’s class. Despite the slang Steph used, which was the main reason her paper failed, her observation that “Hamlet went totally nuts when he caught his mother doing it in the sack with his uncle” was actually right (though some sources state that Hamlet disapproved of his mother's marriage to his uncle). It was said better by Michael, “Hamlet was... tormented by his mother’s... incestuous relationship with his uncle.”
It was there that Steph realized she liked Michael despite his being a `nerd’, even ordering a hamburger for him, loaded… with ketchup, Double ketchup!! She even referred to him as her friend. Sadly for Michael, Steph was still mired by the damnable `Pink Lady Code’.
...Trivia... The pink generator-locker outside the restaurant was just a prop for Adrian Zmed and Christopher MacDonald to knee-and-punch in frustration, not an actual part of the building.
Note: There is a Google Sketchup 3d model available, which, if exported directly to Google Earth, will show up on the exact spot the diner is located. There is also a 3d model of Rydell's main building and Rydell's track, complete with Michael Carrington and Stacie & Gracie