Burger Depot restaurant in Lucerne Valley closes after 43 years

After nearly four decades in business, the owners of The Burger Depot in Lucerne Valley have flipped their last meat patty and cooked their last french fry.

Owners David and Laura Mount told the Daily Press that Thursday was the “end of the line” for the small yet popular train-themed eatery on Highway 18.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of the High Desert and Big Bear area, and those passing through,” said Mount, who opened the store with his wife in August 1979. “It’s been an exciting adventure and an incredibly wild ride.”

Over the years, the Mounts have served armies of customers, who included town folk, travelers, delivery drivers and celebrities.

“Quincy Jones was out here shooting a video of Smokey Robinson playing the piano on a dry lake bed,” Mount said. “Quincy and his chauffeur stopped by and had lunch. We chatted with them and Quincy gave us his autograph.”

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