Family Owned and Operated

Family Owned and Operated -Ted's Restaurant The restaurant has been family owned and operated since its inception. When Ted passed away, the restaurant was passed down to his son Paul. Over the years, Paul made very subtle changes to the cheeseburger. He began using twice ground meat so the burger held its size through the cooking process and a type of cheddar that held together when steamed. Paul also helped to develop the steam box and trays still used today. He then passed the restaurant on to his nephew Bill Foreman in March of 2008. Since Bill took the restaurant over, it has been his desire to open additional locations.

Ted’s offers a unique product in the quick-food service industry. It is the only known restaurant in the U.S. that exclusively sells steamed cheeseburgers. Steaming a burger made with fresh, never-frozen meat is a unique process allowing the best possible flavor for the burger. Added to that is our special cheddar cheese that is also steamed, and then scooped on top of the burger enveloping the sandwich to create a unique look and taste. Adding to the flavor is each customers unique preference for toppings. Each sandwich is made separately to order.

We offer a unique version of the standard fast-food cheeseburger for a fair price. We pride ourselves on a family friendly atmosphere to customer’s, employees and the community. The customer always comes first in every aspect of our business, realizing they are the ones who keep our business running.

Our goal is to keep this time-honored tradition going exactly the way it has been done for the past 50+ years. Although the operation may change the basic principal remains the same, take care of the customers to the best of our ability.
- Bill Foreman - Owner

Quick Facts

  • Location: Meriden, CT.
  • Services: Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Waiter Service and Outdoor Seating.
  • Specialities: Lunch and Dinner.


Best of Hartford Advocate Readers' Poll 2014

Best of Hartford Advocate Readers' Poll 2014

For the second year in a row we have taken home Best Steamed Cheeseburger - Best of Hartford Readers' Poll 2014.

Best of Hartford Advocate Readers' Poll 2013

Best of Hartford Advocate Readers' Poll 2013

Best of Hartford 2013: Best Steamed Cheeseburger

Food Network Magazine- Best Burger

Best Burger in CT from The Food Network Magazine

Teds Restaurant world famous steamed cheeseburgers was named in Food Network Magazine as one of the best burgers in the country. Our burger was chosen to be both unique and delicious, a must stop for anyone traveling near us.

Connecticut Magazine

Best Burger from Connecticut Magazine

Ted's was chosen by CT. Magazine writers and fans as the best steamed cheeseburger in the state. It is truly an honor to be chosen by our own state as a great Connecticut Treasure.