Milo Carlton opened his hamburger joint in 1946 after serving in the food service division of the National Guard. The story goes that regular customers helped Carlton develop the sauce, telling him when it was too hot or too sweet. The first Milo's franchise opened in 1983, and now there are more than 15 locations throughout the greater Birmingham area.
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Milo’s is one of Birmingham’s treasures, and the Hamburger is how it all got started. Milo Carlton opened his first burger joint in 1946 after serving in the food service division of the National Guard. Today more than 15 locations are scattered throughout the Birmingham area, and they’re still serving up the same satisfying burger.
You know what they say in the restaurant world: the customer is always right. Milo Carlton took this saying to heart while developing the special sauce that eventually put Milo’s on the map. His customers told him when it was too hot or too sweet, so he kept changing it until he got it right.
Milo’s has been one of Birmingham’s treasures since 1946, when Milo Carlton opened his first burger joint after serving in the food service division of the National Guard. According to the Milo’s website, the burger is their biggest star, but Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea has developed a stellar reputation all its own. Steeped with a custom blend and sweetened with pure cane sugar, Milo’s sweet tea is the only logical way to wash down your Milo’s burger. It’s cool refreshment at its finest.