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The Damburger is a Redding institution which began in 1938. Bud Pennington, it's founder, had the enterprising idea to sell hamburgers from a tent outside the hiring hall for the construction of Shasta Dam. He was 18 years old. At that time customers could buy a "Damburger", a piece of pie and a cup of coffee for 25 cents.
Today several generation of loyal customers are still "regulars" at the Damburger. Their orders are permanently written on tags which go up as soon as they walk in the door.