"The Munch Box" Family
"The Munch Box" has been family owned since 1956. Ever since, Devonshire Street was a two lane dirt road, The Munch Box has been standing by the street inviting people to come eat with its bright yellow and red exterior. Gathering the approval and praise from people throughout the 20th and 21st century, The Munch Box has built up a loyal customer fan base that is helping them carefully thread the waters of a business-destructive pandemic.
The Munch Box was declared an officially recognized Historic-Cultural Monument in 2003, which allows it to legally have the unique 50s' architecture it has today. As society seems to innovate and progress, The Munch Box follows the trends but consistently provides the same quality food and service it has given for over 60 years now. It is a constant and reliable part of the Chatsworth community which brings in customers from every walk of life.
The food menu does not overwhelm you with dozens of choices, but it offers variety and customer favorites at the same time. Furthermore, the menu prices are the only thing that have changed throughout all these years in order for them to keep up with inflation. However, none of the food items amount to more than five dollars, which is a quality deal considering the historical flavor you get with every order.
The Munch Box’s customer favorite Hickory Burger has been made the same authentic way since the ’50s. What it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for its classic burger taste that is complimented by their signature chili. I don’t know whether it was the 50’s architecture or the historical background of the burger, but it felt like I was eating what a burger was originally supposed to taste like.
Both the Western Chili Dog and the Eastern Sauerkraut Hot Dog are also customer favorites. The combination of hot dog, soft bun, chili, and the condiments/toppings made for a delicious and filling meal. If you’re a hot dog fan this is one of the best spots where you can find quality hot dogs at an amazing price.
Finally, the root beer float was an essential part of this classic American-styled meal as it was a dessert that worked as a sweet beverage. It use to be served in glass mugs, until they had a shortage with people purposely taking the glass home as souvenirs. However, the root beer float is still undoubtedly the best remedy to a hot summer day.
Overall, the experience of eating The Munch Box is incomparable to any other burger spot. There is a strong sense of nostalgia as you bite into the burgers and take in the 50s' feel of the restaurant around you. Furthermore, the staff at the diner are always happy to share a piece of knowledge of their rich history for curious customers. Just as it has stood 60 years ago, The Munch Box will continue serving it's historically delicious food to any fast food cravers and nostalgic dreamers. I'm hooked and will be coming back here every chance I get when I'm in the area.
You can find The Munch Box here:
Address: 21532 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Phone: (818) 998-9240