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History

A legacy built on community, family, and burgers made with love.

1969

Chris Madrid graduates from Legacy of Educational Excellence High School, formerly Robert E. Lee High School.

1973

Chris Madrid graduates from the University of Texas

1977

Chris Madrid’s Tacos and Burgers opens

1980s

Chris notices burger sales outpaced the other food offerings and the restaurant’s name is changed to Chris Madrid’s

1982

Chris Madrid’s expands into a larger space through the purchase of Alpine Ice House

1988

Chris Madrid’s participates in Kumamoto, Japan-San Antonio, Texas Sister City Fair

1990s

Alpine Ice House space and main building are connected

2012

Chris Madrid passes away

2017

Madrid Family asks Richard Peacock to buy Chris Madrid’s

2019

Chris Madrid’s reopens after a fire caused major damage to the original building, with the same beloved characteristic of Chris Madrid’s