Skip to Main Content

Drive-In Teen Burger

Field review by the editors.

Belen, New Mexico

There are two Circle T Burgers in Belen, and until the early 2000s the two drive-ins split an A&W Burger Family of four statues: Papa, Mama, Teen, and Baby Burger. The statues had been purchased in the 1980s from an A&W in Colorado, after the company had ditched the Family for Rooty, the Great Root Bear, as its brand mascot.

Around 2003 the Circle T Burgers owner sold Papa, Mama, and Baby Burger to a friend in Lemitar, New Mexico, who in turn sold them to Teako Nunn, who has perched them on the roof of his restaurant in Hatch, New Mexico, ever since. The only statue remaining in Belen is Teen Burger, still bravely holding aloft his big burger and root beer mug.

Drive-In Teen Burger

Circle T Burgers

523 NM-314, Belen, NM
Up on a sign next to Circle T Burgers. South side of town, on the west side of NM-314/US 25 BUS, at its intersection with Bernard Ave.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Spray Foam RoadrunnerSpray Foam Roadrunner, Albuquerque, NM - 27 mi.
Giant Rattlesnake in the MedianGiant Rattlesnake in the Median, Albuquerque, NM - 26 mi.
Shoe Tree, High Heel VariantShoe Tree, High Heel Variant, Albuquerque, NM - 31 mi.
In the region:
Breaking Bad Meth Candy, Albuquerque, NM - 31 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in New Mexico

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in New Mexico.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

New Mexico Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park, Colorado (Apr 15-21, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings