Former Joe's carhop weighs in...
I was a carhop at Joe's Hamburger Stand during the 50's. Joe Christian was the owner then. When he died, he left the business to Hilda Jaschke. When she died she left it to her sister,Thekla Perez. When Thekla died the current owner, Phyllis, Hilda's daughter, took over.
Hamburgers were a dime when I started as a carhop at Joe's, about 1953. Shortly afterwards, they went up to 15cents. People had a cow!
I worked there until I graduated from Edison in 1956.
Did you know there was another Joe's Hamburger Stand? It was at the corner of Edison Dr. and West Avenue. I think it closed shortly after Mr Joe died. M. J. Trammel , who had been the carhop at the original Joe's before me, ran it. My brother, Bill, was a carhop there.