Cafe Society

Has Good Times gone bad in a good way?

Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard was born in Boulder in 1987 as Good Times Drive-Thru Burgers. Those were good times, indeed: '87 was a good year for banana hair clips, jelly shoes and skinny ties. But how on the burger-bombarded earth did Good Times manage to survive with the staggering amount of competition that's come up over the past 25 years? By adding frozen custard, for one. And now Good Times is pushing growth by pushing more burgers, but with a twist: It's partnering with Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, a small, little-known but feisty gourmet burger chain out of North Carolina.

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