When owners Peter and Sheila Stewart put their mind to reinventing the fast food burger joint, they concluded that they could set themselves apart by maximizing efficiency in the operation and passing the savings on to the customers in the form of lower prices. With that they opened Frugals in Port Angeles in 1988. It was an instant classic and has expanded to eight locations including far-flung states like Montana and Minnesota.
From the absolutely killer logo to the pink and blue staff t-shirts, it’s a pleasing site. The traditional burger stand not trying to do too much. You might be enticed to stop by “Frugal Fontaine,” the waving mascot with a burger for a head and a silver suit, that is always down for an instagram photo. The Stewart couple implemented a “double drive-thru” which lowered overhead costs, and they stay open late seven nights a week. The meat is never frozen, and you can order a half burger for a kid’s size on any sandwich they serve.
They even have bags of dog bones for that pup at home, which you can add to your order at the window. The monthly burger special in October was the Bacon Pepper Jack upgrade on the 1/4 lb. frugal standard. It costed $3.09. We always recommend adding grilled onions and fry sauce to every burger order. It’s down right criminal not too. The Port Angeles location features a new shake every month and we tried the orange ice cream treat during our last visit. It was exactly as it should be, because quality costs less when it says “Frugals” on the sign.
1520 E Front St
Port Angeles, WA 98362