Our Story




Back in 1992, co-founders Geoffrey Swenson and friend Tom Duffy took an old concept—classic American comfort food— and paired it with old-fashioned hospitality and principles to create the first location in Burlingame.

We, at Stacks, are still working hard every day to be the very best at what we do: serving good old-fashioned American food.

We haven’t changed much through the years, providing customers with high quality ingredients, generous portions at a reasonable price and a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere that keeps people coming back year after year.

Today, two of the five locations built in the company's 25 years are now franchised under separate ownership, and can be visited in Redwood City and Campbell. 

Geoffrey Swenson Stacks Restaurant


Our menu items


Our simple American classics are homemade with farm fresh eggs, real butter, and heavy cream.

Our fruits and vegetables are market fresh. We use only the highest quality of Midwest Hormel meat products, such as our apple-wood smoked bacon and our honey hams. We use the famous Aidells chicken apple sausage, and our burgers are #1 USDA Choice Angus, fresh, never frozen.

The vibe is contagious: come and visit to see why people are buzzing about our restaurants!

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"Aside from the great management, my co-workers make my job the most fun. We have become great friends, and that goes a long way. And let’s not forget our regular customers that make my job easy, as well as fun when they come in. Thanks guys."


John Pristavock, Manager