Volcano Burgers is like that place that all the kids go to after school in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, except it's across from Los Alamitos High School instead. And in case you're wondering why it's so popular among the broke-and-teenage set: just $3 nets you a basic Volcano Burger, a thin, cheese-less beef patty with mayo and shredded lettuce on a sesame seed bun -- all the growing body essentials.
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Sarah Bennett is a freelance writer based in Long Beach covering food, beer, music, art, and culture for a variety of local and regional outlets in the greater Los Angeles area. Follow her on Twitter at @thesarahbennett.