The Apple Pan’s signature Hickoryburger.
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Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

The Apple Pan’s signature Hickoryburger.
The Apple Pan’s signature Hickoryburger. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A homemade apple pie cools on a rack at the Apple Pan on Pico Boulevard.
A homemade apple pie cools on a rack at the Apple Pan on Pico Boulevard. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

Homemade apple pies, from a recipe by founder Alan Baker’s mother, cool on a rack at the Apple Pan, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

Hector Morales, a server for 41 years, is one of the most senior employees at the Apple Pan. “I feel that I’ve learned so much from the customers that come here,” he says.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

The Apple Pan is hopping at lunchtime; the fries are a favorite.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

A slice of homemade boysenberry pie is a favorite at the Apple Pan.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
The lunch crowd fills the counter at the Apple Pan.
The lunch crowd fills the counter at the Apple Pan. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

Grill chefs keep busy at the Apple Pan, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

The lunch crowd heads to the Apple Pan on Pico Boulevard.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

Apple Pan hamburgers are a favorite.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

The Apple Pan on Pico Boulevard has been open since 1947, serving up burgers, sandwiches and pies.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years

The Apple Pan manager Charlie Collins, shown in 2000, tempts us with the Steakburger and fries.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
The Apple Pan celebrates 70 years
The classic Apple Pan burger.  (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
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