Charles Ramsey, Who Helped Free Cleveland Kidnap Victims, Gets Burgers For Life


charles-ramseyCleveland – Apparently, creating a special burger to honor Charles Ramsey was just the beginning.

Now, the hero in the rescue of four kidnap victims held captive on Cleveland’s West Side for roughly 10 years will enjoy free burgers for life.

More than a dozen Northeast Ohio restaurants have pledged an offer of a burger anytime Ramsey wants to stop by and dig in. AMP 150 at the Marriott Cleveland Airport; Washington Place Bistro and Inn in Little Italy; Fahrenheit restaurant in Tremont; Market Garden Brewery, Bier Markt, Bar Cento and Nano Brew in Ohio City; Welshfield Inn in Troy Township; Hodges and Pura Vida in downtown Cleveland; 87 West at Crocker Park in Westlake; Orchard House restaurant in Brunswick; Flour restaurant in Moreland Hills, and the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg, Pennsylvania, have joined in the offer.

The burger tribute was inspired by Ramsey, who stopped eating his meal of a Big Mac to intervene and aid the escape of Amanda Berry and her daughter, along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.

Soon afterward, Hodges restaurant, where Ramsey works as a dishwasher, created the Ramsey Burger, a play on a Big Mac.

“It’s an 8-ounce burger of Certified Angus Beef, with a secret sauce,” says chef-co-owner Chris Hodgson. Initially offered as a weeklong special, the sandwich has been promoted to permanent status on Hodges’ menu.


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  1. With all those free burgers, he’ll also be needing a diabetes doctor, cardiologist, and thoracic surgeon down the road.

  2. maybe now with the free food charles will be able to go back to school and get a better job than a dishwasher. he seems like he’s very talented but probably couldn’t afford a better education.

  3. Hey Charles, we can get you a job on the Telshe campus. The food is a lot better & healthier here. We only serve hockey pucks once a week.