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Fork in the Road

Getting steamed is the only way at Ted’s in Meriden, Conn.

One in a series on iconic New England eateries.

MERIDEN, Conn. — The sign outside this tiny eatery on a busy street proclaims Ted’s Restaurant to be home to “world famous steamed cheeseburgers.” But proprietor Bill Foreman is a modest kind of guy. “Steamed cheeseburgers are a central Connecticut thing,” he says, as if they were no big deal. “We make the best product we can.”

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