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Peter Everet Westberg, a former White Castle employee, and Fred A. Simonsen opened Top Hat in Detroit, Michigan in 1955. The chain only contained 12 stores and eventually was sold to Church’s Chicken and Elias Brothers in 1984. There seems to be a few different "Top Hat" restaurants out there that had nothing to do with this small burger chain so I will try not to get confused between them.
List of Top Hat Hamburger Locations (so far):
Thanks to Paul Ferris for info on locations.