Burger Tyme’s History

Burger Tyme History
left: Opening Ceremony | middle: Original crew | right: Braxton I. Moody, IV with his parents, Te and B.I. Moody, III
Braxton Moody
Braxton I. Moody IV

Want to know more about Burger Tyme History? Burger Tyme is home of the original Cajun Blaze. This iconic restaurant was established in 1988 by Braxton Moody IV in Lafayette, Louisiana and went on to contribute one of the area’s favorite hamburgers of all time. Mr. Moody grew up in Crowley, Louisiana, graduated from Crowley High, the Bank Administration Institute’s School of Banking, National Commercial Lending School, USL (now ULL) with an accounting degree, and earned his CPA certificate. Mr. Moody went on to excel in many industries and serve his community as chairman of the board of Lafayette City Deanery Catholic Schools, co-chairman of the business phase of Saint Thomas More High School, board member of Saint Thomas More High School, Lafayette Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Evangeline Area Boy Scouts, as well as, an active member of Lafayette’s Chamber of Commerce.

Braxton Moody IV has a passion for the restaurant industry and worked his way around the country in various fast-food and casual dining concepts. He originally created the delightful Cajun Blaze Seasoning in his kitchen, while raising five children and deciding what to do with vacant real estate during one of Lafayette’s worst economic downturns (1980’s oil bust). Out of necessity, the legend was born. In addition to the famous Cajun Blaze hamburger, Burger Tyme went on to create many other crowd pleasers like the Cajun Crawfish Burger and Bon Temps Poulet sandwich/salad.

Braxton Moody
Braxton I. Moody IV

Braxton retired the Burger Tyme restaurant in 2000 to move on to other ventures and to spend more time hunting and fishing with his three sons and two daughters. Through the years, many fans have requested the return of Burger Tyme and have continued to keep the name alive through many stories and internet message boards. Until now, these famous recipes were not accessible to the public. However, now you can experience this culinary delight in its original form, or the comfort of your home, just as it was originally created.

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After over 20 years, Mr. Moody’s son continued the tradition and re-opened Burger Tyme in Lafayette, Louisiana (July of 2021) at 3300 Johnston Street. This location opened with five original Burger Tyme employees and brought back the original recipes. Check out our menu and get the legendary Cajun Blaze today!

Cajun Blaze Seasoning

Over the years, the secret spice mix has become too good not to share. Now, you can recreate your favorite Burger Tyme menu items in your home. Burger Tyme currently offers the famous Cajun Blaze Seasoning in several retail partners and ships to all 50 states via website.


Braxton Moody
Braxton I. Moody IV
Braxton Moody Burger Tyme
Cajun Blaze Combo
Burger Tyme History
left: Braxton I. Moody IV and B.I. Moody III | middle: first location | right: Chuck Moody

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Burger Tyme past employees