Generous burgers with a side of nostalgia.. In Short Kidd Valley was once a humble burger shack in the U-Village neighborhood catering to college kids and 1950s nostalgia-seekers. Now it's a full-blown local chain with ten locations and a list of fans that's as big as the phone book. For many, burgers act as merely an excuse to order the sweet, french-fried onions, the fried mushrooms and the creamy fruit shakes. Some opt for the hot ham-and-Swiss or the grilled chicken sandwiches.