Just two short years ago I stopped in at the last independent Druther’s (click here to read about it) restaurant location located in Campbellsville, Kentucky. I met its super cool owner Steve McCarty who is doing his part to preserve burger history.
Druther’s and its predecessor Burger Queen’s history are included in my book All About The Burger. It was a no brainer to have a book signing there assuming that Steve would have me. Lucky for me he was all about it.
Before the signing commenced, we enjoyed a meal. My wife Marcela much like the last time that we were here ate Biscuits & Sausage Gravy with some Country Ham and a Hash Brown. We’re still talking about the deliciousness of the Country Ham.
It was tough to pick which I preferred between the Royal Burger (Double Decker with Lettuce, Tartar Sauce & Cheese) and the Quarter Deluxe (Quarter Pound Cheeseburger with Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles & Onion) so I won’t. You just need to bring someone with you so you can try both.
The book signing was a blast and I was happy to finally meet Brian Easley, Vice President of the Druther’s Systems (which co-own several Dairy Queen locations in Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia). He was integral in helping me get all the historical facts for Burger Queen and Druther’s correct for my book. While I’m on that topic, if you have any stories, old pics or memorabilia of Burger Queen or Druther’s that you’d like to share please contact Brian. He is currently working on a coffee table book about their history.
One last shoutout to my bud Jody High of High’s Trip & Roadside facebook page who made the trip from Durham, North Carolina for the signing. It was great seeing him again.
Have a heaping helping of the pictures.
All About The Burger Book Signing:
A Kentucky Classic:
101 N Columbia Ave, Campbellsville, KY 42718