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Burgers | Burgers in Central Florida

Red Top Pit Stop – Lakeland, Florida

Asking a local is the easiest way to uncover a hidden gem in their town. It’s exactly how I ended up at Red Top Pit Stop. The lunch rush was just letting out as we arrived. My wife Marcela and I were able to score a couple of seats at a communal table right when…

Burgers in Miami-Dade County

Babe’s Meat & Counter – Palmetto Bay, Florida

HISTORY I officially met Babe’s Meat & Counter right when they began their adventure as Babe Froman Fine Sausages. They started slowly and would set up shop at markets around town. The Fromans (just kidding their actual names are Jason & Melanie Schoendorfer) were barely a year in the biz when they participated in my…

Burgers in North Florida | Fast Food | Food History

Whataburger in Florida

Before we get into all of the Whataburger locations in Florida, it’s history time. *WHATABURGER HISTORY Paul Barton and Harmon Dobson founded Whataburger. They opened their first restaurant in Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 8, 1950, right across from Del Mar College. Only a couple of months earlier, Dobson had met Burton and decided to…

Burgers | Burgers in Michigan | Drive-in Restaurants | Food History

Dog ‘n Suds – Muskegon, Michigan

A few years back, I became friends with David Hosticka online. David owns the Dog ‘n Suds locations in Montague (which has been in the Hosticka family for over 50 years) & Muskegon, both in Michigan.  David is also the authority when it comes to the history of Dog ‘n Suds, his knowledge came in…

Burgers | Burgers in Kentucky

Druther’s Restaurant – Campbellsville, Kentucky

I had reached out through Facebook to the Druther’s in Campbellsville, Kentucky when I found out about its existence years ago. Up until that point, I thought all of the restaurants had shut down. Druther’s started out as Burger Queen in Winter Haven, Florida. The first location opened in 1956. By 1981 they had changed…

Burgers | Burgers in Gulfcoast Florida

Goody Goody Burgers – Tampa, Florida

  Before we jump into Goody Goody Burgers, let’s hit the rewind button first. HISTORY If you live in South Florida as I do, then the name Goody Goody probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Now, if you mention Goody Goody Burgers & Butterscotch Pie to folks in Tampa, you’ll get a different reaction. For…