Mr. Burger is a restaurant that I was always curious about when I would drive by it. There are a couple locations, and Nathan lives nearby this one in Kentwood, on 44th Street. I finally got to check it out and I was not expecting how old school it is!
Mr. Burger was first started back in 1951. When you walk in and order your food, you can tell that not a lot has changed in the last several decades. Which I think is so cool. I loved it! It was a little confusing for me at first because I wasn’t sure how to order. You grab a tray, give your hot food order to a guy behind the window, and along the way you can pick out sides and desserts from display cases to add on. At the end of the line, they ring you up and call your number when your meal is ready.
The food was great and I really enjoyed dining here. I loved my burger, but they have a lot of other items as well. It’s a typical American diner menu. This location also has a drive-thru. The majority of the employees I saw were older, and I couldn’t help but be curious about how long they’ve all worked there. I’m glad to see that they still do business here, because it can be rare to see older spots in bigger cities survive when so many new and trendy places pop up.
Oh, and with the old school food and style, they also have old school prices!