Kewpee Hamburgers: A Mity Nice History with Gary Flinn

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 6:30pm

Schuler Books
1982 W Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

Do you know what the second oldest hamburger chain in the US is? Kewpee! And it got its start right here in Michigan. Join us to hear the history of Kewpee, and its spinoff Halo Burger from Michigan author Gary Flinn at our Okemos store.

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About the Book:
In business for more than a century, Kewpee is the second oldest hamburger chain in the United States. Beginning with the Kewpee Hotel in Flint, Michigan, founder Samuel "Old Man Kewpee" Blair soon opened his original hamburger stand. That location served the world's first deluxe hamburger, crafted from fresh, never-frozen beef and topped with tomatoes, lettuce and mayo. By licensing the Kewpee name, Blair and Ohio Kewpee Hotel operator Edwin Adams expanded into a chain of hundreds of hamburger stands and restaurants, mainly in the Midwest. A small number of Kewpee locations survived competition and still serve Olive Burgers, fries, malts and pie to lucky customers.

Author Gary Flinn tells the full story of Kewpee, its many locations long gone and its spinoff, Halo Burger.

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About the Author:
Gary Flinn is a product of the Flint (Michigan) Community Schools and a graduate of Mott Community College and Michigan State University who lived in the Flint area most of his life. His earliest writings were for Flint Central High School publications the Tribal Times and the Arrow Head . Besides Broadside , he also contributed articles for the Uncommon Sense , Your Magazine , the Flint Journal and Downtown Flint Revival magazine. He presently lives on Flint's west side.

Kewpee Hamburgers: A Mity Nice History (American Palate) By Gary Flinn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467153195
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: History Press - July 24th, 2023