Saturday, August 27, 2011
There's ONE Druther's left!
First, the joy... There is one Druther's left in the world. Druther's was a chain of restaurants that began as Burger Queen. They changed the name after a few years to reflect that they had more than just burgers. Druther's offered fried chicken, a salad bar, and the best fish sandwich you ever ate! We had one in my hometown of Morehead, and it was quite a popular spot. I really don't know why the chain shut down- it always seemed busy, and I know my family was always there. Many of the old Druther's restaurants were converted into Dairy Queens in the late 80's and early 90's, but there was one holdout... This one is located at 101 N Columbia Ave, Campbellsville, KY.
Note the Queenie Bee still on the sign:
My girlfriends and I took a jaunt out to the Maker's Mark distillery and planned to stop in Campbellsville on the way back for a snack and some nostalgia. Now the sorrow... THEY CLOSE AT FIVE!!!! We arrived just as they locked the doors! Talk about a heartbreak! However, this very sweet girl saw us taking pictures and asked if we wanted to have a picture with a Druther's worker. Of course we said "Heck yeah, we do!"
No Royal Burgers for us, but we plan to go back much earlier next time!