Burger Queen Restaurant was a Florida concept that Louisville partners James Gannon and George and John Clark built up and eventually bought. It had a limited menu of hamburgers and cheeseburgers, fish sandwich, one size of french fries, two sizes of soft drinks and one size milk shake. Eventually a salad bar and fried chicken was added to the menu. In the late 1970’s breakfast was offered and at one time accounted for about 25 percent of their business. Queenie Bee was the spokeswoman and star of most of the Burger Queen commercials.
In 1981 Burger Queen executives Bob Gatewood and Tom Hensley bought the company and converted it to the Druther's Restaurants. The chain of quick-serve restaurants struggled to make it’s way in the competitive world of fast food, first under the Burger Queen banner and then as Druther's. The results were seldom better than mixed. In 1990 most of the Druther's chain converted to the Dairy Queen brand. Some of the stores closed down permanently.
This cache is located near where the Burger Queen Restaurant in Hodgenville Kentucky was located and like in so many other small communities this restaurant was one of the few places to eat in town. The Burger Queen in Elizabethtown was converted into a Subway and surprisingly the Druther’s Restaurant in Campbellsville and Princeton Kentucky were purchased by the local franchise owners and are still open today. I can still remember the fried zucchini that was on the salad bar. Do You Remember?
Cache is a old hidakey box with only a logbook