Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hamburger Wagon Has New Owner


I knew she'd sell the place (because she told me she would). When I interviewed Michelle Lyons for my book back in March 2007 she told me she wanted to sell the nearly 100 year-old burger wagon outside of Dayton and move to Hawaii. I didn't believe her, and didn't even include that in the book. And then this showed up in the Dayton Daily News. The new owner, Jack Sperry, is as wise man. He told the paper, "I'm not going to change anything - it's working just fine as it is." Damned right it is. These little deep-fried wonders stole my heart. When I showed up to sample the burgers for my book I ate 2 doubles then went back for another. Thank goodness tradition prevailed once again and a burger steeped in history was spared.

4 comments:

Seb said...

No connection with the post but I just rceived the book & movie from the French Amazon (It's hard to find it in a bookstore over here. Here being up north in France). Just wanted to ask if there would be a second movie? I so love the first one, love the stories, the people... Now I'll have to organise my next vacation to the U.S. depending on all those places :-)
Thanks again.

Any chance you would do a reading in Europe?

Hamburger America said...

No second movie, but a TV show is in the works. It'll also be called Hamburger America. The book will probably get updated next year. Sorry the book is hard to find but glad that you did! And I have no plans for a reading in Europe unfortunately...

Jay said...

Alexis & I made it to the Hamburger Wagon yesterday, and it was AWESOME. Truly one of the best li'l burgers I've ever had in my life. We briefly considered trying to hitch the wagon to the back of our car and bring it back home with us, forcing the employees to keep cranking out burgers for us the whole way.

Hamburger America said...

You'd have to drive pretty slowly though with all that grease sloppin' around...

Glad you made it there!