Fork in the Road: Chuckburger marks 65 years in East Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- This week's Fork in the Road takes us to East Topeka where Chuck Burger just turned 65.

When Chuck Missler first open, there were a lot of Sonic-style drive-ins. But, Chuck Burger was Topeka's very first drive-thru restaurant.

Current owner John Benedict says when they bought it, they decided to keep the Chuck Burger.

"We can name it anything we want it. But we want to keep alive and easy to pick a tradition that's been going on for well over 65 years," he says.

Despite the name, Chuck's has more than burgers and fries.

"We have a tater tots, onion rings, sweet potato fries, hot wings, mild wings, pork tenderloins," Benedict lists. "Bacon potato soup is just delicous dude, people come from all over."

If you want to try the Bacon potato soup or a burger or anything else on the menu, just head over to Chuck's at 2318 SE 6th Ave from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.