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driverboss

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  • Joined: 10/24/2007
  • Location: Roanoke, VA
Kenny's Burger chains Wed, 10/24/07 5:52 PM (permalink)
Looking for anyone with interest or knowledge on this old Burger chain.
 
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    douginvirginia

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    • Location: Luray, VA
    RE: Kenny's Burger chains Thu, 10/25/07 7:31 AM (permalink)
    There is a two store Kenny's burger joint in the Valley of Virginia. One is in Lexington, the other a few miles down the road in Buena Vista. Don't know if they were ever part of a larger chain. The burgers start around a buck for a thin single patty. Their selling point is the sauce which is kind of a hot, catsuppy. relish.
     
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      Fieldthistle

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      • Location: Hinton, VA
      RE: Kenny's Burger chains Thu, 10/25/07 10:42 AM (permalink)
      Hello All,
      Driverboss, we had a Kenny's Burger in Harrisonburg, Va. in the mid 1960's.
      Great fries, great burger with a secret sauce, (yeah, they all had a secret sauce.)
      It had no drive-up, and very maybe 3 or 4 really small round tables inside to sit and eat on.
      My supervisor worked there. If you wish I could ask him more about it. Any questions you
      might want me to ask him?
      Take Care,
      Fieldthistle
       
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        Doozie

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        • Location: Roanoke, VA
        RE: Kenny's Burger chains Sat, 10/27/07 11:59 PM (permalink)
        Well, I've got a little bit of a site up on it (Kenney's). I have more material to add, just haven't been busy on it lately. The owner is a friend.

        http://members.cox.net/kenneyburger/

         
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          Fieldthistle

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          • Location: Hinton, VA
          RE: Kenny's Burger chains Sun, 10/28/07 5:02 AM (permalink)
          Hello All,
          Doozie, I enjoyed your site. In Harrisonburg, Va., we had both a Biff Burger and
          Kenney's. They were here before McDonald's, and they were better than McDonald's.
          Take Care,
          Fieldthistle
           
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            douginvirginia

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            RE: Kenny's Burger chains Sun, 10/28/07 7:46 PM (permalink)
            doozie, your site is great. are there any kenney's left in roanoke/salem area?
             
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              southpaw

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              • Joined: 10/22/2007
              • Location: Catawba, VA
              RE: Kenny's Burger chains Fri, 11/2/07 2:51 PM (permalink)
              I remember Kenny Burger growing up in Salem, Va. It was a real treat to get a "SAUCE BURGER".
              I ate at the one in Buena Vista a few years ago during a Bluegrass festival. For some reason it wasn't as good as I remember. But the fried chicken was pretty good.

              To douginvirginia- There are no Kenny's left in the Roanoke/Salem area but there are a few places that claim to have the "original" sauce burger.
               
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                Doozie

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                • Location: Roanoke, VA
                RE: Kenny's Burger chains Fri, 11/9/07 9:05 PM (permalink)
                Regarding Kenneyburgers in the Roanoke-Salem area, one of the first places to offer them is Bobbie-Jo's Restaurant. Its off of route 419 in Salem, near the place that sells truck bedliners, on Salem Turnpike. There are some more places that have added them to their menus. One is Gerows, a little bar down on Old Cave Spring Road off Brambleton Ave. There's a place in Vinton that has them, but I don't have the name. I'll ask Bill Kenney, and post the places around town that he knows of.
                 
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                  Doozie

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                  • Location: Roanoke, VA
                  RE: Kenny's Burger chains Fri, 11/9/07 9:09 PM (permalink)
                  Regarding Biff-Burger & Kenneys being open at the same time, that happened in Roanoke as well. Not sure if leaving the franchise (Biff-Burger) Bill Kenney kept stores open with both names for a time, to see if sales were affected. Apparently, they weren't, as a "Wedding" was staged between the two, and Biff-Burger was dropped from Bill's stores.
                   
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                    Doozie

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                    • Location: Roanoke, VA
                    RE: Kenny's Burger chains Fri, 11/9/07 9:16 PM (permalink)
                    Old school Kenneys
                    If you want the most authentic early Kenneys experience, I would recommend the Lexington Va. location. It's in the old style building, and very little has been changed since it was built in the '60s. If you find yourself in the Greensboro NC area, a visit to Beef-Burger on Lee St. is definitely in order. The building is a twin to the Kenneys in Lexington, and it has the added bonus of still using a Roto Broiler for cooking. Say hi to Ralph Havis when you visit. Another original Kenneys building still operating under that name is found in Lynchburg Va, It is one of the last 'new style' Kenney's buildings, and has good sauceburgers as well.
                     
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                      irishgrl68

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                      • Location: Reidsville, NC
                      Re:Kenny's Burger chains Sat, 01/8/11 6:16 PM (permalink)
                      I grew up on these, there was one in Vinton and the one on Brambleton Avenue....the place on Salem Turnpike also still does the Sugar coated fried biscuts upon request.   Also does anyone remember the Lyndies chain?
                       
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