Kewpies of Utica

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2003/09/07 12:28:58 (permalink)

Kewpies of Utica

Does anyone remember Kewpies in downtown Utica, New York? Some of the best burgers around. Chain may still be active in the Ohio area.
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    KimChee43
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2003/09/07 16:27:13 (permalink)
    There is a Kewpie in Racine, Wisconsin. It's still going strong!
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2003/09/07 16:45:59 (permalink)
    I've heard Kewpie described as "America's smallest hamburger chain." There is supposed to be a Kewpie somewhere in Ohio.
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2003/09/07 18:31:56 (permalink)
    It's in Lima, Ohio--where I was born. (In Lima, not at the Kewpee, although I wouldn't have minded.)
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2003/09/11 11:41:31 (permalink)
    I eat a double cheeseburger once a week at the Kewpee Sandwich Shop on Wisconsin Avenue in Racine on my way to work. It's the best grilled cheeseburger in the midwest and they start serving them at 7:00am M-Sat.
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2003/09/11 11:56:16 (permalink)
    Cheesebrgers for breakfast - what a great idea!
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2003/09/11 12:26:23 (permalink)
    I found a website with the history of Kewpees here:
    http://www.kewpee.com/history.php
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2003/09/22 12:10:35 (permalink)
    Hi Lone Star:

    Thanks for the information. It brings back a lot of memories when I lived in Utica back in the mid 60's. Grat hamburgers. Will have to search out a Kewpies in Ohio when I go on a road trip. Great little chain with great hamburgers.
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2003/11/19 16:06:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by cooper

    Hi Lone Star:

    Thanks for the information. It brings back a lot of memories when I lived in Utica back in the mid 60's. Grat hamburgers. Will have to search out a Kewpies in Ohio when I go on a road trip. Great little chain with great hamburgers.
    We have Kewpee hamburger shops in Lima, Ohio. There are four locations, one on Harding Hwy. near I75, One on Allentown Rd. Near
    St. Rt. 81 but the best location is downtown Lima!
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2007/05/10 23:45:25 (permalink)
    Kewpie's was started in Flint Michigan a long time ago (GO FLINT!) and then a employee started the world famous Haloburger....Bill Thomas was his name!
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2007/05/11 00:56:30 (permalink)
    Kewpie's in Lima







    Yum
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2007/05/11 07:43:43 (permalink)
    Kewpee in Racine

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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2007/05/11 08:00:31 (permalink)
    I have eaten at the Kewpee in Lansing, MI, just around the corner from the state capitol. The Racine location is still my favorite for the atmosphere.

    I remember reading on the website that Dave Thomas got his idea for Wendy's from the Kalamazoo, MI location.

    http://www.kewpee.com/index.php

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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2007/05/11 11:29:50 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

    Kewpee in Racine




    that looks really really good.
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2007/05/17 15:56:47 (permalink)
    Happy, happy, joy, joy! Kewpee's in Racine is 5 minutes from my house. My favorite is
    a double cheeseburger with extra cheese. They open daily at 7:00am for breakfast and
    there's always 10-12 people waiting for cheeseburgers before going to work.

    CSD
    post edited by chicagostyledog - 2014/03/06 15:42:08
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2007/05/17 16:03:32 (permalink)
    chicagostyledog-
    Besides how good their burgers are, I appreciate the fact that the Racine location is absolutely spotlessly clean.
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2007/05/19 08:24:04 (permalink)
    Kewpie cheeseburger at 7:am ? sounds terrific.... Kinda like "Beer... It's not just for breakfast any more "
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    RE: Kewpies of Utica 2007/05/19 08:26:15 (permalink)
    P.S....
    I have a very rare coffee mug from the original Kewpee restaurant.... I defend it with my life
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    Re:Kewpies of Utica 2014/03/04 14:19:47 (permalink)
    cooper

    Does anyone remember Kewpies in downtown Utica, New York? Some of the best burgers around. Chain may still be active in the Ohio area.
    I remember the Utica Kewpie Burger well.  In the '50s, I was in my teens, and we made many late-night, early-morning trips to The Kewpie.  We lived in Edmeston- 35 miles- and after a night out, The Kewpie was the place to go.
    I remember stories that this was the place to buy drugs.  The story went that if the Kewpie sign was lit, drugs were available, if the sign was off, no drugs.  I don't know if there was any truth to this, but that was a common tale at that time.
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    Re:Kewpies of Utica 2014/08/18 22:38:04 (permalink)

    Utica NY
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    Re:Kewpies of Utica 2014/08/19 10:59:18 (permalink)
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