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Comments on: Classic Indiana: The Breaded Cheeseburger http://www.cheese-burger.net/stories/breaded-cheeseburger.html Burgers, Cheeseburgers and stuff... Yes a website about Burgers. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:38:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.25 By: Nancy S. http://www.cheese-burger.net/stories/breaded-cheeseburger.html/comment-page-1#comment-32795 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 15:31:44 +0000 http://www.cheese-burger.net/?p=3263#comment-32795 I worked in a little place called “The Igloo” in Silver Lake where one of the menu favorites was breaded cheeseburgers. Most days the employees had one for lunch. I’m now in PA and nobody has ever heard of a breaded cheeseburger. Hoosiers know what really good food is ! (And only about a million calories each – worth every calorie!)

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By: Edie Enders http://www.cheese-burger.net/stories/breaded-cheeseburger.html/comment-page-1#comment-30931 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 17:33:43 +0000 http://www.cheese-burger.net/?p=3263#comment-30931 This sure does bring back memories! I was born & raised in Warsaw. The root beer stand was one of my favorites. Spanish hot dogs were the best! The Flagpole for homemade ice cream. My brother always buys a case of breaded cheeseburgers when I go up to visit so we can indulge. I totally understand what you mean. All I wanted was to get out of there, but now when I go visit, it’s so peaceful and layed back, I love it!

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By: Clint Pletcher http://www.cheese-burger.net/stories/breaded-cheeseburger.html/comment-page-1#comment-29808 Fri, 06 May 2011 22:51:18 +0000 http://www.cheese-burger.net/?p=3263#comment-29808 Wow….what memories this brings back. My uncle Paul Pletcher owned a wholesale food supply to restaurants, bars, etc and sold through out the North Central portion of Indiana. He was the inventor of the breaded cheeseburger. In those days it was known as Pletcher’s Foods and later changed to Pierceton Foods and sold to Jerry Wagner. I remember his diligent work in trying to perfect the cheese consistency and finally took it to market sometime circa 1960′s. I would ride with him or one of his drivers calling on the loyal customers. Good ol days when small business could survive in a small niche market. Here’s to “Uncle Paul” since deceased ….one of the most inventive people that I have ever known.

Paul….if you are listening, I am so proud of this legacy given to our family name…dripping cheese and all!

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By: Steve Silveus http://www.cheese-burger.net/stories/breaded-cheeseburger.html/comment-page-1#comment-29739 Tue, 03 May 2011 17:45:17 +0000 http://www.cheese-burger.net/?p=3263#comment-29739 Boy, this brings a tear to my eye!
I worked behind the counter at this little peice of Americana during the mid 50′s My job was to pass the hot dogs from the kitchen to the waiting car tray, draw the root beer,(I could hold 5 or 6 ten cent mugs in one hand & take the money from the car hop at the same time) Wow! I was GOOD!
I learned my multiplicaton tables for the 15′s there. 6 15cent hot dogs =90 cents. 7 15cent hot dogs= $1.05 etc etc.
there was a code from the car hops to the counter guy. it went like this “three,two spanish onion, two large & a float & 1/2″ yeah “1/2″! we actually gave away a baby sized mug to the little kids for free.

it was my first real job with benefits. the deal was we could drink all the root beer we could hold, FREE. But the hot dogs were just offered at a discount.

It was at the B& K that I first heard Elvis Presley pouring out “Hound Dog” from a customers car radio I first saw a 1954 Corvette from behind that counter.My first real car date was one of the car hops there. Details on that another time!

Also, it was here that I learned an early lesson about employees barginaing rights, or LACK of them! We all decided to go on strike during fair week for higher wages. We wrongly figured that all management could do would be to cave in & give us our nickel & dime raises. The off site owner told our manager to “fire us all!”. They & I meekly came back to work feeling lucky to still have our jobs.

The B&K root beer stand is the oldest standing drive in left around. A real icon. Still going strong!

Steve Silveus

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By: Jerry Wagoner http://www.cheese-burger.net/stories/breaded-cheeseburger.html/comment-page-1#comment-27374 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:39:46 +0000 http://www.cheese-burger.net/?p=3263#comment-27374 The Breaded Cheeseburgers are made by Pierceton Foods in Pierceton, IN 574-594-2344

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