SHAWNEE, OK, USA - Did you know?
Historic Hamburger King -
Famous for Hamburgers since 1927!
Another Shawnee classic restaurant can be found at the corner of Main and Oklahoma, Hamburger King has been selling burgers since 1927! Decades before McDonald's or Burger King, Hamburger King was one of the country's first hamburger restaurant chains.
Hamburger King was visited by celebrities like Bob Wills and Jack and Al Hoxie, along with Hoxie's best horse Scout.
The original "King" was opened in Bristow, OK by George Macsas. His brother Joseph Macsas opened the Shawnee Hamburger King. Additional restaurants were opened in Ada, OK and Ruidoso, NM. The Shawnee restaurant passed to Joseph's son and daughter, is now run by the third generation, and the fourth generation can be seen working in the restaurant. The Shawnee location is the only Hamburger King still in operation.
Some say Hamburger King is a time capsule. Old time photos can be found, the layout hasn't changed much, and you still call in your order from the phone at your booth.
While it may look like it always has, the King has just undergone improvements to keep the restaurant clean and safe for the next ninety-three years.
Please wait to be seated and social distance as you wait!