Created By: Ohio's Winding Road
Bill’s Lunch- As you continue your tour of Main St, just to the right of the old B&O office and to the left of Harigle Garage, is an empty green space. Bill’s Lunch once stood before you. Shawnee resident Bill Ricketts served up Shawnee’s most iconic sandwich, “the cracker burger."It was developed by Chet Thompson, a former owner, who came up with the sandwich during the depression as a way to get the most bang for the buck. By adding crackers to ground beef he could make more patties. Locals were quick to point out that it was more cracker than burger. Financially, the cracker burger reflected its humble beginnings as it cost 20 cents compared to a normal hamburger which cost a nickel extra.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Shawnee Historic Walking Tour