“When we first started everyone traveled Route 50,” said Dottie Shelton, owner of Biggie’s in Grafton.
That was back in 1965 but Biggie’s in Grafton hasn’t changed much since then, simply because what worked then still works today.
In 1965, you could get 8 hamburgers for just one dollar. The prices may have changed since then but the food remains the same great quality.
“Our business has gone up every year. We have not had a down year,” said Shelton.
Biggie’s was known for hamburgers and hotdogs 54 years ago and those are still the same staples today.
WBOY reporter Elayna Conard asked Dottie if she likes to change the menu up much. Her response said it all.
“Not really. I don’t put anything in unless I like it. The only thing that I did put in was nachos one time cause my daughter said that everybody buys nachos and so I bought a nacho machine and a cheese machine and it didn’t go over well at all,” said Shelton.
No need for new menu items when its favorites like hand-cut fries that keep people coming back. Dottie’s husband Eddie cuts 100 pounds of potatoes every day to keep up with the demand.
“He says what would you do without me and I said I probably couldn’t,” said Shelton about her husband Eddie.
A lot of the customers at Biggie’s come in so often that they claim their own booth.
“A lot of people I might not know their names but I will see them out and I will see them and think I don’t know their name but I know what they eat!” said Tracey L. Shaffer, a 20 year employee of Biggie’s.
Chances are their menu favorites now will still be their favorites years from now cause Dottie doesn’t plan on changing anything.
“Stay the same way, its worked so far,” said Dottie when asked if she has any changes planned for the future.