Goodbye Danvers, Hello Cook-Out?

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 6th 2017 22106 0

The Memphis Business Journal announced last week that regional fast food chain Cook-Out bought three of the five Memphis-area Danver’s.

Danvers: Known for their salad bar, burgers (and burger toppings+pickle bar), roast beef sandwiches, breakfast. A Memphis classic to many.

Cook-Out: Known for causing traffic jams and fender benders on Highland. A place where you can get chicken nuggets or quesadillas as sides and many million milkshake flavors. New to Memphis.

Y’all had some opinions on the matter, and they were pretty mixed.

Here are some of them from Twitter. Let me know what you think in the comments.

In this corner, we have the pro-Danver’s people.

Over here, we have the pro-Cook-Out people and those with some mixed emotions.

And then…in a completely different corner/plane of existence, we have the (parodY) Evangelist Danver’s account.

Again, let me know what you think in the comments.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Wayne Girzappenflappen says:

    If Cook Out is like the one I went to in another town, they will soon be pushed out of Memphis.

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Dear Mr. Girzappenflappen,

      You may have a point! But for now, the Cookout on Highland seems incredibly popular.

  2. nick says:

    going to this danver’s for I know over 10 years going to miss the friendly employees you will be missed good old country breakfast

  3. elmac says:

    i will surelely miss the breakfast sammiches bacon or sausage.. now my only option is McDonalds.. at least its cheap.

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