Goodbye Danvers, Hello Cook-Out?
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.
— Holly Whitfield (@ilovememphis) June 2, 2017
In this corner, we have the pro-Danver’s people.
Danver’s, who never sold out to anyone for decades despite repeated attempts, decided that Cook Out holds the ring? This is terrible.
— (@loudersoft) June 2, 2017
— Steffi (@stephMEM) June 2, 2017
Sucks to lose the only country ham biscuit in midtown.
— FWG (@funkywhitegirl) June 2, 2017
— Hank DeSaix (@hankdesaix) June 3, 2017
Ive been going to that Danver’s since I was a kid & even had it for lunch before hearing the news. Cookout is bland and I don’t get appeal.
— Dabney Ring (@dabneyring) June 2, 2017
Bummer. Danvers chicken biscuit were a long standing fave of mine.
— Joe Restivo (@joerestivo) June 2, 2017
— Stephanie Chockley (@MamaChockley) June 2, 2017
The roast beef with Swiss & lots of BQ & horseradish is the bomb!!!
— Ms. Ev (@paulaeveritt) June 2, 2017
This. I can express my disappointment. Danver’s is my old man jam. https://t.co/WmysIJqEC2
— Nation of Jake (@NationofJake) June 2, 2017
Over here, we have the pro-Cook-Out people and those with some mixed emotions.
Those milkshakes tho
— Kerry Hayes (@Kerry901) June 2, 2017
A little bummed they didn’t buy the one in Cordova.
— steven russell (@stevenrussell) June 2, 2017
Cook Out is good! https://t.co/aapyielPjC
— Chad Hubbard (@chadwicked75) June 3, 2017
Means there will be a Cook Out I’ll actually go to but so bummed to lose Danver’s. At least there’s Cordova for now
— Nashvillain (@rasslinmrk) June 2, 2017
Hopefully they will stop serving nuked frozen foodp
— Joe Schiffhouer (@SchiffhouerJoe) June 2, 2017
— Kevin Brower (@kevinbro1898) June 2, 2017
Buy the Olive Branch one, please. I’d be happy to go there. #burgersaregood
— Ron B (@kadbrand) June 2, 2017
And then…in a completely different corner/plane of existence, we have the (parodY) Evangelist Danver’s account.
When there was only one set of footprints that was when god carried you back to the endless salad bar. #evangelistDanvers
— Evangelist Danvers (@danvers_evan) May 15, 2017
Prayers for the employees of the three restaurants being sold.
We will welcome their bible study groups at our remaining locations.
— Evangelist Danvers (@danvers_evan) June 1, 2017
Again, let me know what you think in the comments.