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Reasons to Love Memphis #3 – 100 Year Old Grease

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 30th 2020 4728 0

When you eat at Dyer’s, you’re eating history.

The grease at Dyer’s is more than a century old. Legend says that the burgers have been deep fried in the same grease since day one, and when the Memphis burger joint changed locations, that grease was transported by armored car. From what I can tell, it’s true.

Every time a new batch of grease is needed, some of the old grease is mixed in with it. Every night at closing time, the grease in the pan is covered with a lid. Every morning, the grease is strained and seasoned. Dyer’s is serious about the “Vitamin G”.

If you go to Dyer’s expecting a big, thick patty with lots of lettuce, tomatoes, aioli, etc., you’re going to be disappointed. If you’re looking for a good, thin, fried Southern burger (the kind with a ton of pickle slices, mustard and onion), you’re in the right place.

If you’re going to put your stomach to the test, I’d recommend going during the day. Beale Street can get packed at night. Or, you could just wait until basketball season starts and grab a burger before or after a Tigers game in the company of dozens of people dressed in blue.

Go there:

Dyer’s Burgers, since 1912

205 Beale St
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-3937

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