Monday, September 13, 2010
Watsonburger was a small group of hamburger stands that started as Watson's Drive-In in Denison, Texas in the 1950s. It was right next door to the majestic (now demolished and gone) Denison High School. The family 'borrowed' some ideas from "Whataburger" (for which they got in some legal troubles later, IIRC), and opened several new hamburger restaurants as Watsonburgers, mainly along Highway 75 in north Texas and southern Oklahoma. Most are gone now, but a few remain.
I dined at the one in Sherman, Texas yesterday (Original Burger and fresh-made onion rings), and bought this hat. A good meal and a nice cap make a great lunch combo.