Have A Nice Day, Jag-Off

Like everyone who enjoys bad service and good hamburgers, I was sad to see Goff’s Hamburgers close. When a McDonald’s opened in it’s location I was crushed. Goff’s was an institution on Lovers Lane. Owner Harvey Gough was never mean to me, but I’d seen him really let some customers have it. Oh, and the statue of Lenin outside was a classic in-your-face. Loved Goff’s.

I heard it reopened over by the university with new owners. Stopped by for some burgers and onion rings – fought for parking just like I did at the old location. The sauce is just like you remember it. The shakes are different, but still super delicious.

But the Bastards are nice to you. They are nice to everyone. Ruined the whole experience.

3 Comments so far

  1. Claire (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 4:23 pm

    Just a little clarification… McDonald’s did not take Goff’s place. Goff’s was torn down and is now a vacant lot (might be an office building soon). McDonald’s is a block down. McDonald’s demolished thier old building and just built a new one in its place. I totally agree with your assessment of Goff’s. It’s just not the same without Harvey.

  2. christie (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 6:36 pm

    YES! Now that you said that, I remember it better. The combo of a missing Goff’s and a new McD confused me.

  3. kristen (unregistered) on August 4th, 2005 @ 8:29 am

    a mcdonald’s opened there? i haven’t been to that side of town since i moved away about 3 months ago…but wasn’t there already a mcdonald’s right next door?

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