"We can sell on busy days between 600 - 800 hamburgers."
Krekel's has been feeding residents for decades. Pam Edwards grandfather opened the place in the 50's.
"It's still the same business how grandpa started it. We still have the same food."
And, the same attitude.
"We never want people to leave here unhappy."
It's best known for its burgers.
"They're those thin, crispy burgers that people have enjoyed for years and years."
And, ice cream, "Those sprinkles. You just can't have it without that."
The food is great, but that's not what sets Krekel's apart.
"Mr. Krekel didn't mind buying a child's lunch. Many times, I came down here to Krekel's and didn't have enough lunch money, and Mr. Krekel would always say, 'I got that.'"
"My grandfather always prided himself on us serving hot, fresh food and great customer service; a friendly atmosphere so that our customers would want to come back."
And, it worked.
"I've been eating here for years."
A simple concept for this family-owned burger joint.
"We're really hoping we can keep this going for many years, so that, down the line, our children or grandchildren can be a part of this business and be as proud of it as I am proud to be a part of it."
Krekel's started in Decatur, but has since opened stores in Mt. Zion and Springfield.