Skip to main content

What-A-Burger Mooresville, NC

After staying the night in Greensboro, the four kids and I took a couple of detours before heading on to Alabama. I decided to stop by my Meemaw's hometown, Mooresville, NC. It was not too far from Statesville and well worth the trip. I felt as if I was really stopping by to see family and in a weird way I was.

We first went to the Willow Valley Cemetery next to First Baptist Church in Downtown Mooresville, NC. That is where my Meemaw's grandparents were buried. Her grandfather was a Civil War veteren named William Pickney Deaton. The cemetery is right next to the railroad where her daddy, William Fowler made his living for his entire life. His railroad career eventually took him to Atlanta where my Meemaw went to high school, had my Granddaddy Lee and divorced her first husband, also a railroad man.

We had a nice walk around the cemetery but unfortunately couldn't find Meemaw's granddaddy. Right before driving to the cemetery I saw What-A-Burger and was shocked because I didn't think those existed anymore. I remember eating at Whataburger in Memphis as a child. I later found out that those are two different chains. The What-A-Burger came to Mooresville in 1965 and some of the workers have been there for over 40 years. I could totally tell as some of the waitresses looked to be in their 70's.

It is a drive-in restaurant which excited the kids! It was like we were in a Flintstone's cartoon. They don't accept credit cards so I went into the restaurant to get cash from the ATM. It smelled like my Granddaddy Etheridges old sound shop he had in Midtown Memphis. Maybe old buildings just have a certain granddaddy smell to them. I didn't eat inside because the kids wanted to do the drive in.

You drive up to the menu:

Then you push this little black button and make you order. I ordered two cheeseburgers, a barbecue sandwich with vinegar sauce on the side of course, french fries and a hot dog. Victoria got a cherry sundrop drink. They had delicious drinks. We waited for our food a little over 5 minutes. The elderly waitress served us our food and had everything correct.

I loved my barbecue sandwich though I admit I barely used the sauce. It reminded me a little bit like Tops BBQ in Memphis. As I child I usually didn't put the sauce on my sandwich. There was delicious slaw on it too! So much better than that KFC slaw. The fries weren't that great. My son told me the hot dog was the best one he had ever had in his life. Of course he is only 5 years old.

Overall it was a good experience for the kids. We felt like we went back into time and I knew I ate exactly what Meemaw would want me to try in her hometown. I never knew if she preferred North Carolina barbecue though. I just knew she made delicious grits.


Popular posts from this blog

STUFF Clogging My Mind

I haven't blogged in a while. I never made it big in blogging and I never found an audience. I gave up and instead used Twitter as a way to express myself. I primarily used Twitter for about four years and even had my own little community. I had a few major retweets but was never famous or anything. I kept myself anonymous because I didn't want attention. I just wanted to express my feelings. A month ago I quit and it was one of the best decisions I've made. It was popular last year to say that 2016 was the worst year ever! It was a very strange year for me! I went through many challenges, new baby, c section, deployment, teenagers, a move, and ended the year losing my grandfather, I went into a deep depression and realized that I was spending sometimes 6-8 hours arguing with people on Twitter. I knew that couldn't help my depressed mood so I decided one day to quit. By day three I felt like a new person. I had more energy and I no longer felt hopeless. Instead of w

How to Attract Negative Commenters to Your Blog

I have been blogging since 2006 and one of the most interesting things is when this creature called a Troll finds your blog. A Troll is a bored scary little thing that goes through blogs, message boards, and You Tube comments saying mean, evil words creating a fight. If you've never had a troll visit your blog, it is easy to attract one. All you have to do is set a bait. Here is the bait that works the best. 1. Keep a "Conservative" blog. Extra points for being a member of the Tea Party. Trolls hate those who are Conservative and this bait successfully attracts the nastiest of trolls. Bonus points for misspelled words or bad grammer. You will suddenly get a comment about how Bush lied people died etc. 2. Write an anti- Obama post. My page views increased dramatically when I wrote a post against Obama, all were people trolling and questioning your intellect. It might not work as much now. Suddenly people will write comments questioning Bush or Reagan and how ra

Overprotective Mom's Guide to Pop Music this Week

I have 2 teens and so I try to keep up with what is going on in music. I want to know what my kids are listening to. I also need to be aware of what songs are playing on the radio while my kids are in the van. I listened to the Top Ten pop songs on the Billboard chart and wrote down my impressions of the songs. My son asked me one afternoon, "Mom, why is Ariana Grande walking side to side?' I usually don't listen to the words and focus on the beat and melody so I was surprised that he caught what the lyrics were. The song he is referring to is "Side to Side" by Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj. I've heard that song around 200 times over the last couple of months. I just figured she was dancing with some guy and they were swaying side to side like you do at church dances. Well, I found out what it really means, prompted by my son's question. She's had sex with a guy all day and all night so she's so sore she walks side to side. (Vomit) Now I c