Burger Junkie celebrated its newly opened business Oct. 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, during which the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce presented owner Christopher Goodman with a certificate of best wishes and a chamber membership certificate.

Burger Junkie ribbon-cutting

Photo by Jeni McGee

FROM LEFT: Andrew Lawson, Keaton Martin, Lindsey Horton, Letha Mitchell, Melinda Cushenbery, Heather Goodman, Gareth McGee, Burger Junkie owner Christopher Goodman, Chamber CEO Kammy Downs, Mark McGee, Jill Hunter, Kelly Dillner, Pam Crain and Angie Bruce.

Several local member businesses attended the ribbon-cutting at the completely remodeled eatery, located at 611 W. Madison Ave., which opened June 12.

Goodman, the sole owner-operator, is a U.S. military veteran who serves fresh, never-frozen beef burgers and hand-cut French fries daily. Burger Junkie does not have any freezers or microwaves and the onions are grilled on a cast-iron grill.

The inside of Burger Junkie is a hip setting with a ’50s-style atmosphere, which includes a Wurlitzer jukebox.

“Apparently, casino-goers are coming through Ark City on U.S. 166 to grab some fresh burgers and fries on their way to Native Lights and 7 Clans (casinos),” said Chamber President and CEO Kammy Downs. “However, Burger Junkie is providing a fresh food option for Ark City citizens, too.”

Hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, as well as from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Burger Junkie is closed Sundays and Mondays.

This information was provided by Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Kammy Downs.