Amigos/Kings Classic

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Amigos Restaurant on N 48th & Leighton in Lincoln, NE
Amigos Restaurant on O Street on the west side of Lincoln, NE

Amigos/Kings Classic is a small Nebraska-based fast-food chain that serves Mexican and American foods, founded in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1980.

History[edit]

The chain was established as Amigos in 1980, by Tracy Donahoo, with its first branch opening on Lincoln's O Street in June 1980.[1] The chain was solely a Mexican fast-food restaurant until 1998, when many locations were co-branded with A&W Restaurants. After A&W was bought by Yum! Brands, Inc. in 2002, a defunct regional burger chain, Kings Classic, was revived and replaced A&W in 2003. Several locations are also open for breakfast and offer a third and even fourth brand, Winchell's Donuts and Kopeli Coffee. For a short time, a few of the chains also held Rezato's Fast Italian, these only lasted about a year between 2004 and 2005.

Amigos/Kings Classic has over 25 locations in Nebraska,[2] with fourteen of those being in Lincoln.[1] The original O Street location was closed in 2013 due to changing traffic patterns, and a new location added on 84th Street to replace it.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Matt Olberding - Lincoln Journal Star. "Amigos closes its original 55th and O location". JournalStar.com. 
  2. ^ "With Nebraska's shrinking labor pool, recruiting workers is Job No. 1". Omaha.com. 

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