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.


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]


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

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