|Johnson's Famous Sign|
|Claxton Johnson, Hero of Burger Lovers.|
I had learned about Johnson's burgers from a co-worker on my first job, after returning to North Carolina several years back.Whether it's true or not, I was told by my former co-worker, that Johnson's is one of two connected restaurants which serves a unique type of chili-cheeseburger. The first restaurant is called The Stockyard; located in the Siler City cattle auction that takes place each Monday, and the other Johnson's Drive-In, a kitschy greasy spoon off Highway 64. The auction which is where the beef comes from, offers the additional service of pick your own cow, where as my co-worker explains, you can have it butchered, and cooked by Johnson's staff right there in the restaurant. This also explains why Johnson's Restaurant is closed on Mondays, and also is the reason that their beef is always fresh and unique. It's because it comes in each morning, freshly ground from the stockyard. Hand picked, never frozen, Carolina blessed, grain-fed beef, that is grilled only after it's ordered. Fixings such as cole slaw and chili are prepared daily for your hamburger, which tragically- but tastefully, had a heart beat just a short twenty-four hours ago.
|This is what heaven looks like.|
Sounded compelling to me. The problem is there's a catch. (Again according to lore.) They only have a certain amount of beef each day, ground fresh each morning, so when they run out, they close up shop for the day. So at about 10 AM the crusade begins, as hordes of people descend upon Johnson's Burgers.
The first time we ever went to Johnson's, it was life changing.
It's hands down the best burger in North Carolina.
|Welcome to Burger Happiness.|
Johnson's Drive-in Restaurant
1520 E 11th Street
Siler City, NC 27344