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Kings Restaurant - Midwest, CO, Neb, crunchy cheese coated deep fried sandwich, came as tuna frenchie too.
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Doug S. - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
There is a small chain called "Don and Millies" in the Omaha, Nebraska area which serves most of the old King's Food Host offerings, including Cheese Frenchies.
C. Buckingham - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I cannot believe this. I have early childhood memories of going to Lincoln, NE when I was very young and our treat was to go to King's and have a cheese frenchie. I was just thinking about them and thought I would try and find the recipe and found this website. (I am 51 now...)
Jay L. - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
So there are other people out there who remember King’s restaurant. I live in Columbia Mo and just about 2 years ago they tore down the old King’s building and put up a car lot, the drive in area that was out back is still there though. I searched for Kings on the internet and of course there are lots of other places of the same name so then I tried my favorite sandwich, the Cheese Frenchie and ended up here. I guess by today’s standards you would have to consider the Cheese Frenchie un-healthy but man would I like to have one, I remember them being oh so good!
Ashley W. - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh cheese frenchies! if there was one reason I would move back to Nebraska, it would be all the great food! Amigos, King's, Runzas...does anyone know if tastee's is still there? I would KILL for tastees mmmm :)
Jodi - March 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I have fond memories of King's cheese frenchies from my youth. For a while, there was a King's rebound - but just a short menu - in the Oak View mall but alas we went there last week and it's no longer there!!
Jodi - March 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Me again - I found this & wanted to share. There is still a location on Dodge in Omaha, NE. Check out this website - if you live or are passing through Nebraska, you can curb your craving for a Cheese Frenchie!
Jodi - March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I created a Group on Facebook entitled Cheese Frenchee Fans - join it & spread the word!
Kevin - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I work as a chef in Portland OR, but grew up in Lincoln and I ask people all the time if they have ever heard of the Cheese Frenchie and nobody knows about these oh so tasty treats, I thinking it's time for a comeback.
Rose - May 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to have found this site,,I asked a friend today if she remembered the Cheese Frenchie and being from California, she hadn't....I had my first one at Kings of course, In Lincon, and never forgot them. That was many years ago,,I'm 61 now and in Arizona...Can't wait to go through Nebraska and have another..
Toby B - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Okay, enough with all the mouth watering descriptions of the Cheese Frenchie tell the rest of us what was in it and how do you make one?
Dean - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up on cheese frenchies also. Fortuately for me, my mom makes them as good as Kings ever did. She makes tuna frenchies as well. We've used various cheeses and ingredients. Don and Millies is close, but it's not quite as good. The best thing about getting cheese frenchies at Kings in Lincoln, was getting a side of gravy fries with it.
Sue - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I worked for Kings in Columbus NE when I was out of high school. Couldn't get enough of the cheese frenchies. Have never tried to make them, but finding this site makes me want to try!
zach - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I work at amigos/kings in lincoln, ne. its a combination of the two, and it has the king's cheese frenchies, and a lot good burgers. it's located on 56th and old cheney rd.
Emily - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I also grew up in Nebraska and LOVED cheese frenchies at Kings. Here is the recipe, allegedly from a guy who used to work therein the 1970s: For 1 cheese Frenchie: 2 slices of bread (crusts removed) mayo French dressing American cheese slices (we actually used Kraft slices) Spread mayo on each slice of bread just enough to coat it. Place one slice of cheese between the slices. Cut the sandwich diagonally. FREEZE!!! After the sandwich is frozen solid, dip in French dressing and coat with cracker crumbs. FREEZE!! When ready to eat deep fry til the crust is golden brown! ENJOY!!!!
Mark Hootman - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
although the frenchie was good. I want to know how much pepper, the kind of pepper and what other ingredients they used in their cheesburgers. Those were best cheeseburgers in the world along with a chocolate shake and and order of their totally awesome onion rings
John - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I was a manager for Kings Food Host early 70's... the frenchee was not frozen in preparation. I worked in both commissary and non commissary stores... some stores made their own at the store only if they were not in a city like Des Moines or Lincoln... so I got to make them. They were frozen after making in the cities as they were made at a central commissary and shipped to the stores.
Gina - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I visited my grandparents in Lincoln NE throughout the 60s and 70s and loved Frenchies. Was back in Lincoln just last weekend (10/10/09) and my sister & I went to Amigos/Kings for a Frenchie. It was just awful. The crust was bad, it all tasted like burrito and not Frenchie. So, I'd love to try and make one at home. Never thought of the french dressing. I'm actually willing to get out the old deep fryer if I thought I could do it correctly. I thought the old frenchies used corn flakes as a breading - any old Kings folks out there who have the scoop?
Stan - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I worked @ the 19th and O Lincoln High Kings Location and did some time in the Bethany Kings Northeast High Location from 65-69. The Cheese and Tuna Frenchee did have cornflake crust but I was never sure of what type of bread was used. When we got them they were frozen and we just put them in the deep fryer. I also worked at Kings Crest on 10th and South St. The employees I worked with at all the Kings were a blast. Anybody remember the Graham Cracker Cream Pie?
Shirley - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Having worked at the Bethany Pantry for many years, I made many a cheese, and tuna frenchees. We used the original King's receipe. They were dipped in batter that we made from scratch.We used a different batter for our Tuna frenchees.
Rick - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I make them at least twice a year and love them. The recipe that I've used for over 30 years is: Bread, Mayo (miracle whip), american cheese, cut off crust, cut in fourths, dredge in egg milk batter, coat with crushed Cheeze It's, fry at 375. Serve with pickles and Miracle Whip
randy - January 19, 2010 - Report this comment
does anyone know the locations they had in des Moines Ia?
Monica - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
There was one King's Food Host at 1311 Grand in West Des Moines (now Maxie's). Also, downtown Des Moines across from Younkers on Seventh, SE 14th St and Indianola Road, and seven others. The last one closed in 1979. I worked at the WDM one in 1969 - 70 or so.
Mike - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked at King's corporate headquarters located at 48th and O Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska. They were one of several sites that had a commissary which prepared many of the items Kings was famous for including the cheese and tuna frenchees. I recall watching the frenchees and onion rings being made and later serving them to our customers. I worked there for more than a year before trying out the cheese frenchee and couldn't believe what I had been missing. Larry Price, the founder of Kings was a truly incredible person. He would frequently come down from his office during busy times and would help out, doing what ever needed to be done. It was a great place to work and I have many wonderful memories of Kings.
Mel - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
After the King's Food Host in Billings, MT changed to The Happy Diner, the cheese frenchee became the Cheese Crunchy. I think they were battered the same way the onion rings were and they were first dipped in a water/flour/egg/powdered milk mixture and then in crackermeal. The ratios, worked out to a manageable amount are 2/3 c. water, 8 oz. flour, 1 egg, 1.6 oz. powdered milk - mix for 5 minutes. Refrigerate, dip onion rings (or Cheese Frenchie sandwiches?) in mixture and then in crackermeal! Gotta make me some!
Tom - April 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked at one of the Waterloo Iowa locations until it closed. Great memories, (never received my last paycheck)
Vonnie - April 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I make cheese frenchee all the time I use crackers crumpc instead of corn flakes mayo and velvetta' I freeze them then bag them for when I want them. I make a lot for 4th of July. I have also used American CHEESE 2 pieces per sandwich dip in eggs than in to crumps then deep fat fry
oldschoolruler - May 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I've stumbled into a time space, I grew up in Omaha and YES!!! King's was the best, along with Bishop's, Bronco's, and many other local, regional eateries. There was a King's on 30th and Ames in the early '70's and I was so happy there was one on the North side of town...evreytime I'm home and I go past that intersection I sigh and long for a double cheese burger, fries and tall Coke...thanks for the memories.
Ricky - May 26, 2010 - Report this comment
The Drake Diner in Des Moines has great Cheese Frenchies.
Leslie - June 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I found this info on another site.... UPDATE FOR CHEESE FRENCHIES (from a listener in Atlanta) I was a cook there in the early seventies and made many of these. For 1 cheese Frenchie: 2 slices of bread (crusts removed) mayo French dressing American cheese slices (we actually used Kraft slices) Spread mayo on each slice of bread just enough to coat it. Place one slice of cheese between the slices. Cut the sandwich diagonally. FREEZE!!! After the sandwich is frozen solid, dip in French dressing and coat with cracker crumbs. FREEZE!! When ready to eat deep fry til the crust is golden brown! ENJOY!!!!
Holly - June 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone know why Kings went out of business. I grew up in vincennes Indiana and we had a Kings Restaurant here and I remember my mom taking me there for lunch quite often and I always got to order the food. The telephone they had at your booth was very cool.
Janet - July 03, 2010 - Report this comment Kings Food Host and there is a story of their history,
Scott - July 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I have never forgotten the Cheese Frenchie from my childhood in Urbandale, IA. Nice to see others have the same great memories.
Peg - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Kings Food Host in North Platte, Nebraska was were I got my first job when I was 14. It was a Lincoln, Nebraska based restaurant. I was thinking that they filed bankruptcy. Some of the Amigo restaurants are Amigos/King's. The cheese frenchies are close to what the old King's had but the onion rings are no where close. A lot of their food was made from scratch. Even the hamburger was ground daily. I can remember my Mom and the other kitchen ladies making the onion rings, cheese frenchies, and ham and cheese frenchies.
Baby Boomer Becky - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Need your response. We've had the Cheese Frenchie discussion, and now two of us disagree on something: Didn't King's Food Host have those little jukeboxes right at your table? I am SURE they did.
Laura - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, there were jukeboxes at the table. And the Drake Diner in DSM does have Cheese Frenchees but they are horrible! as are the ones at Stella's simply because they coat them with corn meal! Really????
Shari - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I can remember a Kings in Ames, Iowa, back in the early 70's. I loved their Cheese Frenchees. I wonder if there are an Kings left besides the one in Omaha and the one in Lincoln(?). I live in AZ now, but I would gladly fly wherever for a Frenchee!
Dee - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
My favorite was the phones to place your order. My grandpa and I would go to the one in Loveland, CO as a special date...he never had to ask me what to order-Cheese Frenchee, onion rings and a strawberry shake. Life couldn't be any better. Thanks for posting the recipe-hoping my family with love them as much as I did!
Hettie - January 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked at the Kings Food Host in Gainesville, FL in 1968 - 1970. I would make the Cheese Frenchees, Tuna Frenchees and Onion Rings on Saturdays for the week. I worked there while I was in High School and made $1.15 an hour, which was good money at that time. They had great food and a great concept.
Larry - February 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked at Kings in Lakewood Colo and here's my info: Cheese frenchees we made twice a week in big tubs. We used a crumble mix but it wasn't the same as the onion rings but close. We ground our own meat as it was needed, a 3/1 ratio and would store in tubs then ice cream scoop balls for the grill, hamburger steaks were two balls, leftover hamburgers were kept and used with new hamburger for chili which we made at the restaurant also. Pork fritters were premade frozen from somewhere. french fries were hand cut on site as was onion rings. Chili was homemade, other soup was canned. We had phones on the tables but no jukebox but the Denver Kings did have jukeboxes so some must have had them. Fun place to work and it was easy for employees to trade food to Burger King and Pizza Hut since everyone wanted frenchees (boss was cool with it so don't think we did anything wrong, employees meals just went to another restaurant since you could only eat there so much!)
Dave - March 12, 2011 - Report this comment
King's Food Host in Arvada, Colorado -- now it's a Wendy's -- had Cheese Frenchies. It's been years, decades! and I still think about those darn things! About time I try some recipes!
Candis - April 27, 2011 - Report this comment
We had King's Food Host in Bismarck ND! I worked there, (after it changed to the Woodhouse)never made the ham/cheese or cheese frenchies, but LOVE them. I'm pretty sure they still have them. Fresh hamburger for burgers, and homemade onion rings, made fresh daily. the BEST. The last time I was back home, you still ordered from the phone at the table!!
DANI JO WHITE - June 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I also worked at a kings in omaha on 29th street Mark was the manager there then in the 70's but im confused on something....can someone help i dont remember cheese frenchies being make with french dressing...although it does sound really good to try it that way. I just thought it was eggs batter and crackers....mayo and cheese of course thanks in advance
Michelle - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
My memories of King's and cheese frenchies are from the my high school years-late 60's/early 70's. I don't remember the town but the bus would stop at King's for cheese frenchies on our way home to Estes Park Colorado from out of town football games. We were discussing food from our childhoods today at work and I remembered cheese frenchies so I had to go searching for proof to show the "young whippersnappers" and found this site. Thanks for the blast from the past.
John W. - August 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember what a treat it was when I and a group of friends would pool our allowances and have Cheese Frenchies, onion rings, and a chocolate shake at the King's at 90th and Maple in Omaha. This restaurant is now a shoe store, but you can still see the oily marks around the exhaust fan that still sticks out of the side of the building. Does anyone remember where the other King's locations were in Omaha? I remember eating at King's in the late 1960's on North Broadway in Scottsbluff.
Former Kings Cook - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Everybody is leaving out a couple of main ingredients. Cheese Frenchees are just plain American cheese sandwiches. You take two pieces of white bread, put mayo on the inner surfaces, and cheese in the middle, put them together, cut diagonally. The batter is milk, eggs, flour, and - ta da - a dry powered cheddar cheese. There was no "French Dressing." It looked orange because there was this orange dry powdered cheese - kind of like what is on the outside of cheetos. It was about the thickness of waffle batter. Dip them in the batter, let a lot of it run off, then coat in (another ingredient - NOT corn flakes) crumbled saltine crackers. It was called "cracker meal" and you can probably buy it in bulk. If you're making your own, use low salt. It was pretty bland, not real salty. Now the secret - leave them in the refrigerator overnight. The bread absorbs the moisture from the batter, and "firms" them up into solid sandwiches that won't fall apart. Deep fry until golden brown. Serve plain, or with a puddle of ketchup to dunk in (yea, people loved 'em that way).
kd - September 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Tuna Frenchie's were the best! We would go to the restaurant in Boulder, CO after church on Sundays. So great with a chocolate milkshake!!! I'll have to try some of these recipes - I've tried others and haven't been able to come up with one that comes anywhere close so far...
Lori - September 30, 2011 - Report this comment
We had these yesterday in Bismark ND at the Woodhouse. Still the same as when I was young!!
Lisa - October 09, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG- CHEESE FRENCHIES!!!!! There used to be a King's Restaurant in Grinnell, IA with the little ordering phones at each booth. SUCH GREAT MEMORIES! 30-40 years later & I'm STILL cravin me a Cheese Frenchie! =D So glad others have the same great memories!
cathy laughlin - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
On Friday night we would cruse the Kings in Lincoln, NE. Northeast Kings, Southeast Kings, and Lincoln High school Kings at 19th and O. At every location we would change cars, with friends from different schools. We would eat cheese Frenchies and those great onion rings and cherry cokes. The food was great and so were the boys. Hey, remember the police man (PETE) at LHS Kings? He was sooo cool. class of 65
John Belz - December 06, 2011 - Report this comment
The home of Kings still has lots of Cheese Frenchies. Grandmother, Don & Millie's, and King's Classic. Each high school had their own Kings. The Northeast Kings was the original. The building is still there, but closed.
Mike - December 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been collecting kings food host memorabilia for years,i recently got a menu board from the 50's,any of you past employees have anything from your working days? Gonna make a website soon to display it all,thanks
Ken - December 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked at the Kings in downtown Council Bluffs, IA and ate quite a few meals at the Kings on about 38th and Center in Omaha. I have foud memories of a cheese frenchee dunked in a bowl of chili!
justin - December 27, 2011 - Report this comment
im only 31 so i dont remember these but my mom raves about them. i need to know how the ones on grand av. in des moines were made, she would flip if i made her some...
Jason - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
The two King's locations that I used to go to in Omaha were at 49th and Leavenworth and the one in the vincinity of 60th and Ames. I remember the one on Ames was a car-hop too (like Sonic). Yes, I was a Cheese Frenchee fanatic but, everyone else in my family was nuts for the burgers and rings. There was so much good food in town back then, you pretty much couldn't go wrong. Bronco's and Sam's were big favorites and there were so many good Italian places to eat in Omaha back then that it should have actually been called "Little Italy".
Lori - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
My dad managed Kings on Cornhusker Hwy in the late 70's. My husband's mom was in charge of the bakery at the 9th Street location. Such good memories. Remember the huge shakes - they were served in a tall glass, along with the metal container it was made in, because it wouldn't all fit in the glass! The Frenchees and Rings were amazing - and so were those burgers...
Lori - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
And YES, Tastee is still in business - only they are open on Mondays now :). It's a required part of every trip we make back to Lincoln!
Valentine - May 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Wasn't there a Kings at the corner of Cass and 72nd in Omaha, too? I seem to remember one just down the street from the Omaha Playhouse. Does anyone remember if it was right on the corner or a door or two down? What was right on that corner if it wasn't a Kings??
Allan - June 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone for the good King's memories. Oh what memories of cruising with your girl and going out to one of or all of the Kings in Lincoln. Loved the cheese frenchees and make them at home once in a while, but like someone else asked how much pepper and what other ingredients were in the best cheese burgers ever made?
Bill brunia - July 06, 2012 - Report this comment
The Kings in Des Moines did not have the little jukeboxes at the tables. Each had a menu board, telephone to place your order, napkins to record your order, and plastic ketchup and mustard bottles. Perhaps you are thinking of country kitchen who purchased several of the kings locations and replaced the menu boards with the table remote jukeboxes?
Linda - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
The Kings on te southside of Des Moines DID have jukeboxes and telephones to order food. Loved it!!
Michael - July 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved the cheese frenchies at Kings but I also remember them being triangular in shape. Not the elongated shape that Don and Millies serve.
Soupie - July 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I worked at Kings in Mason City, Iowa, and in Omaha, Nebraska on 29th and Farnam. I have found the closest onion rings to Kings at Rib Crib in Mason City. Cheese frenchies dipped in chili....yum! I would really love to try that Woodhouse place, but that's a long ways to go for a hamburger!
Tulsa - July 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved the cheese frenchies, but I'm from Okla and I got them from Kips Rest. they did have juke box at the tables and some places had a phone too. I liked it with mustard to dip in. thanks all for receipe i plan on trying it.
CJ - July 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I ate my cheese frenchies in Marshalltown, Ia. Wow! Loved them.
Scott Whitlow Whitlow - August 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up in Vincennes, IN. As well. I remember going to Kings with my parents. They had good bean soup and cornbread! Wish I could go back and visit it sometime. Good memories. :)
Steve - August 27, 2012 - Report this comment
(Taking a shot in the dark here being over a year since he commented) Hey Dave, When did you worked at Kings in Lakewood? Did you work with the boss name Sam?
Bill - September 03, 2012 - Report this comment
There was a Kings at 72nd and Cass in Omaha.
Valentine - September 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks Bill!!!!
Stu - September 28, 2012 - Report this comment
There was a Kings in Scottsbluf, NE. I loved going there on Sunday to order Cheese Frenchies over the phone, my parents would let us kids call the order in. I wish Kings would make a comeback!!!
Lisa - October 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Tastees is still here and as good as ever. I always thought Kings hamburgers were really good. I still have yet to find a recipe close to it. I just posted a Runza link on my FB wall with the recipe. Not too many people even know what a runza is!
Jim - October 08, 2012 - Report this comment
A lot of nostalgia in this thread. In Omaha the two restaurants we frequented were Todd's Drive-In on about 78th and Dodge and Kings on 72nd and Cass when that actually was the West end of town, circa 1963. Kings for the food and Todd's for showing off your car in the endless parade that circled through the parking lot (think American Graffiti). I have bragged about the onion rings at Kings for years to my kids. Thanks for the recipes, it's time to break out the deep fryer.
pat - October 08, 2012 - Report this comment
check out kings food host on facebook. i am trying to make a memory site for this.
Bill D. - January 31, 2013 - Report this comment
In '67, as a high school junior, I worked at the Kings in Columbia, MO. It was a fun team to work with and I loved their burgers, rings and cheese frenchees. Anyone that worked at the Columbia store in fall of '67, please drop me a note.
Melanie Holton Garretson 48 years young. - January 31, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up in Gainesville Fl and we had a Kings too. It was located on 13th st at the corner of 16th st. I was so little that I didn't know the deep fried grilled cheese were called cheese Frenchies. I'm so glad I found this web site. I wonder why they closed. They were aw some.
melody - March 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew upin DesMoines,iowa, I ae at Kings fod host regulary... cheese frenchy was to die for and their hamburgers were great
Kathy - March 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Tastee In and Out in Lincoln in the early 60s. The onion chips with the ground onion dip. Then Kings in Omaha in the late 60s after ball games in Papio.
Pamy - March 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember there use to be a King Host on 1st Avenue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. About where LoneStar is today. You would push this button and this lamp would light up to tell a waitress you needed them. After King Host went out I think in the early Seventies. I remember a Pizza place called Green Pepper went in. LOVED those Cheese Frenchies! : )
Larry - April 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I was a manager of a Kings Food Host in Kansas City. Was the best of everything. They got to big to quick. In the later years they sold to Ralston-Purina, and they bankrupted them after about six months. It is too bad. The best hamburgers, fries, frenchies, shakes, and they are the ones that invented the Brownie Sundae. Larry Price the founder passed away a number of years ago, I am not sure about his brother Joe Price. They of course were from Lincoln.
Patty - April 26, 2013 - Report this comment
There is a little place on North Cotner Blvd. two blocks south of where the Kings Bethany location was. It's called Greg's Drive In. It's been around for over 23 years. They serve the best hand pattied burgers in town! And, Homemade Cheese Frenchees! Oh, and have I mentioned the thick Chocolate Malts?!
Aaron - May 02, 2013 - Report this comment
The original recipes are currently in use by the grandson of the founder with his concessions business. Just last week he announced that he will be opening a King's Restaurant on 1st and Ost in Lincoln, Ne very soon, and has plans for as many as 4 in Lincoln in the next few years. He did a radio interview on KLIN on April 25th and the podcast is available here: Who's Excited?
Charlie - July 07, 2013 - Report this comment
In the late 60 Kings was the place to go after school in Council Bluffs Iowa. All the kids that went to Abraham Lincon high went for the Cheese Frenchee. I remember them well Kings on North Broadway. I will make a pigimage back some day to check it out even though I know its gone. Its on my Bucket list
Dan - October 11, 2013 - Report this comment
The grandson of the King's founder did open his restaurant in Lincoln off of 1st and O street It is called Topper Grill The food and malts are just like I remember from Kings
Blaine - November 18, 2013 - Report this comment
The Topper at 1st and O St. utilizes the family recipe book from King's. Don't expect anything but cheap imitations from "Kings Classic" at Amigos.
Larry Knouft - January 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Nobody has ever been able to compare to Kings products. The burgers were called "The world's best hamburger", and they were. I had a concession back in the 80's that I had received permission from Larry Price to offer the Frenhie sandwich, it sold well, but way too much prep work.
Jeff - April 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I worked at the Kings at 17th and Cornhusker Hwy in the mid 70's....WOW.. the food was awesome and I loved the football Saturday crowds...back then the Huskers won a lot!! The Cheese Frenchee was by far one of the most popular menu items with the Cheeseburger being #1!! I hope that Topper does open some restaraunts again...They were Great!
Jefferson - January 06, 2015 - Report this comment
I grew up and still live in Tulsa, OK, and when I was a kid we had a Kings at 31st and Sheridan. My dad would take the family there before going to the movie at the Bowman Twin. Cheese Frenchees were a treat and I miss them terribly! Will have to come to Omaha! Would love to see a comeback of Kings!
bill - January 26, 2015 - Report this comment
we would go to the one in Fremont Nebraska and have a cheese frenchee for our pre game meal. The coach found out and was kind of angry but they were just so good. I tried to make some a year ago but just not the same. Great burgers and onion rings to
Charles - July 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the Kings in Overland Park, KS at 75th & Metcalf. Cheese and Tuna Frenchees were the greatest. Don't know why they closed up.

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