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« Visiting Kewpee Hamburgers in downtown Lima, Ohio | Main | Ohio museum delivers postal history »

May 06, 2011

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Wanderluster

Was it a little bit creepy with all of those Kewpie eyes watching you eat? ;-)

Dominique King

I read a couple of reviews on Yelp that said they found the dolls a bit creepy, but I lean more towards "campy" or "cute" :)

Jen

So strange! :-) For some reason I am remembering a Nancy Drew book I read a long time ago with a Kewpie doll. I am going to have to go look it up!

Dominique King

Hmmmmm, I'd think the Kewpie popularity pretty much pre-dates Nancy Drew books, but the books could have caught the tail-end of the doll's popularity. These little guys were fun, though :)

MS

Great story! Sometimes we aren't aware of the history of what surrounds us. Awesome idea to focus on the details.

Dominique King

The little details often seem to lead to the most fascinating part of the story, don't you think?

Robert Evenson

Do you ship your burgers to other states?

Dominique King

Hi Robert-I wish I knew if the company shipped to other states. My best recommendation is to call one of the remaining Kewpees directly and ask. There one in Racine, Wisconsin @ (262) 634-9601 and several in Lima, Ohio - try the one I visited @ (419) 228-1778. Failing that, you might try contacting one of the Halo Burgers in the Flint, Michigan area http://haloburger.com/index-3.html Halo Burgers were once Kewpee Burgers, and I have heard that you can get Halo Burgers sent frozen to you http://www.midwestguest.com/2010/05/history-and-olives-on-the-menu-at-michigans-halo-burger.html

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