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Lines out the door as Cadillac Bill’s re-opens

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 6:47 am

There’s old saying “the best things come to those who wait”.

For those die hard Cadillac Bill’s burger fans, the wait is over

After being closed for almost eight months Cadillac Bill’s reopened last Wednesday.

It was apparent that many missed the established business, known for their burgers, crazy dog and ice cream, as the parking lot has was full all day long.

It didn’t stop then as each day has been a steady flow of customers in the new building which offers seating for 60 people at booths and tables, a salad bar, to go ordering counter and an enclosed kitchen.

Of course there would be rust as new employees get the hang of slinging burgers and making milkshakes.

Owner, Bill Rockwell explained, “With everything being new from our equipment to the staff, we had a few gliches and in some cases people had to wait longer than normal for their orders, but we sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience while we are getting back to business.”

The restaurant which originally opened on April 28, 2007 after he purchased it from Lee Hartley. Although the ownership and name has changed over the years the original building from 1973 had stood tall. It was hit by a lightning strike in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The fire destroyed the inside. Rockwell vowed that he would return.
Construction began on the new building in April.

Rockwell spent the almost four months off thinking about not only what he wanted in the new building, but what the people of Elsberry needed.

Plans are underway for a Grand Re-Opening later this month, watch for more details to come.

Rockwell added, “I was so amazed with the first couple days, I can only imagine what the event will hold for us.”