Original restaurant to make Route 66 comeback

Published: Aug. 2, 2019 at 8:58 PM CDT
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A familiar taste is coming back to the Ozarks. It's a taste of historic Route 66.

Red's Giant Hamburg opens on August 5th. The restaurant is returning to Springfield thirty five years after the original closed its doors.

The owner says he's been planning this restaurant for 25 years. Finding the right location and items to put inside the eatery took a lot of hard work, but it's about to pay off as his dream comes true when the doors open.

"You'll sit here and dine. We have the old drive-in speakers installed at each booth and sound in the ceiling," said owner David Campbell.

"I'm just excited, this place is just going to jump."

The restaurant will feature more than 700 pictures of Route 66 and Red's life. It also has a replica of the original Giant Hamburg sign out front.

Red's is on West Sunshine, between Scenic and Kansas Expressway.