About Us

About Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries

Kenney Moore opened the very first Hwy 55 in a mall in small-town North Carolina in 1991. It was called Andy's Cheesesteaks & Cheeseburgers at the time, and its beginnings were humble: Kenney cooked every burger by himself from morning 'til night. And this was in full view of his customers. He couldn't afford a traditional restaurant kitchen. 

But Kenney soon realized something. When you’re manning an open grill, you can greet everyone who walks in. You can chat with guests sitting at the counter. You can cook a family their meals fresh right in front of them, and they can watch the care you put into doing so. And isn’t that what restaurants are supposed to be like? Neighbors bonding together over great service and tasty food?

Today, we have over 120 of those open-grill diners across eight states and two countries, but their missions are the same as Kenney's when he first opened the doors in 1991: to deliver authentic hospitality and fresh food to anyone who wants a little something more out of their dining experience.

So check out our menu and come join us at your local Hwy 55 to watch us grill your fresh, never-frozen burger or hand-squeeze your lemonade right at the counter. You'll see why we're your neighborhood's next favorite burger joint.

Widely known in the state for its fresh food and service that exceeds expectations, Hwy 55 won the nationwide BurgerBusiness.com's Best Burger in 2012. It also was recently named a top 500 franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine and a Next 20 restaurant brand by Nation's Restaurant News. With over 120 locations, your Hwy 55 is waiting for you today!