Posted by: Kath Usitalo | July 26, 2011

Road Food Report: Brake For Halo Burger

I was cruising north on I-75 and needed a late lunch to fuel my drive to the Upper Peninsula, so I pulled off at Birch Run and into Bill Thomas’ Halo Burger.

The independent fast food joint has been a Flint fixture since 1923 when Sam Blair introduced the original de-lux hamburg sandwich and called it a Kewpee burger.

Bill Thomas went to work for Sam, took over the business and in 1958, and changed the name to Halo Burger.

The burger was juicy and tasty, topped with ketchup, mustard, pickle, onion, mayo, lettuce and tomato (though you can select your toppings, too). The fries came in a handy stand-up cup that fit into the cup holder. Yeah!

Halo Burger has 11 Michigan locations.

Worth a recommendation. And a return visit.

There was a Kewpee Burger chain of restaurants; one remains in Lansing. Check it out: Olive You, Kewpee Burger



  1. Are there still Halo Burger joints around? We used to stop there on our way up north. They had the most confusing menu I’ve ever seen. But the burgers were pretty decent as I recall.

    • Better than a national chain, too!

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