The lone Minute Man

The El Dorado Minute Man at 318 W. Main St. Photo courtesy of

What was once a 60 to 70 restaurant empire in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, has now dwindled down to one lonely Minute Man, conveniently located for us, in El Dorado.

Owner Linda McGoogan has been in the biz for 35 years. Her is Minute Man the sole survivor of the recession and still serves the burgers of a bygone era, but no longer makes the pies and shakes it was once famous for.

For more information check out the Times Record Online.

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4 Responses to The lone Minute Man

  1. The lone reader says:

    “Minute Man, hold.”

    You may have to hold but the food is worth it.

  2. AFM says:

    Any one who has EVER tried to call in an order heard the above quote by “The Lone Reader” – (“Minute Man- Hold”) with a loud “clunk” as the phone slammed on the counter. It is funny to me just to go in there when she is busy (lunch) and just watch her answer the phone and see if (insert extended amount of time here) when she picks up the phone anyone is on the other end. It is, however, one of the only places in town where I can go and she knows my order before I even say it. The food is excellent and I can never remember a bad meal there. Rumors have been flowing around town the last several months about her closing, and I hope that is not the case. Maybe Allison you can do a little investigative reporting for us and confirm or despute the rumor. Keep up the blog entries. I love them.

    P.S. For some reason all the links you post I am unable to click. It tells me:

    “Not Found

    Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found. Perhaps searching will help.”

  3. Admin says:

    Thanks for the heads up AFM, I’ll check and see what the problem is with the links.

    I haven’t heard any rumors myself, but I’ve been thinking a trip to the Minute Man for lunch is definitely in order since I read the feature the Times Record Online did (Try clicking on the link here and see if this works better: I’ll have to chat with McGoogan to find out some more information about her plans for the store.

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog posts, I really enjoy writing for Between Editions.

  4. AFM says:

    Much better. Thanks.

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