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Stacey

True the burgers are pretty good but better as a double. The chili is watery and they don't have fries (probably no room to cook them). I'm a native to Fort Wayne and have to agree the nostalgia is there. If you want the burgers on a good day, go when the older man is cooking, they come out much, much better. The younger guy tends over cook the onions, the burgers are thinner and I worry about the sanitary conditions when he's cooking. You can see him in the picture above with his back to the camera. Plus he's got a pretty rude way of talking to customers. You can lose the old fashioned feel when faced with a modern bad attitude. Stick with the older guy, good cook, and a nice friendly personality. Burgers are still better as double, more meat. I always say no onions as they are paper thin.

George Capen

Oh my, what memories! Our family called it "Little Hamburgers." I grew up in Dearborn and ate at the original Powers. It was always a treat, and about a 2 mile walk from home to "Little Hamburgers" that my mother and I made frequently. Sometimes grandfather would drive. He had been going there since his teens when the place first opened (grandma too, who attended Henry Ford's nearby one-room school house -- no kidding! -- at Greenfield Village). You can imagine my delight when I finally reached the age to attend junior high (now closed) just 2 blocks away from Powers! I would sneak out of the school almost every day and use my lunch cash for a burger with the world's tiniest Coke in a bottle...mmmmmmm...YUMMY! I am thrilled to learn that there is still a Powers in existence and will plan to make the pilgrimage with mom. I hope that Mr. Hall has started the process of historical building registry so that future efforts to "revitalize" do not jeopardize the existence of this icon of American history.

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