Good Eating is Just Around the ......................Corner......................
"CHICKEN WITH THE GOLDEN TASTE"
Midas Burger, 256-586-3275, has been in business for 48 years and is one of the top places to eat in Arab, AL or around the south for that matter - just ask our regular customers. Try us one time and I guarantee you will become one of our regular customers also. We are located on the By-Pass on US 231, next to Joe V. Clayton Chevrolet and north of the Foodland shopping center. Our address is 221 N. Brindlee Mt Pkwy, Arab, AL 35016. Tele: 256-586-3275
We have one small problem: most people would refer to us as 'Fast Food'. Sorry, as our 'regular customers' would tell we are not 'Fast Food'. Sometimes, you have to wait.
You see, we prepare each and every order at the time you order. Nothing is prepared for you ahead of time. We want it fresh, and we know that is the way you want it too...so we can only cook chicken so many pieces at a time and we get behind. We apologize...but the wait is worth it. It must be...because our 'regular customers' return time and time again. And we do so appreciate it.
The secret is in the preparation - each fresh, never frozen piece of skinless, boneless chicken breast is hand battered with our own special herbs and spices.
A word - we DO NOT cook our food in GREASE or animal FATS - we use PEANUT OIL. It gives the chicken, we think, a better flavor but this is a note of WARNING to those of you that might have a PEANUT ALLERGY. We use peanut oil ALL the time on every food that is deep-fat fried. This includes french fries, hot dogs and onion rings. Hamburgers are cooked on a grill.
Once cooked to a rich, golden brown we top our chicken sandwiches with our own copyrighted 'Midas Sauce'. Many have tried to copy or duplicate it and they get close. They may look the same but taste them side by side, just like Coke and Pepsi did, and you'll easily see the difference. Our sauce stands head and shoulders above the 'want-a-bes'. The sauce receipe is never written down, we refer to it as the 'Secret Sauce' and only four people know how to exactly proportion and mix the ingredients: Barbara and Larry and Larry's sister and brother-in-law.
Barbara and Larry bought the Midas Burger from Larry's sister and brother-in-law over twenty years ago. They also owned a BBQ restaurant in Guntersville at the time.
Everyone asks, "why Midas Burger?" We toyed with changing the name to "Midas Chicken" when we bought the business, back those twenty years ago, but the name "Midas Burger" has been around a very, very long time and part of our tradition is, even tho' the name is "Burger", all our customers know it's really chicken! So we left the name "Midas Burger". Even though maybe 90% of our business is chicken, why change a good thing?
We are locally owned and operated by Arab natives Larry and Barbara Hunt. Both graduates of Arab High School. Larry attended Athens State University and graduated with a BS in Business.
Daughter Kristy is married to Mike Thomas. Both Mike and Kristy graduated from Arab High School too and currently live here in Arab. Mike attended Auburn and graduated with a degree in Engineering and works in Huntsville and Kristy also attended Auburn but obtained her BA degee in Education from the University of Alabama Huntsville and her masters from the University of Alabama. She is a teacher at the Arab Elementary School.
Grandson Payton recently graduated from Arab High and grand-daughter Livie will be in the 10th grade at Arab High School. The University of North Alabama recently awarded Payton a baseball and academic scholarship beginning his freshman year of 2013.
Payton was a catcher and pitcher for the Varsity baseball team and Livie has been on the Jr. High Cheerleading Squad for two years and was selected an All-American. This coming 2013 year she will be a member of the Varsity squad.
Payton played summer baseball with RSA Phoenix and Fall Ball with the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Fall League. He was selected, and played, in the all-star North-South baseball game at Troy, AL the summer of 2012 and was selected and played in the UAB All Star game in Birmingham, AL.
The summer of 2013 he will be playing with a travel team based out of Florence, AL.
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Hours We Are Open
Monday - Thursday 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
10:30 am to 8:00 pm
Midas Burger, Inc
221 N Brindlee Mountain Pkwy
Arab, AL 35016
Days We Are Open
Open six days Monday - Saturday.
Always closed on Sundays and most major holidays.