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Miami, Oklahoma: Waylan's Ku-Ku Bird and Burgers

Popular burger joint on Route 66 still sports the Ku-Ku Bird on his rooftop perch and vintage sign.

915 North Main St., Miami, OK
Old Route 66.
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Ku Ku sign.

Waylan's Ku-Ku Bird and Burgers

We had a nice conversation with Mr. Waylan. He gave us cool souvenir key rings for the Ku Ku. Great burgers and great signage.

[Frank, 10/01/2010]

Ku-Ku Bird.

Waylan's Ku-Ku Bird and Burgers

The Mother Road, Route 66, still rolls out the red carpet for visitors in Miami, Oklahoma at Waylan's Hamburgers the Ku-Ku restaurant. Guests can view memorabilia of days gone by as Waylan himself is still preparing your eats to order.

The expansion of the dining room has silenced what once was the singing rooftop Ku-Ku icon. An AC unit now sits in the way for the retracting of the bird behind doors. A replica of the Ku-Ku stands ready at the drive-thru for customers who want to stroll over and snap a photograph.

[Gina Godding, 07/24/2010]
Waylan's Ku-Ku - Burgers

Waylan's is the last survivor of the old Ku-Ku chain of burger joints. The owner and head cook has made his burgers an art form: they were chosen as among the best in the nation, and he swears that regular customers can tell whether he or an assistant made any given burger. Waylan's also offers delicious fried green tomatoes and fresh cherry limeade, but of more interest than the food is the cozy 50's feel.

[Mi Yu, 05/22/2005]

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