The Hamburger Wagon

The Hamburger Wagon is a hamburger joint located on the sidewalk of the Market Square in Miamisburg, Ohio. The establishment was opened in 1913 by Sherman “Cocky” Porter to help feed residents of Miamisburg rebuilding from the Great Flood.

The Hamburger Wagon is a small wagon, large enough for only two people to work side by side; one cooks while the other one prepares the buns and handles the money. The wagon, still at approximately the same location where it originated, is rolled away and stored indoors nightly. The establishment has changed ownership hands several times throughout the years, most recently bought by Jack Sperry in September 2008 from Michelle Lyons. Unchanged, however, is the flagship product: small hamburgers cooked by oil in a large skillet and served on a roll with an onion, pickle, salt and pepper. The burger has a crispness on the outside, one for which the owners will not divulge its secret of preparation.

The Hamburger Wagon was voted Dayton's best burger joint in 2008. It was also recently featured in the book by George Motz, "Hamburger America: A State-By-State Guide to 100 Great Burger Joints."

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