OK, follow the bouncing ball, as this story is even more confusing than the last one (Blackwater Lounge). Once upon a time, in downtown Duluth, MN, there was a venerable institution called ” Mr. Nick’s Burger King” – (Home of the famous Char-burger). Nick’s operated for years, with that name, until an upstart franchise burger joint who currently has a very scary “king” character as a mascot comes along and wants to open in Duluth. They negotiate with the Mr. Nick’s family, and eventually, a compromise was reached (the details were secret-like), and Mr. Nick’s dropped the “Burger King” name, and a couple or six BK restaurants opened in Duluth, and the Mr. Nick’s family was somehow involved with those. (Please don’t trouble me for the facts, I am off my meds and it’s hard enough to concentrate – LOL).
Fast forward a few decades, “Aces on 29th” opens in Superior, WI, boasting the original “Mr. Nick’s Char-burger recipe, as well as the o-rings Mr. Nick’s was famous for. Intrepid Minnesota burger reporter Kawikamedia stopped in and reports that the rings aren’t as he remembers, and the secret sauce is a catsup reduction with herbs and spices. He enjoyed the burger, tho!
For some reason the Google map notation says “place closed”, but it isn’t.
Pictured: Ace’s sign; Char-burger; Ace’s Interior; Exterior of original Mr. Nick’s.