An Interstate 29 corridor staple has expanded its footprint up the interstate and into Platte City.
L.C.’s Hamburgers recently opened a second location in Platte City after a 50-plus-year operation along Prairie View Road in Platte Woods.
Harold Jordan is the co-owner and operator of the new store located at 1302 Platte Falls Rd. in Platte City. Jordan began working for L.C. about 30 years ago and is grateful for the opportunity the late owner L. C. Ridenhour gave him when he hired him in the 1980s.
Jordan said that quality food is the number one priority at the restaurant, with quality ingredients and fresh, never frozen meat.
Everything is done by hand at L.C.’s — a throwback to the old-fashioned burgers they serve.
Jordan has been a cook at L.C’s for most of his tenure and added some new items over the years including a cheesesteak.
The chicken is hand breaded and the fries are fried using a special process which adds an extra crisp to the taste.
“Everything we do is cooked to order,” Jordan said.”We hand bread the chicken strips and tenderloins. We do our best to put the food out as quickly as possible and we make it just how you like it.”
The new L.C.’s Hamburgers location has about 10 employees in Platte City and Jordan and Mark Potts, the owner of the original location, hope to expand the business’s footprint around the Northland.
“L.C.’s has been there for 50 years and we plan to be around another 50,” Jordan said. “I’ve been a part of it for so long it’s second nature.”