MENASHA (NBC 26) — A restaurant that has been serving people in the Fox Valley for more than 60 years will soon be closing its doors.
Mihm’s Charcoal Grill in Menasha will be closing its doors on Saturday.
They’re known to sell the “Finest Charcoal Grilled Sandwiches in the Valley”.
“You have to do full butter, pickles and onions,” said Lang, a Madison resident. “Sort of a sad time that they’re closing this after so many years so I wanted to get one last meal before at Mihm’s.”
Lang is a loyal customer who has been coming to eat here since the restaurant first opened.
“In 1958, I was in high school when these people opened and I had many many wonderful hamburgers here,” Lang said.
The Menasha native now lives in Madison and drove nearly two hours just to get his final meal there.
“Every time I come back to Menasha I make sure to stop in and bring these little grandchildren and my friend Diane,” Lang said.
In the 64 years of operation, the restaurant has gone through several owners.
The most recent owners have ran it for more than two decades and are now parting ways.
“We’re old, we’re tired, that’s it. That’s all the reason,” said Janet.
Janet, who owns the place with her husband, was hoping to sell it, but to this day have not been able to find a buyer to pass the torch on.
“We’re grateful that people love us and hopefully we can find somebody for them to continue with and do the same thing,” said Janet.
A staple in the community, people like Lang are lining up for hours to get those final sandwiches.
“We’re so grateful that we are loved. We feel bad for the wait times, but we’re doing the best we can and we’ll try to accommodate everyone,” said Janet.
But even after their doors shut, those like Lang will always remember this little piece of home.
“They’ve been the same as in 1958 and they’re good now as they were then, as I remember them,” said Lang.