110th Anniversary Look Back

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 99

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 99


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"You'll find quite a contrast should you choose to have breakfast or lunch at Kegel's Diner. It adjoins a huge Harley-Davidson dealership that dates back to 1909 when Joseph Kegel opened a bicycle shop in Freeport, Ill., and a year later began selling Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Find a seat in a booth or cruise up to the lunch counter and straddle the black-leather saddle of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle seat. Suspended above the counter's serving space is a gleaming motorcycle, part of a display of classic bikes that changes every six weeks or so.

Breakfast selections at the '50s-style diner include fluffy three-egg omelets, pancakes, French toast, waffles, and biscuits and gravy. The Biker Dude Breakfast (priced at $5.50) consists of country steak smothered in sausage gravy, home fries, tow eggs and toast. Lunch selections included homemade chili (thick with meat and beans), country-fried steak with mashed potatoes, homemade meatloaf and a variety of sandwiches and char-broiled burgers, plus shakes, malts, sundaes, root-beer floats and apple pie or cherry pie with ice cream.

A connecting door leads to the sales floor of the motorcycle dealership. Along with rows of gleaming 'hogs' you'll see every imaginable item bearing the company logo, from apparel that includes fashion tops, denim shirts, ties, scarves, belts and handbags, to furnishings for the den ranging from artwork, glassware and clocks to bar mirrors and bar stools. A special section for children offers toddler-sized black-leather jackets, chaps and vests and a play area that includes a pair of battery-powered motorcycles and a play tent."

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