For 15 years, Myrtle Watson managed the former Burger Chef restaurant in Florence, until she retired in 1981, when she was 72. Her fellow employees called her "Memaw." Mrs. Watson passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at the age of 97. "Myrtle Watson, worked hard to support family", The Kentucky Post, November 18, 2006
A Burger Chef opened in Florence on November 3, 1977. It was operated by Marvin Wigger.
I have fond memories of the Burger Chef on Euclid Ave., Lexington, KY, directly across from the University of Kentucky campus. I ate there nearly every week from 1975 until it became a Hardees a few years later. At the time I was a graduate student at UK and would go there at night for a snack since it was only a couple of blocks away from UK's main library where I spent most of my time.