Meet the slugburger, Northern Mississippi's most celebrated regional dish.
This burger with a crazy name is a product of the Great Depression.
Resourceful cooks used potato flakes, breadcrumbs, and flour as filler for burgers.
The burgers would cost a nickel, also known as a “slug,” which is where the slugburger got its name.
Born in Tupelo, the King's go-to was a slugburger and an RC cola from Johnnie’s Drive In.
DON KNIGHT, OWNER OF JOHNNIE'S
Today, slugburgers still help stretch the dollar, costing less than $2 on average.
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