Only in Arkansas: Burge’s, a Holiday Tradition

Only in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – In 1962 in the South Arkansas town of Lewisville, Burge’s opened its doors. 

“Aldon Burge was working for the oil fields and smoked turkeys in his back yard as a hobby,” says Jeff Voyles, Owner.

Friends and family could not get enough of his turkey, so Burge started a business. Twelve years later, he opened a second location in The Heights of Little Rock.  

It’s more than a sit down restaurant, as Voyles explains, during the holidays around 16,000 food packages are shipped out all across the U.S. 

“We pretty much have everything that you would need for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner,” he continues.

From smoked turkey and ham to cornbread dressing and old-style collard greens, Burge’s has it all. 

“This is the real deal, from the people behind the counters to the customers in the dining room,” adds Voyles.

With this success comes a lot of pride, but for Voyles it’s more humbling than anything else.

“That never gets old, and it never will get old. We have people from all over the United States who could buy from anyone they wanted to, and they order from Burge’s every year,” he says.

Burge’s will be open Christmas Eve in Little Rock from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and in Lewisville from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

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