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Schoop’s Burgers closed in the food court at Southlake Mall, where it was one of the oldest staples.
The vintage 1950s-style burger restaurant specializes in the regional-style burger, which has crispy grilled edges that overlap the bun.
“We are currently closed. Thank you for your understanding,” read a sign.
Cash registers and other accessories have been taken out of the fast food restaurant, whose menu includes burgers, hot dogs, and old-fashioned sandwiches like tuna fondant, pork tenderloin, grilled cheese and a sandwich. the egg salad. He is particularly famous for his signature Mickey Mouse, a feast of a burger with two slices of cheese.
A retro favorite, Schoop’s has nearly 20 locations across Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland suburbs. The classic chain that serves burgers, baskets of fries and Green River soft drinks to generations of area residents also recently closed a store on Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting, near the Illinois border, after the owners have decided to retire.
Schoop’s has long been one of the few local restaurants specializing in native cuisine in the Calumet area to operate in the food court of the two-story super-regional mall located at US 30 and Mississippi Street. Chuck Wheeler’s Vienna Beef Red Hots, a Gary institution so popular it sells t-shirts, closed its Southlake site in 2017.