Before the fast-food chains invaded Canton, there was Burger Chief. Opened in the mid-1960s by Dr. Edwin Swords and Dr. William Nichols, Burger Chief was one of the few “fast food” restaurants in the area at the time.
This cup, from the Cherokee County Historical Society collection, is from the Burger Chief’s early days. The original building burned in the late 1970s. It was re-opened and stayed in the new brick building on Marietta Highway until the mid 1980s. The building still stands between Northside Pharmacy and Walgreens.