near U.S. 61 on the former U.S. 34, Burlington opened in late
1964 and lasted until 1974 when it was converted into a Ground
Round. When Rick Birley spotted it, the restaurant was called
Gator's Restaurant and Lounge and retained many of its Ground
Round elements (even popcorn in a basket when you're seated).
He said that its proprietor had worked in the restaurant when
it was a Ground Round.