The Daily Oklahoman interviewed Allen and Susan Shamburg of Colorado, who bought Rivett’s Route 66 Cafe in Sapulpa. They’re renaming it Al’s Route 66 and instilling other changes.
The family plans to keep diner staples of cheeseburgers and fries but will start offering healthier sandwiches.
To bring a classic feel, Shamburg next month is having the carpet ripped out and replaced with checkerboard tiles. He’ll also add a soda fountain and Route 66 memorabilia. They’ll also rename it Al’s Route 66.
“We want an old-fashioned diner,” he said. “You can’t get much more American than that to me. The way things are anymore, a little retro is good.”