Conway Twitty and OKC’s Forgotten Twitty Burger

Editor's Note: As Louis Fowler continues his recovery, we're going to republish some of his most delicious food reviews and writings. Today we take a look back at his ode to a long-forgotten OKC original – The Twitty Burger.


Long before Toby Keith or Blake Shelton ever darkened this state’s dining doorways with overpriced fried bologna sandwiches and Slim Jim-heavy margaritas, throughout most of the sixties and seventies country crooner Conway Twitty made Oklahoma City his base of operations for the thoroughly unique Twitty Burger eatery.


Even though Twitty had chart success with classic tunes like “Lonely Blue Boy,” “Hello, Darlin’” and “It’s Only Make Believe,” he eschewed Nashville’s trappings, making a home on S. Villa in OKC in a modest three-bedroom house. With the fame and fortune of a country music career seemingly not enough for him, Twitty was always looking for something else to fulfill him.

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