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The Barn Hits Milestone Of 50,000 Chicken Fried Steaks

Posted 2/22/2018

By Pilar MartinMONTE Smith, left, is the customer who ordered the 50,000th chicken fried steak at The Barn in Burrton on Monday evening. Smith is shown with server Tiffany Spoon, middle, and owner, Leslie Matlack.MONTE Smith, left, is the customer who ordered the 50,000th chicken fried steak at The Barn in Burrton on Monday evening. Smith is shown with server Tiffany Spoon, middle, and owner, Leslie Matlack.

BURRTON—The Barn in Burrton celebrated a milestone on Monday, serving up their 50,000th chicken fried streak. It was just after 5 p.m. when Monte Smith of Burrton placed the order with wait staff.

 “It was really close. We had two waitresses both turning in chicken fried steak orders,” owner Leslie Matlack said. “Monte’s just happened to be the 50,000th.”

Matlack said The Barn had its second busiest Saturday in the restaurant’s history last weekend. Staff at the restaurant really thought the 50,000 mark would hit over the weekend. They were not off by much.

“It took us 11 months to hit 10,000, and just 27 months to hit 50,000,” Matlack added.

Matlack said she is very surprised by all of the business.

“We have a lot of regulars, local folks, from the area. But we have been seeing a whole lot of people coming from Wichita,” she said.

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