Longtime Butler County hamburger restaurant reopens under old name

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A longtime Butler County restaurant on U.S. 127 is back in business.

Red’s Hamburger Shop, 103 S. Riverside Drive in New Miami, which sits just north of Hamilton, traces its roots back to the early 1960s. It was briefly Mel’s Diner last decade before reopening last week under its old moniker.

A soft opening drew a crowd to the little brick building many consider the heart of the village.

“We became very busy, very fast and despite only staying open until 3:30, we sold 1,049 of our Red’s burgers in three days, along with everything else on the menu,” said owner Craig Beurelein in a post to the restaurant’s Facebook page.


Beurelein said it took two months to install new equipment, electric and plumbing.

“I don’t have enough words to describe how thankful my wife Yolanda Beuerlein and I are to our friends and family who have helped in the process of getting our little shop up and running,” Craig Beurelein said.

One customer even went so far as to purchase 106 burgers from the restaurant on its first day back in business, he said.

The restaurant's new menu features a plethora of breakfast options, 13 sandwiches, 15 side orders, soups, salads, drinks and desserts.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. For more information, call 513-863-9210.

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