Thursday, September 16, 2004

Harvey Gough The guy Burkett relies on to Support His Claims

Gough is another documented nut case. He's the guy who has stuck by Burkett in his claims. The both of them are nut cases with no credibility. "Since the 1970s, Mr. Gough has run the place that was started by his parents, Abe and Bernice Gough, in 1950. Through the years, there were several Goff's locations, but only the original Lovers Lane store remains. Currently, he's in a legal battle with his mother over the business, but that's another story.

Over the years, Mr. Gough has been known to refuse to serve male customers with long hair. And to those who are lucky enough to get him to serve up their order, he usually growls a curt 'dismissed' after handing them the food. And woe is the customer who asks for a drink in a to-go sack. The drink is promptly poured into a paper sack, and customers are left holding the leaky bag.

For a while, special glass was installed in the large front windows as detractors took to shooting out the plate glass.

On most days, when a customer's order is ready, Mr. Gough alerts them by calling across the dining area, 'Hey, doo doo.' Even vendors have fallen victim to Harvey . Once, he locked the ice-cream delivery man in the back of the refrigerated truck and drove him about a block down the street, said Theodore White, an employee for more than 40 years.

To some, it's difficult to understand how such a customer-driven business could survive all these years with a guy like Harvey running the show. But to others, that's part of the attraction.

'I guess I keep coming back because it's good hamburgers and a good sideshow,' said Craig Bryant, who ordered up an old-fashioned hamburger with mustard, fries and tea one recent afternoon before the 50th anniversary celebration. 'I've been coming here since 1968.'"

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