By Lilli Khatibi
Entirely East Lansing staff writer
Halo Burger, a fast-food chain that originated in Flint, Michigan, has opened its doors in East Lansing. The burger joint opened for business in 1923 in Flint by Sam Blair, who sold the first burger out of a boxcar wagon. Since then, it has expanded its reach to 14 different locations. The menu offers different types of burgers and sandwiches, as well as a variety of sides and shakes.
Halo Burger has its own unique menu item – the Vernor’s milkshake. The combination of vanilla ice cream and Vernor’s soda originated in 1951 when the franchise bought out the older Vernors Ginger Ale building to expand its second location. Recent desire to expand to mid-Michigan drew Halo Burger to come to East Lansing. General manager Laura Bell said she hopes the location in Frandor will bring in students, residents, and fans of Michigan State University in for business.
Halo Burger had its ribbon cutting on Oct. 7.