There's honestly no place quite like this place, at least, not in Arkansas. Though it's sparked a quickly growing Arkansas burger franchise, the tiny dairy bar hasn't grown much in years. Yes, it's bigger than it started out. How did this place come to be?
Ernestine Bradshaw opened the original round orange building in the 1960s. She had lived in California before moving to Arkansas and was inspired to have a small dairy stand such as the many she’d seen there. Most of the orange stands she had found in California were either built by or inspired by the creations of Frank E. Pohl, who opened his first orange-shaped stand in 1926.
Singular in Arkansas, the Mammoth Orange Café eventually grew with the addition of a cinder block structure at its rear to accommodate dine-in customers. The original fare sold here was orange juice, ice cream and burgers.
If you go, take cash; the Mammoth Orange Café has never taken credit or debit.
For more information, check out the restaurant's Facebook page.