About

A Central Illinois Tradition

It all started with William Krekel in 1949 and our signature sandwich .. the Krekel Burger. Our burgers, paired with our handmade shakes and fries are a combination not to be matched elsewhere.

Today, thousands gather at any of the seven Krekel's locations in Central Illinois for burgers fries and shakes reminiscent of years past, a simpler time. Fresh never frozen, ground beef smashed onto a sizzling hot griddle; hand made shakes in 16 flavors, chili made daily with our own special meat and piping hot fries are the staples that have made Krekel's a Central Illinois tradition.

Enjoying great food without a long wait doesn’t mean your meal has to be cooked before you order it. From sandwiches to sundaes, Krekel's makes your food to order. Our family friendly prices make it worth the short wait.