MILLARD, Neb. (KMTV) — Philip Franco has live in Millard for 30 years and has been coming to Millard Roadhouse for much of that time. "We used to come here when the front end was the only part of the restaurant before they expanded," he said, "I can't say I've sat in every table in the restaurant but pretty close."
The Roadhouse has served the Millard community from one generation to another. Franco remembers bringing just his daughter in the beginning, now he has a grandson along for the restaurant's final chapter. "Growth is growth but we are sad to see it go," said Franco.
The Millard Roadhouse has called the historical building home for the past 22 years. In 1997, a group of six friends bought it and opened the restaurant. So many memories were made there since then. "We always made sure our new year's eve dinner was here," said Franco.
No doubt, customers are going to miss the homemade food. "Well liver and onions is my favorite and so it's the only place that I love to eat them, so we had to come one last time," said Suzanne Kuhn,
Vickie Falcone co-owns Millard Roadhouse said the customers have become just as much a apart of her life as she has theirs. "I've met life long friends now, customers that have come in that will definitely be my friends forever," she said, "it makes me feel good that everyone is coming out to say goodbye and stuff but it's very sad."
She hopes her customers always remember the Millard Roadhouse as a place full of great food, fun times, family and friends. "Everybody in here will tell you they're gonna miss it, we're gonna miss driving by here and not seeing cars in the parking lot," said Franco.