We had the time of our lives talking to Dave, the owner of Roy's BBQ and Burgers. Dave is related to Roy Tillman, the original owner of many burger joints in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. Back in the day, Roy Tillman would open a successful burger joint, sell it, and open another one nearby.
At Roy's BBQ and Burgers in Milan, Dave proudly displays an old newspaper article (see below) that headlines Ypsi Home to 'King of Hamburgers'. Roy Tillman opened his first joint, Roy's Krystal Kastle Hamburg and Barbeque, in Ypsilanti. Down the line, Roy's BBQ and Burgers opened up in Milan, and it' still being ran by relation. According to Dave, his burger seasoning will never be duplicated. He's secured the recipe from relative Roy Tillman several years back.
What great conversation we had in Milan. This is one of those rare burger joints that take an out-of-towner to, sit at the counter, watch your burger being made, and talk it up. Here's some pics from our visit (click to enlarge).
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