This Oklahoma Cafe Helped Inspire the Disney Pixar Movie ‘Cars’ & is Also a Guy Fieri Favorite
Did you know a diner located along Route 66 in Oklahoma helped inspire 'Cars' the Pixar Disney movie? There's more, even one of the main characters in the movie, Sally Carrera, was modeled after the owner.
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As if that wasn't enough this isn't their only claim to fame. This Oklahoma Route 66 cafe has also been featured on Food Network's 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives' and is a favorite of the one and only Guy Fieri.
If you've never visited the Rock Cafe in Stroud, OK. on Route 66 you're missing out. Known across the Sooner State and even the country for its EPIC menu, buffalo burgers, German spaetzle, and amazing atmosphere.
The Rock Cafe in Stroud, OK. on Route 66 is home to the world-famous Buffalo Burger
You'll find the historic Rock Cafe at 114 W. Main Street in Stroud, OK. along Route 66. This legendary landmark of the Mother Road has been around since 1939 and has seen its fair share of ups and downs.
THE ROCK CAFE IN STROUD, OK. IS A LEGENDARY LANDMARK OF ROUTE 66
From being bypassed and nearly forgotten by interstates and the decommissioning of Route 66, tornadoes, and even a fire in 2008 the Rock Cafe has endured. It has a long and storied past, but a very bright future.
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People from all over the world come to experience the food, friendliness, and history of the Rock Cafe. No trip no matter how long or short on The Mother Road is complete without making a stop at the Rock Cafe.
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Back in 2001, the Rock Cafe was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized by numerous state and National organizations and historians throughout its 80-plus years.
Meet Betsy, she's the grill at Rock Cafe and has cooked over 5 million burgers!
Ol' "Betsy" pictured above has been around for well over 75-plus years and she's still going strong to this day. She was severely damaged in the fire back in 2008 but was lovingly restored back to her original beauty.
ANYTHING THAT'S COOKED ON "BESTY" WILL BE YOUR FAVORITE AT ROCK CAFE
In 2001 John Lasseter and research crews from Pixar Animation Studios visited the Rock Cafe while doing research on Route 66 for the movie 'Cars.' Needless to say, they fell in love with the place and its history.
Watch the official movie trailer for 'Cars' which was inspired by the Rock Cafe in Stroud, OK.
From 2001 to 2005 John Lasseter and Pixar crews made several trips to the Rock Cafe while working on the film. After getting to know the owner Dawn Welch they were inspired to create a character just like her.
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So some of the story and history of Route 66 that's told in the 'cars' movie was inspired by the actual history of the Rock Cafe. Also, one of its major characters, Sally Carrera, was inspired by its owner. How cool is that?
The owner of Rock Cafe Dawn Welch was the inspiration for Sally Carrera in 'Cars.'
There are all kinds of really cool memorabilia and other items on display at the Rock Cafe from Pixar and Disney. From autographs and pictures to drawings and posters if you're a fan of the film you have to see it.
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The Rock Cafe has also been featured on Food Network's 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives' and is one of Guy Fieri's favorites. You may have seen it in season 2 of the show, episode 2. You have to try the EPIC buffalo burger!
The historic Rock Cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can get more information at the official Rock Cafe website here, or you can check them out on Facebook by clicking here.