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The Chamber, investors, volunteers and community members gather to celebrate Kirkwood & Co. Restaurant in Highland

Leah B. Johnson, Doniphan County Economic Development Director and Highway 36 Association Board Member, presents Austin Stock, Kirkwood and Co. General Manager, with a certificate signifying Kirkwood & Co. being named “The 2020 Best Burger in Doniphan County on Highway 36.” They are one of 13 restaurants on Highway 36 in Kansas to receive the award.

The Doniphan County Chamber of Commerce celebrated Kirkwood & Co. table and tap restaurant in Highland on Friday, March 19, with a red ribbon cutting ceremony. Established at the end of 2019, Kirkwood & Co. started with local community members and a vision to have a gathering place for everyone in the surrounding area to enjoy a nice meal. Twelve community investors and many other supporters came together to turn that idea into a reality.

Then in November 2020, the Highway 36 Association held an online voting contest to find the 13 best burgers on Highway 36 in Kansas. Each county located on Highway 36 in Kansas had its own poll which citizens and visitors could vote on and one winner was chosen from each of the counties to create the list of the 13 best burgers on 36. Kirkwood & Co. was voted as Doniphan County’s ‘Best Burger’ winner!

Even though Kirkwood is known for having great burgers, appetizers and drinks, they have a full menu and have specific meal specials daily. Be sure to check out the new building, chat with friendly staff and take-in the fun atmosphere while enjoying a meal with friends. They provide dine-in, take-out and outdoor patio seating as well as catering and a private meeting room for small groups.

Kirkwood & Co. is open on Monday-Thursday from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday-Saturday from 11:00 am – 12 am and Sunday from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. They are located at 401 W. Main Street, Highland, KS 66035. Like and follow them on Facebook, apply for job openings and order online at or call 785-444-3663.

Group Picture:

Back row L to R: Bob McCauley, Roger Gormley, Jerry Blevins, Brian Waggoner, Gordon Clary, Ted Collins, Jessica Studer State Farm, Jason Taylor, Josh Falk, and Chamber President Marty Allen

Front row L to R: Leah B. Johnson Doniphan County Economic Development, Kinsey Boller of Rainbow Communications, Esther Gormley, Joy Clary, Carol Blevins, Austin Stock, Kirkwood General Manager and ribbon cutter, Joyce Simpson, Theresa Rohrer and Teresa McAnerney all of the Chamber.