was an American family restaurant
chain. It was founded byClinton B. Knapp (March 13, 1907 – October 15, 1974), in Battle Creek, Michigan
in 1948 The chain operated in Michigan
, with more than 60 locations at its peak.
Bill Knapp's featured a menu primarily filled with typical family dining items. The menu included a limited breakfast, sandwiches, baskets, luncheon and dinner plates. A children's menu, featuring meals named for animals, was also offered. Recipes for their fried chicken, bean soup, vegetable soup, onion rings, au gratin potatoes, and chocolate cakes (later purchased by Awrey Bakeries)
Bill Knapp's was well-known for its birthday and anniversary discount. Diners visiting Bill Knapp's on their birthday were entitled to a percentage off of their bill; a guest 62 years old would receive a 62% discount. Those celebrating a wedding anniversary were treated to a whole chocolate cake to take... Read More