Update: Tastee Inn says they will close their doors one day earlier than planned on January 4th. Customers in line Friday say employees made the announcement just before 11 a.m. They were also limiting orders.
Business boomed after the Lincoln landmark announced the closing, with the restaurant shutting down early after running out of food each day.
"Our pride and joy is our homemade Onion Chips, everyone is hand cut, hand made and it's a good treat," said Steve Murphy whose family owns Tastee Inn.
But after January 4th, those Onion Rings and other items will be off the menu, as the Tastee Inn will be closing it's doors and 65 years of business within the Lincoln Community will come to an end.
"It's a sad day, we wish it wouldn't happen but that's the way it's going to be," said Murphy.
Store Owner Linda Taylor is deciding to retire and close down the restaurant after decades of running the business that became a hot spot for those craving homemade food.
"We have people come back year after year. High School Reunions, weddings, parties, dates, it's their tasty fix they come by whenever they can," said Murphy.
Today the Tastee Inn had so much business that they ran out food, having to turn away customers who wanted to soak up the last days of this eatery before it becomes a memory.
"We actually had people come in and cry and our help has cried along with them," said Murphy.