You rarely read a complaint about Skinny Legs, but every now and then someone gripes about not getting fries with their burger.
Instead, you get potato chips.
Doug Bean, who took over ownership of Skinny Legs last year after working there for 12 years, dispels the rumor it’s because they don’t have room for a frier.
“We’ve got plenty of room for a frier. A frier is only this big (12 inch gesture),” Doug tells us.
“What we don’t have room for is the freezer storage space we’d need for all the french fries we’d go through.”
Doug says when it’s busy, they serve as many as 300 lunches a day.
Doug came to St. John from Oregon in 1999 with $1,000 in his pocket and planned to stay for just a year.
“I’d never even heard of St. John until the day before I bought the ticket,” he says.