Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Since opening the original Famous Hamburger in the 1970s in Lebanon, the Hider family has been crafting patties with halal meats. Inside each of their kitchens, the cooks work over grills, releasing fusillades of hot sizzles as they top burgers with jalapeños, olives, and swiss cheese. Hints of the Hider clan’s heritage shine through in beef shawarma pita wraps and kefta kebabs, and falafel and veggie patties are ideal for when you are dining out with a vegetarian or wagering that you can turn a rabbit into a well-mannered gentleman.