A Clay County icon will celebrate a birthday this weekend.
On Jan. 21, 1931, Eddie Knierim officially opened Eddie's Sandwich Shoppe.
Eighty years later, the restaurant still stands in the exact location it was, 13 S. Walnut St., Brazil.
For eight decades, families have paid a visit to the local restaurant and munched on the hamburgers while taking in the atmosphere of the local diner.
Some have taken the Eddie's Challenge, attempting to eat as many hamburgers as possible in one sitting. Some have reached the Hall of Fame, while others have reached the Wall of Shame.
Current owner Kelly McGinty has scheduled a special day for the restaurant. Between the hours of 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, customers may come to the shoppe and purchase single sandwiches for only 80 cents.
McGinty has owned the restaurant for four years. The Clay County native -- like many -- used to go to the restaurant during his school lunch hour.
McGinty graduated from Northview High School in 1987.
"Ever since I was a little kid, I always wanted to own Eddie's," McGinty said. "I used to tell my family I would own it one day."
McGinty said he attempted to purchase the restaurant 15-18 years ago, but was unable to.
"It has always been something my heart has desired to have," McGinty said.
Although the restaurant has gone through some changes, the basics still remain. When one enters the doors, they know what they're going to get.
"That makes me feel good," McGinty said. "There are so many people that come in every day, so many people that come in two or three times a day. We have a lot of familiar faces."
The Knierim family operated the restaurant for approximately 60 years.
"When it was built, it was just a tin building," Bob told The Brazil Times. "And it was a lot smaller. My dad borrowed $200 to build it and he paid it back $1 a week.
"At first, we didn't have running water. We got water from a well at the courthouse. There was a pump there."
The restaurant burned down Jan. 25, 2003, but was rebuilt and back in business seven months later.
Bob said while the price of a hamburger has changed, the shape hasn't.
"When my dad started, they were a nickel a piece or six for a quarter," he said. "They have a lot more on the menu then we ever did. They have a lot of things we didn't have."
Since purchasing the restaurant, McGinty added the dining area in addition to chicken and fish sandwiches, French fries and a full breakfast menu.
"I think it's great that the community supports it like they do," McGinty said. "I think Brazil, as a whole, would do anything it can to keep it running. Basically, anybody that's living now has been there."
"I can't believe it's still there," Knieriem added. "It's amazing. When it burned, I figured it would never be rebuilt. But I was wrong."