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Any information on a restaurant called the Ground Cow - 76th and Pacific area?

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2016  |  148 Views

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Thanks for asking! Any particular information you were hoping to find? I'll cover some of the basics below that I've pulled together from old city directories and the Omaha World-Herald:  

The Ground Cow was one of several restaurants owned and operated by a local restaurateur named Jack Holmes. He opened the 'first' Ground Cow at 7425 Pacific Street after selling another business in 1962. By 1970 the Cow expanded into a new, freestanding location at 7555 Pacific. (This seems to be the best-known location of the Cow; Fernando's Cafe occupies the building now.) Holmes sold the Cow in 1978, and it closed in December of 1980. 

The restaurant was known for its large 6oz hamburgers and variety of sauces for topping burgers - cheese, Mexican, Hawaiian, mushroom gravy, and so on. 

There was an obituary of Holmes printed at his death in 1996 that covers the history of his restaurants well; I've attached it here. If you're looking for more information on the restaurant, you might try the Douglas County Historical Society - they have an interesting collection of menus and local food history memorabilia. 

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