Risch names Rupe’s Burgers in Blackfoot small business of the month
BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI) – U.S. Senator Jim Risch has announced that Rupe’s Burgers in Blackfoot is Idaho’s Small Business of the Month for June 2021.
Rupe’s Burgers will be recognized for their contribution to the Blackfoot community in the US Senate Congressional Record.
In 1962, Vaughn Rupe opened an A&W restaurant in downtown Blackfoot. After nearly two decades of success, Vaughn sold the restaurant in 1978. In 1987, Vaughn’s son Kevin bought the property and named the restaurant “Rupe’s Burgers”. Since then, the establishment has served American classics, becoming a mainstay of the Blackfoot. This month, Rupe’s Burgers will celebrate its 34th anniversary.
“Rupe’s Burgers has been a mainstay of the Blackfoot community since 1987,” Risch said. “For over three decades, they have served individuals and families while having a positive impact on the community. Congratulations to the Rupe family and all of the employees at Rupe’s Burgers on being selected as Idaho’s Small Business of the Month for June 2021. You make our great state proud, and I look forward to your continued growth and success. .
Each month, Senator Risch selects a small business in Idaho that exemplifies Idaho’s values of hard work, entrepreneurship and exceptional commitment to the community.