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Round the Corner

A distinctive restaurant featuring round windows near the door and a telephone system allowing you to call in your order right from the booth.

The first Restaurant was in the Laurelwood Shopping Center, where Rafferty's is today. Later on there were locations in Germantown (on Poplar where Kinko's is now) and of course, inside the Mall of Memphis.

They served about 20 varieties of gourmet burgers, french fries and desserts. You would enter the restaurant and sit down to make your choices from the menu. When you were ready to order, you would pick up the telephone at your table, and they would take your order over the phone. When your order was ready, they would buzz your table and you would go up to get your order.

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Some information from Memphis Memories

9/12/2010 Okay, when you have phones at the table to place your order, the restaurant is just begging for trouble. I remember being an idiot teenager, out with friends, and probably feeling no pain. We went to Round the Corner, picked up the phone, and acted like totally obnoxious a**holes. I will never forget the poor server replying back, "Are y'all from Collierville?" We laughed ourselves to tears.


Round the Corner Restaurant in the Mall of Memphis. They served about 20 varieties of gourmet burgers with great french fries and desserts. You would enter the restaurant and sit down to look at the menu. When you were ready to order, you would pick up the telephone at your table, and they would take your order over the phone. When your order was ready, they would buzz your table and you would go up to get your order. There were also locations in Germantown (on Poplar where Kinko's is now) and in the Laurelwood Shopping Center in East Memphis (where Rafferty's is now).


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