Business feature: Owners bought restaurant to build legacy

PNT staff

Kelly and Sheryl McClary bought Pat’s Twin Cronnie 10 years ago as something their children could take over when they retired.

“When we bought it, our oldest daughter was married and the youngest was still at home,” Sheryl McClary said.

McClary said being able to own a business and work with their children was the reason for buying the restaurant.

The McClarys also own Portales Concrete. They split their time between businesses over the course of a day.

Twin cronnies are hotdogs served on a hamburger bun.

While Pat’s sells hamburgers and twin cronnies, they are noted for their peanut butter shake.

McClary said people come from across the state and the panhandle all over for the peanut butter shakes.

“Peanut butter shakes were started a long time ago,” McClary said. “I’m not really sure who came up with the peanut butter shake. It is just something that has been carried over for years.”

McClary said they actually sell a lot more twin cronnies then anything.

— Complied by Clarence Plank