Penguin Ed’s B & B

Fifty delicious years ago, the B & B opened in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It’s now called Penguin Ed’s B & B and it’s not far from the University of Arkansas campus.  They’re still located on the ‘S’ curve off South School. You can smell the greatness every time you drive by.  Ed “Penguin” Knight bought the business in 1998 and wanted to maintain the original charm. “When people come back after many years, they’re glad to see that not much has changed,” says Knight. “We have maintained our ransackle charm as a Gazette reporter once said.”  This Saturday, the Penguin Ed’s staff will offer $3 buffet meal, reminiscent of the 1960s when the place first opened up. They’ll serve the buffet at lunchtime and again at night from 5 to 8 pm.
David Bassett’s family built the business and eventually sold to the Knights.
He says if it wasn’t for the Arkansas students, the Penguin B&B would have closed down. “Thank goodness for the University of Arkansas. They didn’t serve dinner on Sundays back then so we would deliver up to 500 meals per Sunday. That literally kept the doors open,” says Bassett.

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