Long before Carvel arrived in Charlotte, Mr K's was the place to go for soft-serve ice cream. Located on South Blvd in the Southend section of Charlotte, Mr. K's was opened by 1967 by Theodore Karres (the "K" in Mr. K). He retired in 1995 and sold the business to his children- George and Pamela.
Mr. K's is famous for their burgers, crisp onion rings, and fat square-cut fries. As popular as the food is though, its the soft-serve ice cream that people line up for. Milkshakes in every conceivable flavor are also popular.
Almost everything within a mile of Mr. K's has been renovated or replaced in the past few years. With such extensive change, it's comforting to find Mr. K's almost exactly the same as it was when it opened over forty years ago.