Watch: Iconic Columbia Eatery, Edna’s, Saying Goodbye

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Edna’s #1 has been a capital city staple since 1959, but on March 31st the iconic eatery will stop serving.

Cynthia Boyd has been working at the restaurant for 17 years and was good friends with the original owners Raymond and Edna Schumpert.

A family business that continued cooking when the couple’s daughter Marie took over in 1986.

“She was the foundation, she was what held this together,” Boyd says of Marie.

Following Marie’s death last summer, her siblings have decided it’s time for the restaurant to call it quits which means the end of an era filled with fast food favorites.

Long time Edna’s customer Skip Anderson tells ABC Columbia, “This is my little go to place about once a month that I sneak off to, come out here and enjoy Edna’s.”

It’s not just the food that loyal Edna’s customers are going to miss.

Christie Jones says,”Small businesses is important to the economic growth of the community so to see something that is so significant leave it’s very saddening.”

Sad is the same way Boyd describes saying goodbye to the Columbia community, saying, “It’s the customer that’s kept us going, that’s still keeping us going. So, I give thanks to the customers.”

Customer’s they’ll gladly continue to serve through March 31st.

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