When folks went out to eat 45 or 50 years ago they went to Bill's Grill on East Race Street in Searcy Arkansas. I found this old post card showing it as it was when it was so popular. I remember going there when I arrived in Searcy in the late 60's. They had a manager out there named Earnestine who made you feel so welcome. She had a special dessert that was warm chocolate cake with chocolate syrup and ice cream. Ummm! If my memory is right, she became owner of the property. Later she was a very successful manager of Searcy Country Club.
Note this tiny little two lane highway in front of the restaurant.
Now the highway in front is a 5 lane "danger strip" and you take your life in your hands if you try to get a picture. So I went to Googlemaps and found this one. I think this is the current Bill's Grill appearance, named ChinaStar now.