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Livonia honors Bates Hamburgers' 60-year anniversary with special certificate

The city of Livonia honors Bates Hamburgers with special certificate on 60th anniversary of business.
The city of Livonia honors Bates Hamburgers with special certificate on 60th anniversary of business.

LIVONIA, Mich. – Bates Hamburbers is celebrating 60 years of business in Livonia. 

The city is honoring the popular hamburger spot at the corner of Farmington and 5 Mile roads with a special certificate. 

"A wonderful recognition from the City of Livonia," reads a statement from Bates. "Thank you to Livonia and the surrounding communities for making us you favorite burger! It’s been a pleasure to be a part of this community for the past 60 years."

Bates Hamburgers has been serving Livonia and Farmington Hills since 1959, according to its website. The business is family-owned and run.

A special anniversary event is set to begin Thursday, Feb. 14, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Bates in Livonia. 

Bates also has a location on Middlebelt Road in Farmington Hills. 

The restaurant earned the 10th spot on WDIV's top 10 burger spots in Metro Detroit in 2017.

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