Gordon "Gordy" Lundquist of Gordy's Hi-Hat fame has died at age 93.
Gordy, as he's affectionately known, died on Tuesday, July 6, according to a post on the Cloquet restaurant's Facebook page.
"He was at home with Marilyn, his loving wife of 71 years, by his side," the post says. "Gordy was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather.
"He took tremendous pride in his work, and all of his employees throughout the years," the post adds.
Gordy and Marilyn opened Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet in 1960, and the menu — fresh, hand-pattied burgers, homemade onion rings, fresh hand-dipped fish and hand-blended shakes — hasn't changed since.
The iconic restaurant has a cult following, with Minnesotans lining up the day it opens every spring. And it's gotten the attention of big-name foodies like Guy Fieri, who has spotlighted the restaurant on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
The restaurant appeared on the show again in May as part of a segment where host Fieri revisited popular spots previously featured on the show, the Duluth News Tribune reported. The show filmed at Gordy's Hi-Hat in July 2020.