PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Dorsie's Dairy Bar, a drive-in style eatery in Pikeville, has been in business since 1962.
Though the restaurant underwent some cosmetic changes a couple of years ago, one thing has remained the same: "cash only."
Tuesday, the Pikeville staple announced that it will now accept debit and credit cards.
Owner Kent Thompson said entering the electronic era is one way to help provide a more convenient eating experience for his customers.
"Sometimes they would have to go to the bank, or they could go to the market, which my uncle owns, and they could use his credit card machine to get cash back," Thompson said. "Some people would just walk away because they showed up with no cash and they were wondering why we don't take debit cards."
He said he is excited to serve the community and he hopes this will bring in people who may not have tried Dorsie's in the past.
Like Dorsie's, HadePay, the company in charge of processing the payments, also has long-reaching ties to the Pikeville community.
Representatives from HadePay said one of the company's founders, Natalie Nichols, is a Pikeville native who can trace her bloodline back to Tobias Wagner, Pike County's Judge-Executive during the Hatfield-McCoy feud.
"I have wonderful childhood memories and know that Pikeville will always have a piece of my heart," she said.
HadePay representatives said the company is "pumped" to help Dorsie's enter this new era.