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Spartanburg street named for legendary Beacon employee

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SPARTANBURG, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

J.C. Stroble has helped get patrons food at The Beacon Drive-In for decades. Now, a street named for Stroble will help them get to the iconic Spartanburg restaurant.

A section of Henry Street, at the John B. White Sr. Boulevard intersection, was officially named for the legendary employee of the restaurant on Monday.

White, who died in February, founded the Beacon in 1946. He gave Stroble a job at the restaurant 54 years ago.

Stroble is known as the "call-it" man who takes customer orders and yells instructions to the cooks.

When asked how he felt about Monday's dedication, Stroble said, "I feel fine! Hey, you know what? This is the greatest day of my life!"

The Beacon is famous for its sweet iced tea and "a-plenty" plates that feature sandwiches topped with french fries and onion rings.

The J.C. Stroble Glaucoma Awareness Foundation is named for Stroble.

Copyright 2011 FOX Carolina. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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