Mandi Smack took a chance and opened The River Burger Bar in downtown Waynesboro in 2020, a risky year for anyone to start a new business. But that chance, thankfully, paid off. The River Burger Bar is one of the most popular hang outs in Waynesboro for locals, Appalachian Trail thru hikers, and tourists from all over the world. Have a seat at the bar, you never know who you might strike up a conversation with. Aside from their super popular burgers, The River also has giant pretzels that are soft and perfectly salted, sandwiches, salads, and more. And the best part? You can sub any burger for chicken breast, a turkey burger, a vegan Beyond Burger, or a garden burger.