ARCADIA — POPS, the 18-month-old Route 66 landmark, has revamped its menu with the cafe being taken over by local restaurateurs Keith and Heather Paul. The Pauls are owners of Iron Star BBQ, Red Prime Steakhouse, Cheevers and C Market. Keith Paul said the idea of the Pauls taking POPS cafe under their wings first came up during a casual meeting with the landmark’s owner, Aubrey McClendon. "Aubrey is a friend of ours and is very familiar with our other restaurants in Oklahoma City,” Paul said. "We were just having a very causal meeting and he asked, ‘What could we do here; do you have any other ideas?’ He then approached us about joining in on the management.” The Pauls’ Good Egg Group is working with POPS manager Marty Doepke, who has been with the cafe, convenience store and gas station since it opened in July 2007. "Obviously Good Egg knows what they’re doing,” Doepke said. "They’ve got some of the best restaurants in the area. I was excited about being able to have this exciting partnership.” Gone are the steaks and more exotic fare. Instead, Paul has revamped the menu into one that emphasizes "gourmet road food” headlined by burgers, hot dogs, chicken fried steak, a few salads, sodas and shakes. "We kept some old favorites and centralized the menu to accommodate the crowds,” Paul said. "We tried to keep it as simple as possible and operationally a successful functioning restaurant. We’re getting over the weekends 1,500 people a day.” Paul said his top-performing restaurants see only a third of such business with far more space.