Hoppers Pub first opened on the square in downtown Waynesville, MO at 318 Historic 66 East. In 2018 Hoppers opened a second location in downtown Rolla, MO at 723 N. Pine Street.
Waynesville, now a city of over 4,000 residents, was established in 1833. It was named for the famous Revolutionary War hero, General "Mad Anthony" Wayne. It is the oldest town in Pulaski County. Waynesville is rich in history and abounding in folklore. Most of the native population in this area came by wagon train from Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and some from even further south.
Rolla is a city of over 19,500 residents. Rolla is located approximately midway between St. Louis and Springfield along I-44. It is the home of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, well known, both nationally and internationally, for its many engineering departments and computer science department. The headquarters of the Mark Twain National Forest is located in Rolla. In addition, this is part of the Ozark Highlands American Viticultural Area, with vineyards established first by Italian immigrants to the area.
Historic Route 66 runs through the center of Waynesville and Rolla adding charm and nostalgia to area.