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HIDDEN HISTORY: Drive-in restaurants of the ’50s and ’60s

May 13, 2013

Before McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's became household names,  locally owned drive-in restaurants were the places to go for fast food.

Drive-in eateries came to prominence in the post-World War II era, as people increasingly took to the road in automobiles. The custom of ''driving in'' for a charcoal broiled hot dog, hamburger, sandwich or fish fry became a popular alternative to the traditional sit-down restaurant.

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