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It's Drive-In Time!

By Steven S. Brooks Published: March 23, 2010

We spend a lot of time here on Car Chase talking about auto related business: dealers, repair and restoration shops, auction houses, etc. Another kind of business that wouldn't exist without the benefit of our car crazy culture is the drive-in restaurant.

OK, it is a bit of a misnomer because you really don't drive into the restaurant but your car literally does become your table with servers coming right to your driver's door window. The first drive-in restaurant opened in Glendale, California in 1936. Although the popularity of these establishments peaked in the 1950's, the Akron area is still blessed with some great purveyors of four (or two, or six) wheeled cuisine. Whether it's locally owned establishments like Skyway, Swenson's or Wink's; established franchises like A&W or the relatively glitzy upstarts like Sonic, sometimes you just need a good fix of drive-in dining. 

 Tell us your favorite drive-in destination, whether it's local or not. Personally, I'd love to know what your favorite thing on the menu is also....



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