Paul….if you are listening, I am so proud of this legacy given to our family name…dripping cheese and all!]]>
it was my first real job with benefits. the deal was we could drink all the root beer we could hold, FREE. But the hot dogs were just offered at a discount.
It was at the B& K that I first heard Elvis Presley pouring out “Hound Dog” from a customers car radio I first saw a 1954 Corvette from behind that counter.My first real car date was one of the car hops there. Details on that another time!
Also, it was here that I learned an early lesson about employees barginaing rights, or LACK of them! We all decided to go on strike during fair week for higher wages. We wrongly figured that all management could do would be to cave in & give us our nickel & dime raises. The off site owner told our manager to “fire us all!”. They & I meekly came back to work feeling lucky to still have our jobs.
The B&K root beer stand is the oldest standing drive in left around. A real icon. Still going strong!