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Mac's Drive-in Restaurant
Waterloo, NY
Mac's Drive-in was built in 1961. It was originally closer to downtown Waterloo. The main building was moved here in 1967. Mac's still has its original Richardson Root Beer sign. It is best known for its burgers, fried chicken, fresh cut fries and floats. There are two carhop "runs" with enough room for 64 cars at a time. The main building has glass panel sides that can be removed in good weather. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Richardson Corporation was incorporated around 1915. In 1921, the Company built a pagoda-shaped root beer stand at Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, NY. I don't know how many other stands were built or where, but I believe there are only two other locations left (see below).

White Turkey Drive-in
Conneaut, OH
The White Turkey Drive-in opened in 1952 and still features Richardson's root beer and turkey sandwiches. The stand was named after the White Holland Turkeys which were raised by the owners. The White Turkey is now run by the original owner's son and his wife. For more, see this website. [map]

Hamburger Heaven
Elmhurst, IL
Hamburger Heaven opened in 1948. Richardson Root Beer is still made here in oak barrels. For more, see this website. [map]

More Richardson Root Beer Buildings & Signs:
Chickasha, OK

Mug n' Bun
Speedway, IN
The Mug n' Bun started out as a Frostop drive-in in 1942 and was remodeled and renamed as the Mug n' Bun in 1961. This drive-in still features car hops. [map]

former Minuteman
Drive-In [gone]
Elkhart, IN
Mason's Root Beer Drive-in
Washington, IN
The Minuteman Drive-In was closed when this photo was taken in 2009. Miranda's Restaurant moved into the building around 2010. Miranda's closed and the building housed at least three other restaurants after that. This mug sign is still there underneath rectangular panels.

Mason's Root Beer Drive-in opened here in 1951. They still have car hops and produce their own root beer on-site. [map]

Blue Gilly's Pancake Pier & Lunch Dock
Edgerton, WI
Blue Gilly's Pancake Pier & Lunch Dock root beer mug sign looks like it might have come from a B&K Drive-in. However, I don't know of any B&Ks that were ever located in Wisconsin. The place was previously known as Deb's Squeeze Inn. The building that is there looks nothing like a drive-in. Does anyone know what was here originally? The building is currently vacant. [map]

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