Tomorrow is National Root Beer Float Day!

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day. Although there is much debate over who created the first ice cream float, there is no question that kids loved the idea from the beginning. Adults were, however, a little more cautious. Because carbonated beverage laid claim to curing a multitude of ailments, it was considered by […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National French Fry Day – Monday July 13!

Monday July 13th is National French Fry Day!

Thomas Jefferson first used the phrase “potatoes served in the French manner” way back in 1802 at a White House dinner party. Most people agree that French Fries are not French at all; they are Belgian. But to be honest, we don’t really care where they came from. […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Original Milk Shake was Boozy

Did you know that the first milk shakes of the late 19th century were, in fact, alcoholic whiskey based eggnog? But by the early 20th century they were made with flavored syrups hand-shaken with crushed ice, milk and sugar. The invention of the electric blender in 1922 changed the world of milk shakes altogether giving […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Drive-In Movie Theater is Making a Comeback

 

Eighty two years ago this month the first-ever Drive In movie theater was opened in Camden New Jersey. The cost – 25¢ per car, plus 25¢ per person, with no group paying more than $1. The idea spread like wildfire and after World War II, the rise of the automobile industry and the birth of all […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Diner Culture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy National Egg Day

 

Which came first the chicken or the egg? Who cares? We love them both, but today is National Egg Day, so we are giving the egg its due. That tiny compact little orb packs a powerful punch. Each egg provides 7 grams of protein, tons of vitamin D and has just 75 calories.

National Egg Day […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY – $2 off any burger!

National Hamburger Day is celebrated each year on May 28.  It is a day to honor an all-American classic sandwich, the hamburger.  While the hamburger derives its name from the German town of Hamburg, there is no question that it is an American culinary icon.

There is a fair amount of controversy over who actually invented […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meadow Gold Ice Cream Made Exclusively for Us!

Did you know that Meadow Gold Ice Cream, one of the oldest ice cream companies in America, makes all of our ice creams exclusively for us? During the Silver Panic of 1893, George E Haskell and William M. Bosworth lost their jobs with the Fremont Butter and Egg Company, so they started their own firm […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Community, Food|0 Comments

Mother’s Day – A Holiday of Love

 

Mother’s Day will be here this Sunday, May 10th!

It has been said that there is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love and once a year, on the second Sunday in May, we have an opportunity to repay that love by honoring the mothers in our lives. There have been different variations on the idea […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Community|0 Comments

Chantilly Lace – The story behind our Big Bopper

At Gunther Toody’s the Big Bopper refers to our amazing $3.49 weekday breakfast special which offers guests two eggs (any way you like them), hash browns, a choice of bacon, sausage, chorizo, Polish sausage or ham and wheat or white toast. But did you know from whom the inspiration for the name came? The Big […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Breakfast, Diner Culture|0 Comments

Remembering Happy Days and Arnold’s Drive In

We’ve been thinking a lot recently about the heyday of the American diner and drive in – the 1950’s. This was a truly happy time in American; we were actually thrilled to be moving to the suburbs, kids played outside freely, and doors were always left unlocked. No television show depicts these happier times than […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Diner Culture|0 Comments