Inside: If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun! -- Katharine Hepburn Happy Birthday
Order Up Gary, Indiana â€¢ Circa 1956
Crowded into a Chevy Bel Air, a half-dozen teenagers have happily cruised into the parking lot of their favorite drive-in restaurant, a fast-food staple of 1950s America and a popular hangout for the young at heart. Before drive-thru windows became theÂ more convenient choice for hungry motorists on-the-go, drive-in restaurants allowedÂ patrons to park their cars and place an order with a â€œcar hop,â€ who would rush theirÂ food and drinks to a tray clipped to the car door. Enjoying a new mobility that theirÂ parents and grandparents only dreamed about, nothing was more delicious for theÂ millions of car-driving teenagers than a momentary escape from adult supervisionâ€” well, maybe the cheeseburgers and sodas.