Drive-in restaurants were all the rage back in the 1950s when carhops ruled the dining scene, but there is still one in Atlanta, Georgia that's alive and well, and that's The Varsity. Set on over two acres, The Varsity is the World's largest drive-in restaurant and can accommodate 600 cars, and upwards of 30,000 people.Onion Rings at The Varsity.
Here's a peek at the amount of food The Varsity goes through daily, and it is all made from scratch!
300 gallons of chili
2 miles of hot dogs
1 ton of onion rings
2,500 pounds of potatoes
5,000 homemade pies
More coke products than any other establishment in the US
Now although The Varsity does offer indoor seating, the way to really experience this restaurant is in your car. Moments after pulling up, a carhop wearing a Varsity hat will come up asking, "What'll ya have, what'll ya have?" We recommend that your answer include onion rings, chili dogs, and their signature drink, a frosted orange.
So next time you find yourself in Atlanta, Georgia, make sure you stop by the Varsity for a fun time, rich history, and delicious food.