By James, the Long, Dark, and Handsome Buick
If you guessed Lexington, Kentucky, you’re right! If you went further and figured out I’m at the Parkette Drive-In, you’re GOOD!
The Parkette Drive-In first opened in 1951. The famous sign was built in 1957 for a cost of $10,000. Today the sign would cost $100,000 or more. The restaurant closed abruptly in 2003, and then was reopened by a group of investors.
It was closed again in 2007 for renovation and was bought by Randy Kaplan and his brother Jeff. They reopened the restaurant in the spring of 2009.
The Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives episode featuring the Parkette Drive-In aired on the Food Network on September 20, 2010.
I was parked at one of the outdoor speakers and Joann tried several times to order, but it must not have been working. They ended up leaving without their treat…..oh well.
Thanks for guessing and Happy Shunpiking!