restaurants making old new again..."
Leon's at 121 W.
Murdock is the nostalgic granddaddy at age 57 and is only two years younger
than the famous Milwaukee Leon's that inspired the drive-in concept for
"Happy Days", a TV series based on 1950's life in Milwaukee.
The youngsters who
came here 50 years ago are now grandparents bringing their grandchildren
- and probably reminiscing with them. The drive-in, still serving
patrons with carhops, has the original menu - joosburgers (a special recipe
sloppy joe style sandwich), hot dogs, hot beef and chili dog's. They're
not fried or grilled; they're still steam cooked.
"Our menu hasn't
changed in 50 years. We haven't had to be like a McDonald's
or a Hardee's and Burger King." We believe the carhops are a nice
alternative to drive thru. They work well because patrons need only drive
up and turn off their engines, and relax. "People love coming to our place
and just sitting and watching people." "We've even seen families come in
groups and bring lawn chairs for sitting and watching."
and edited from the Oshkosh Northwestern)