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Jack's Drive In opens for the season


WYNANTSKILL, N.Y. - The sound of those fries cooking to a golden brown, those iconic onions sizzling on the grill, that's how you know spring is here.

"The hamburgers, the cheeseburgers, the sliders. They love the ketchup, the fried onions, they just go together. People love them," said Albert Deeb, manager at Jack's Drive In.

All day Tuesday a steady stream of people lined up for the opening day at Jack's because even after 75 years, how can you ever tire of those mouth-watering sliders?

"Ever since I was little, very little. I can't remember a time I didn't come to Jack's," said Averill Park resident Kelsea Houser.

"My father used to come here over 50 years ago when the sliders were a dime a piece," said North Greenbush resident Steve Timber.

"A guy who just passed away over the winter, he'd been coming here for 60 years, him and his wife. Royal was his name. Really good guy," said Deeb.

The rainy, dreary weather couldn't keep people away as they waited for what we're told are "the best burgers ever."

"The weather's not nice, but the food is still awesome. And it's worth waiting for," said Wynantskill resident Derek Gould.

And whether they come from down the street or across the country, stop by on their day off or take a quick detour on the job, you can bet Jack's will remain busy until closing day.

"We do get people from all over, people that used to live here that come home from California, Florida, and this is one of their first stops," said Deeb.

Deeb told us Jack's Drive In may be doing something special for the 75th year but exactly what that is we'll just have to wait and see.

Jack's Drive In will stay open until around November. They're open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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