WYANTSKILL, N.Y. – Jack's Drive In will be celebrating 75 years of business on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Jack's opened in 1938 as a hamburger and hot dog cart. The founder, Jack Horne, was selling his food in front of RPI, an idea which quickly took off, leading to the decision by Horne to drop out of college to put his girlfriend through school.
The drive-in, which is now located on 24 Main Avenue, is known for its slider's, which small hamburgers with ketchup and onions as well as their bottled chocolate milk.
Jack Horne sold the business in 1966 to the Deeb Family, who decided to knock down the old shack and build the new restaurant standing on Main Avenue today.
Over the weekend customers will be offered $0.75 shakes in a 75th Anniversary cup. On Saturday, there will be a slider eating competition at 11:30AM. Also on Saturday, hotdogs will be $0.75 and on Sunday hamburgers will be marked at the special price.