Janson’s Drive In first opened its doors in the late summer of 1960. The Drive In was quite the success, with Janson’s Fans lining up daily. The rest, as they say, is hot dog history.
In 2014, Janson’s Drive In was purchased by new ownership. This family breathed new life into the Drive In, restoring it back to its original glory. Customers are once again greeted by “50s music”, neon lights, and 1950’s memorabilia. Prominent on the original menu are classic items like the “Chicago Style” Hot Dog, now the Vienna Beef Brand, and a variety of Coca-Cola products. Guests can also drink fresh fruit banana shakes and dine on 100% Certified Angus Beef burgers served on a novelty bakery bun.
The new owners still operate the family business in much the same fashion as did the Janson’s family in the 1960. It is a very popular destination for families looking to eat great food with a wholesome atmosphere.
The “greater than life” American experience of eating in your car and drinking homemade banana shakes still lives on at Janson’s Drive In in Beverly.