29 October 2008

Trip to Atlanta - The Varsity

One cannot visit Atlanta without going to the Varsity. When a co-worker of mine heard that I was going to Atlanta back in 1998, he told me that I had to visit this restaurant. And I am glad that I did. Since that time, I've been back to Atlanta two more times and went to the Varsity several times while in town.

Below are some interesting factoids:
  • The main building in downtown Atlanta near Georgia Tech is the largest drive-in fast food restaurant in the world
  • According to the literature in the store it can accommodate 600 automobiles and 800+ people
  • On days when the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets are playing a home game, over 30,000 people visit
  • Two miles of hot dogs, a ton of onions, 2500 pounds of potatoes, 5000 fried pies and 300 gallons of chili are made from scratch daily
  • Frank Gordy insisted on the freshest of all ingredients and three to six deliveries per day are routine
  • It serves the most Coca-Cola during the year than any other establishment in the world
  • The cashiers all say "What'll Ya Have!" over and over again really loud in order to keep things a-flowin (click on the video below)

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