What’ll ya have? The Varsity named as one in every of ‘The South’s Most Beloved Burger Joints’ – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — What’s your go-to menu merchandise while you stroll into the Varsity and get greeted with “What’ll ya have?”

Is it the new canines? Onion rings and frosted Varsity Orange? For Southern Dwelling’s workers, you’ll be able to’t go flawed with a basic burger.

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Right here’s why Southern Dwelling selected The Varsity.

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Southern Dwelling named The Varsity amongst 20 of “The South’s Most Beloved Burger Joints” It’s the one place from Georgia to make the checklist.

“Like McDonald’s signature double arches, the image for this Atlanta establishment is unmistakable. As guests journey alongside Interstate 75, a well-known large pink V signifies that they’ve made it to town—and that it is likely to be time to cease for a burger. Owned and operated by the Gordy household since 1928, The Varsity earned the title of the World’s Largest Drive-In in 1950, however now serves most of its friends inside its retro eating room with seating for 650. For those who go, examine up on the restaurant lingo earlier than ordering. If you get to the entrance of the road, be able to recite, “Steak, Strings, and F.O.” That’s a hamburger with ketchup, mustard, and pickles, an order of fries, and a frosted orange shake for the uninitiated.”


The Varsity has been an Atlanta establishment for over 95 years. Frank Gordy leased a home off North Avenue and Peachtree Avenue in 1928 and construct a small brick constructing within the entrance yard characteristic a counter and walk-up space.

The restaurant served 300 prospects on its first day. It didn’t take lengthy for the Varsity to take off and it will definitely grew to become the biggest drive-in restaurant within the nation.

In the present day, there are places on the unique in Atlanta, Bethlehem, Cartersville, Dawsonville, Kennesaw and Norcross. A seventh location will open quickly in Rome.

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