In the late 1950's, the big boom in Charlotte was drive-in restaurants. It seemed almost every restaurant offered curb service. The auto age was in full swing and eating (and being seen) in your car was the popular option.
Enjoy the pictures and ads below that showcase some of the many drive-ins that dotted the Charlotte landscape during the late 1950's and 1960's. Click on the picture title to go to the previous original post (if highlighted).
Dixieland Drive-in - 1962 (eventually The Venus would occupy this address)
Bar-B-Q King - Wilkinson Blvd - 1960 - still in business today!
Town & Country Drive-in - Wilkinson Blvd - 1959
Harrill's Bar-B-Q - Kings Dr - 1956
Clock Drive-In - 1960
Shoney's - Morehead St - 1960 - one of the most popular
Skyland Drive-in - South Blvd - 1959
The Drum Drive-in - East Blvd - 1957
Westover Drive-in - West Blvd - 1961
Above 3 - Jerry's Drive-in - pictured is the Park Rd location -- one also at Indep Blvd & 4th St
McDonald's - Indep Blvd - '61 - Charlotte's first location - not a drive-in but you had to eat in your car
Stafford's Drive-in - Wilkinson Blvd - 1956
Johnny's Drive-in - 1959
South 21 - 1959 - currently, the No 2 location is still going strong!