Thursday, September 03, 2020

Kansas City Remembers Smaks



At the risk of delving far too deep into nostalgia for the late night . . . Here's a #TBT late night note and quick clip for fellow night owls.

"The first Smaks opened in 1956 at 5420 Johnson Drive with that traffic stopping stunt. Over the next 40 years, Smaks would grow into a regional burger chain with locations in seven states. It became a staple for families seeking cheap, quick burgers, thick shakes, and hand-dipped onion rings.

"Smaks helped shape the burger and fast food landscape in and around Kansas City. The Johnson County Museum is in the midst of putting together an exhibit with pictures and artifacts from Smaks. It’s a name that still resonates with local residents . . ."

Accordingly, we share . . .

The story of SMAKS Drive-In told in 60 seconds.

Take a look . . .




Thanks for reading today. Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

A glorious time before America started calling soy burgers, hamburgers.

Anonymous said...

^^^

+100

:(

Anonymous said...

Candy Aikin worked at one in Prairie Village! She was a neighbor of mine. Sadly recently passed of lung cancer.

Anonymous said...

their burgers seemed to have been better than the fast-food burgers today.

Anonymous said...

at the same time, families went to winstead's, where carhops came to your car to take and deliver your order.

or, you could go to sydney's on the plaza and order through an intercom.

allen's, further south on state line (?), also had an intercom system.

joe's diner on state line, the closest thing kansas city has ever had to a diner, was too prolo for some folks.

Anonymous said...

by the way, state line beyond 75th street on the missoura side was gravel but oaved on the kansas side.

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Anonymous said...

2:22 not in your lifetime or your folks either. Where do fools like you come up with this shit?

State line was paved road south to 95th/Banister road since the 30's. Why do I knows this? My family business built the road.

Anonymous said...

And yet Town Topic served a better burger then and now, because they're still in business.

Anonymous said...

I-70 needs to be widened to at least three lanes.

Anonymous said...

the Wishbone Restaurant on Main was an old Mansion where they served fried chicken. the owners, or somebody, made a lot of money on the salad dressings..

Anonymous said...

Sydney's on the Plaza has great cheesecake.

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