In 1954, a few years after Fritz Kropf returned from the Navy, he and wife Virginia started their own fifties-style drive-in restaurant. Fritz’s inventor skills lead him to the development of a food delivery system that he designed and tested in the basement of his home.
Order your food using a telephone on your table; your order is delivered to your table by an overhead train. Children (and adults) enjoy watching the train chugging along with their food in tow.
Burgers are the main feature of the menu, with 11 to choose from.
The Trains are a patented system that was primarily intended to help with the shortage of labor which was a constant problem as Fritz tried to operate (at the time) two restaurants efficiently. The system, nicknamed the “Skat Kat,” was installed at the 18th street location in the early 1970’s, however, people began calling it a train and Fritz decided to go with this popular theme.