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As dining rooms remain shuttered amid coronavirus, Minnesotans flock to drive-ins


April 21, 2020

Star Tribune – Jerry Holt

Erica Morningstar with her two daughters Bryn Redding 5, and Brielle Redding, 8, enjoyed a root beer at the Minnetonka Drive In.

Thousands of Minnesotans are flocking to drive-ins to be served a rare sit-down meal in the midst of a state order shuttering restaurant dining rooms to slow the coronavirus outbreak.

Minnetonka Drive In, a restaurant bathed in nostalgia complete with energetic carhops who bring food and beverage to driver's-side windows, has for several weeks been drawing customers by the droves who are hungry for a burger, fried chicken or a malt with a side of a trip down memory lane.


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