From the June 2016 Our State Magazine.
"It's an old-fashioned business model, the combination of drugstore and soda fountain, dating back to when pharmacists had to compound each prescription, and food counters and soda fountains offered patrons something to do while they waited,
"The ritual has largely disappeared, yielding to 24-hour drugstores and drive-through pharmacies,
"But here in North Carolina, five local drugstores continue that tradition. Each has its own flavor; each serves simply prepared fare: grilled cheese, tuna salad, hot dogs.
"And the prize, freshly squeezed fruit 'ades." You're in for a treat if you've never had one of these before.
Got me to Thinking. --RoadDog