Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Kewpee Hamburgs-- Part 5: Beer Offered After Prohibition
Kewpee Hamburgs was established in Flint, Michigan, in 1923 under the name Kewpee Hotel Hamburgs. (I still have not come across the reason for calling it "Hotel.") They took the name after the popular Kewpee dolls. They were the first fast food places with curbside service and to use drive-thru windows.
The current headquarters of the chain is in Lima, Ohio.
After Prohibition was repealed, some locations added real beer to their popular root beer.
By 1929, there were 200 locations. At its peak before World War II, there were 400 Kewpee Hamburgs.
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