A View of the Past – October 12, 2016


This week’s view is of the Dog ‘n Suds drive-in restaurant that once stood on Route 50 across from O’Fallon Community Park. The local franchise was operated by Ron Stein who opened it in 1961. The popular eatery closed in 1971.  After that, it was the site of Burger Queen and then Chuck Wagon.  The lot was cleared in 1974 to make way for Pizza Hut which occupies the space today.  Dog ‘n Suds is still remembered fondly by those who ate and worked there.

(Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society)

For more, stop by the O’Fallon Historical Museum, located at 101 West State Street. The Museum is open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and by appointment.