WICHITA FALLS – Pat’s Drive-Inn celebrated 50 years this weekend, a milestone anniversary for a popular Wichita Falls restaurant.
Birthday cake, golden balloons and guests filled the popular burger restaurant.
But no rest for staff and Pat Wogram, Drive-Inn owner, said herself as they were serving food from open to close Saturday, May 5.
Pat said she’s grateful for all the support she, her family and employees have received over the years, and though she said it’s been a lot of hard work., she also said she knows why people love the burgers and keep coming back.
“You can’t rush the cook,” Pat said. “The burgers have to be toasted. We do not use a bun warmer. They are put on the grill. Most people went to a bun warmers, but we don’t do that.”
Pat said her three daughters have been helping ever since they were little and continue to do so. Pat said she only works when she’s asked to do so.
But she adds: “I’m not ready to quit, and I’m still healthy.”
Pat’s Drive-Inn is located at 400 Scott Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301. They are opened from 10:30 a.m. — 7 p.m.