After a fiery start last fall, a new restaurant opened on the east side of Beatrice in June.
Located at 2110 Court Street, The Drive-Thru serves classic American foods like burgers, fish, and chicken, with an array of different sauces to go with it at varying degrees of spiciness.
As its name suggests, people can order by using the drive-thru lane, online, or by walking up to the food truck on the west side of the building, where all the food is prepared. Customers can then eat at the indoor eating area, at one of the picnic benches outside, or take it to-go.
The Drive-Thru is the fourth vehicle-related business owned by Melissa and Jeremy Snyder, who also own Snyderized Car Care, Night Life Limousine and Yellow Cab of Beatrice.
“We have always wanted to start a food truck,” Melissa Snyder said. “Jeremy’s been really interested in it for a while now, so it’s just something that he’s wanted to do. And we have three other businesses, as well, so it keeps us really busy. But Jeremy really wanted to do the food truck, so this was our next adventure, and it seems to be working pretty good so far.”
The food truck first opened last August, but closed a few weeks later due to a fire. A Nebraska Fire Marshal determined that it was most likely caused by a malfunctioning heater in the RV.
“So we just rebuilt and started it in June,” Snyder said. “We decided to do a remote location so there could be dine-in eating, and we’re consistent with our food. Everything’s the same.”
Even the flame logos remain, which were a part of The Drive-Thru from the beginning.
The Drive-Thru had its grand opening on the Fourth of July. Snyder said there were fireworks, games, bounce houses and, of course, food, and that the whole event was called East Side on the Rise.
“We thought we’d bring something to the east side of town, since we’ve got the bowling alley now and Bomgaars, so hopefully it can get going…Every part of Beatrice is important, but it seemed like a good location for us, with us being a drive-thru,” Snyder said.
The Drive-Thru is open every day from 11a.m.-9p.m. More information can be found at The Drive-Thru page on Facebook.