The old A&W Root Beer Stand in Eveleth was opened in 1950 by Gordy and Marilyn Lundquist. Ten years later they opened Gordy’s Hi-Hat in Cloquet.
The root beer was brewed onsite and was served in those iconic frosted mugs by car-hops. Hand-patted hamburgers were made fresh and one of Eveleth’s local bakeries supplied uncut buns. A hamburger, french fries, and shake only cost 57 cents.