Hires Drive-In was founded in 1959 by Don Hale. He was originally a grocer by trade. During the depression, his parents built a grocery store onto their home to help supplement the family income.
Don worked his way through school and helped to support his young family by operating the grocery store. Always being involved with fresh produce and quality meat through the grocery store, Don decided to become a restaurateur by opening a hamburger drive-in in Salt Lake City.
Hires Big H Drive-in has become famous for their Big H, fries, homemade onion rings, special dipping sauce and frosty mugs of root beer.
While Don did pass away a few years ago, his sons continue the legacy of quality set by their father.
Don's son Mark said, "We cut our own fries and cut and bread our own onion rings. Everything is fresh."
A fresh and family approach to really good food. And an opportunity for one man in Utah man and his family to create a company and family legacy.
Mark said, "My dad loved what America and Utah provided. A land of opportunity and the chance to start your own business. What more could you want."