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Founder of iconic Traverse City drive-in restaurant dies

Bob Wilson bought the restaurant in 1980 and owned it for 37 years before selling it to the current owner in 2017.
Bob Wilson bought the restaurant in 1980 and owned it for 37 years before selling it to the current owner in 2017.(Don's Drive-In Restaurant)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 8:56 PM EDT
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The founder of an iconic drive-in restaurant in Traverse City has died at age 86. Don Shaff owned Don’s Drive-In from 1960-80. But the name never changed under subsequent owners. It’s known for drive-in stalls and a large sign with a pink car along U.S. 31. Shaff died on Oct. 10. Erna Shaff said one of her husband’s favorite expressions was, “Come again and bring a friend.” Bob Wilson bought the restaurant in 1980 and owned it for 37 years before selling it to the current owner in 2017.

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