the beginning...


With the American dream of running their own business, in 1961, Gordon and Jeanette Bennyhoff and 8 children opened the Minnetonka Drive In. It takes an entire family to run a family business and we still operate that way today. Current owner is son Dave Bennyhoff who started at age 9, washing the glass gallon jugs for root beer. 


Our secret? It's not one, admittedly. The best ingredients is a big part.  Turns out we also like people, though.  We want you to feel the family atmosphere when you stop in to eat or have a homemade root beer float on a hot day. 

We use only the best ingredients that keep
customers coming back AGAIN ANd again.

OUR STORY