In 1924, teacher Frank Stewart was looking for a way to supplement his income during the summer months.
So he looked around to see what type of establishment would work the best in his location. He decided on a west coast style Drive-In stand--- a fast-food drive-in establishment that served root beer and popcorn.
His original concept was simple. The drive-in would feature Stewart's Root Beer in a cold mug and also sell salted popcorn. Stewart figured that selling popcorn with just the right amount of salt would increase his Stewart's Root Beer sales. He was right.
However, to differentiate from the other Root Beers at the time, Frank gathered resources and hit the drawing board. By working extensively with Flavor scientists, researchers and others in the industry, Frank and chemist, J. Hungerford Co. developed Stewarts Root Beer. Stewart's Root beer became very popular because of its unique blend of roots, herbs and spices, creating the smoothest blend of Root Beer around! Today, Stewarts Root Beer and Restaurant Drive-In's are a world leader in retro fit businesses and Root Beer distribution.