IN 1924, FRANK STEWART set out to create the world’s creamiest, best tasting root beer. Together with a chemist, blending 20 different extracts of roots, herbs, and berries, their special blend became an immediate hit! To supplement his teacher’s salary, Frank opened his first restaurant in Mansfield OH . Over the years, juicy hamburgers, frankfurters, tasty french fries with toppings, local specialties and desserts were added to the menu. Many franchises opened up, mostly as car-hops throughout the United States.