In this week's Throwback Thursday, we're highlighting one of the oldest burger joints in the Tri-Cities.
KENNEWICK, WA - In this week's Throwback Thursday, we're highlighting one of the oldest burger joints in the Tri-Cities.
Zip's By the Cable Bridge in downtown Kennewick opened back in 1953 as a drive-in. The original owner, Robert "Zip" Zuber wanted to offer a fast food option for Hanford workers and their families.
The restaurant is most famous for its burgers. You can still find some of the original food items on the menu today.
Bob Zlatich took over the business in 1975. He said there is something nostalgic about the place that keeps people coming back for more.
"I used to eat here all the time--it was very cheap back then, but I only made $0.50 an hour," said Zlatich. "There's a picture in the side room of the cars lined-up out front--a lot of those people are now my age and they're still coming in," he added.
The Zip's name has come a long way since 1953. It's now a Northwest staple, with more than 30 locations across Washington and Idaho; there are three locations in the Tri-Cities, operated by separate owners.