Miner's Drive-In celebrates 70 years with their sizable burgers - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Miner's Drive-In celebrates 70 years with their sizable burgers

Posted: Updated:

YAKIMA, WA - It's safe to say that Miner's Drive-In is well known in our region for its sizable burgers, and on Monday the family restaurant is celebrating a milestone.

Miner's is celebrating its 70th anniversary, which - just like their burgers - is a huge accomplishment for this family-owned burger joint.

Miner's opened back in 1948 with just the basics on the menu. David Miner, who now runs the restaurant with his sister, says they didn't even sell fries back then. The combo actually came with a bag of potato chips.

David says everything happened gradually. Over the years as the restaurant expanded, so did the menu, which now offers burgers, salads, nachos, and curly or regular fries. He says his great grandparents didn't anticipate Miner's becoming such a success, and tells us what has kept them in business throughout all these years.

"Really good people that work here, we have fantastic employees," David said. "There's a woman who works here Julie, she's been here almost 40 years and Al Louis, he's been here 25 years. A lot of people 15 to 20 years. Just awesome people that work here and care about this place; that's a major reason why we are successful."

Aside from the anniversary, the Miners were also celebrating a birthday. Monday was Lee Miner's birthday... he's the son of Ed and Irene Miner, who opened the restaurant 70 years ago when Lee was just 16.

It's the same recipe the restaurant has stuck with all these years - fresh ingredients for a fresh burger, because if something isn't broken then why bother fixing it?

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • Early flu prevention

    Monday, September 24 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-09-24 12:13:14 GMT

    The key to not getting the flu this year, getting your flu shot starting now. Local health officials are hoping for a better flu season this year as flu season begins in a little over a month.

    More >>

    The key to not getting the flu this year, getting your flu shot starting now. Local health officials are hoping for a better flu season this year as flu season begins in a little over a month.

    More >>
  • Military vehicle drives off cliff, four injured

    Military vehicle drives off cliff, four injured

    Saturday, September 22 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-09-23 02:54:39 GMT
    A Wapato resident reported a theft of a pickup to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.  The pickup had been equipped with a GPS locator.  The owner of the pickup was able to use a computer program to track the location of the pickup.  The pickup was firstA Wapato resident reported a theft of a pickup to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office. The pickup had been equipped with a GPS locator. The owner of the pickup was able to use a computer program to track the location of the pickup. The pickup was first
    KITTITAS COUNTY, WA-  A military exercise early Saturday morning sent four men to the hospital after their Stryker went over a 25 foot cliff.  Washington State Patrol said the military vehicle was headed along the south side of I-90 around 4:30 a.m. on a dirt road. The driver, 22-year-old Chance Kennen, didn't see the cliff up ahead and ended up going over. The Stryker landed on its front, facing the ground with its wheels against the cliff. Kennen was taken Harb...More >>
    KITTITAS COUNTY, WA-  A military exercise early Saturday morning sent four men to the hospital after their Stryker went over a 25 foot cliff.  Washington State Patrol said the military vehicle was headed along the south side of I-90 around 4:30 a.m. on a dirt road. The driver, 22-year-old Chance Kennen, didn't see the cliff up ahead and ended up going over. The Stryker landed on its front, facing the ground with its wheels against the cliff. Kennen was taken Harb...More >>
  • SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 9-21-18

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:53 AM EDT2018-09-22 05:53:18 GMT

    SWX Game of the Week Scores 9-21-18

    More >>

    SWX Game of the Week Scores 9-21-18

    More >>