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The Coolest Custard Stand in the USA!
Posted by Al on 7/28/2015 11:13:00 AM.

On Sunday. June 7th, during my whirlwind trip to St. Louis to attend my grandson’s First Communion, I had the pleasure of being treated to a vanilla malted frozen custard milkshake at the world renowned Ted Drewes Frozen Custard on historic Old Route 66.

It was delicious!

This was my second visit to Ted Drewes. It had been seven years since my last visit - far too many years to go between such delightful experiences.

Ted Drewes has been in business since 1929 with the Route 66 location keeping customers cool since 1941.

 It’s a St. Louis institution featured in guidebooks and television shows for years as the place to go for frozen custard. Famous foodies visiting the iconic custard stand over the years have included Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Adam Richman among many others.

If you visit, and you should put it on your bucket list, you’ll notice the lovely young women taking orders at the windows are not equipped with any sort of device to record your order. They memorize the orders and seemingly always get them right! It is amazing to see especially when you consider how many customers are in line on a hot day.

Why the memorization? Well, so the story goes, the tradition was started by Mildred Drewes, wife of founder Ted. The shop was so busy and the Drewes’ were so focused on providing the best customer service possible that Mildred found she could save a lot of time by eliminating writing out the orders. The tradition continues as a tribute to Mildred.

 



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