by Stefanie Sciolaro
Oswego, NY- Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In Restaurant did not let a snow storm get in the way of opening its doors for the season. The restaurant was scheduled to open on Mar. 15. However, due to the massive snowfall that hit parts of Central New York, the date was pushed back by one day.
“We were hoping to open as planned. But with the weather the way it was and all the travel advisories, we decide to hold off for a day,” Doug Appleman said. Appleman has been a part of the Rudy’s family for over 20 years.
“Nature just would not cooperate. Doug and I were here – just in case some people showed up,” Rudy’s General Manager Jason Livesey said.
The 2017 opening marks the restaurant’s seventy-first year in business. Rudy’s first opened its door in 1946 as an open-air stand with outdoor seating. It later expanded as the favorite restaurant it is today for many Oswego residents.
For more information, visit Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In’s website.