Tradition, loyalty - and Fat Boys

Tradition, loyalty - and Fat Boys

There are 25 comments on the Evening Sun story from Mar 18, 2009, titled Tradition, loyalty - and Fat Boys. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Employee Olivia Kauffman hands ice cream to Denise Collins and Baliegh Tyler on Wednesday during the first day of business for Crabbs Tropical Treat.

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Philadelphia, PA

#1 Mar 19, 2009
I love it too... We went to Sonic one day this winter and I will not return. I will definitly wait on Dan to open... Best of luck in 2009.
good times

United States

#2 Mar 19, 2009
What a great place to visit and to eat!! I would love to ride around the circle again, like we did in the 60's and 70's

Middletown, PA

#3 Mar 19, 2009
See ya Sonic!! Yet another business that is going to be sitting empty.

Eden Prairie, MN

#4 Mar 19, 2009
Last night on my way into town, I passed the treat. Seeing all of the cars and people standing in line, was wonderful. You know spring is here when the treat opens.
Cheese steak sub here I come!!!

Bloomington, IN

#5 Mar 19, 2009
Thank goodness the Treat is open again! Yeah Fat Boys!!!!!

Bloomington, IN

#6 Mar 19, 2009
Lisa is from Hanover, Pa! Not Cape May Court House, NJ!
barbara d

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Mar 19, 2009
I grew up in Hanover and remember taking trips to Tropical Treat. I have lived in Mississippi for the past 19 years but I still remember the food at Tropical Treat. Glad to see some of the old haunts are still open!
barbara d

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Mar 19, 2009
barbara d is also from Hanover and not memphis TN

Harrisburg, PA

#9 Mar 19, 2009
Fat Boy...I hear you calling me! What a great start to Spring!

Harrisburg, PA

#10 Mar 19, 2009
We had a bad experience at Sonic, too. The Treat only from now on! It is great to someone who stills cares about his loyal customers and passing that tradition on to his family. Best wishes for a great summer, Dan!

Since: Jan 09

Middletown, PA

#11 Mar 19, 2009
I am from Hanover, but wish it was Aruba.
half baked tater

Gettysburg, PA

#12 Mar 19, 2009
I like treat fat boy good am from tater city
more than meets the eye

Newville, PA

#13 Mar 20, 2009
i here they got fat boys too, but quick question why does the coca cola sign say closed? where do these two little girls rate over the rest of us
get - er- done

York, PA

#14 Mar 20, 2009
way too go it,s nice going to tropical treat and think of the old day,s the 50 @60,s and think that you are back in time and you are still with that spcial one
justice served

Harrisburg, PA

#15 Mar 20, 2009
We've eaten at SONIC a number of times and our order or bill has never been right! TROPICAL TREAT has a great history and reputation for a reason, good food and great service!

Mechanicsburg, PA

#16 Mar 20, 2009
My father-in-law has talked a lot about you used to be able drive the whole way around the treat before the back "hill' was put in. It's fun to here about how it was back in the old days. I'm 36 and that long before I was even thought of. Good to see a part of local history surviving!

Newville, PA

#17 Mar 20, 2009
If you think its great to eat there its even better working there. I'm 52 years old and my first job was at the Tropical Treat. What a great place to start working!! Mr. Myers (Ike) taught me how to make change. When I would leave work you would smell like an Italian steak sandwhich. My whole family ended working and growing up with all the Myers girls. After the place closed Mr Myers would get us all watermelon and we would spit seeds at each other. When the Treat opens you know the long awaited sping is right around the corner.(I DON'T WAIT FOR GROUND HOG DAY) Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Myers for all the memories:):):)

Waukegan, IL

#18 Mar 20, 2009
I truly did not believe that Sonic would have an impact on the "Treat". Every member of my family goes into withdrawal when they close for the winter. I really don't know what it is about the fat boy, they must put something in that sandwich that induces the craving. I like going out to the car shows when they have them, keep up the tradition, anyone within 50 miles should go just for the fun of it.
Also from Hanover not Waukegan Ill.

Spring Grove, PA

#19 Mar 20, 2009
Where are the pictures of the Tropical Treat's faithful, 18 year-long employee, Gina Azzara?
Treat Emp

Middletown, PA

#20 Mar 20, 2009
more than meets the eye wrote:
i here they got fat boys too, but quick question why does the coca cola sign say closed? where do these two little girls rate over the rest of us
I assure you we were open when the picture was taken. The newspaper did not arrive until after we had opened for the season. We were extremely busy on the first day and the sign was apparently not flipped to open.

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