Triple XXX Root Beer & Family Restaurant » Indiana’s first and oldest Drive-In

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Owners: Greg and Carrie Ehresman

Established: 1895 Triple XXX Root Beer Corporation, 1929 Triple XXX Family Restaurant, 2003 Route 66 Diner

Customer Favorites: Triple XXX Pure Cane Sugar Root Beer and the Duane Purvis All-American Chop Steak featuring a sirloin burger, the trimmings, melted cheese and peanut butter!

An iconic staple, Triple XXX Restaurant, and its famous root beer, are a household name many Hoosiers grew up with. Established as a Triple XXX Thirst Station in 1929, they were one of 100 across the US and Canada. Today, they are the last remaining one selling the original, pure cane sugar root beer, first made in 1895 by the Galveston Brewing Company. And why the unusual name? Owner, Greg Ehresman, said it refers to a rating, based on quality. One X stood for good, two X’s better, and three X’s the best!

As the second generation of Ehresmans to own the 87-year old business, Greg and his wife, Carrie, purchased it in 1999 from his parents.

They continue the family tradition of providing excellent service, real ingredients, and a hands-on approach not found in fast-food chains. Their signature burgers are made with 100% sirloin, ground daily. Menu items are made from scratch, with no artificial additives. Seasonal outdoor seating has replaced curb service, or you can belly-up to an old- fashioned lunch counter indoors, surrounded by vintage photographs and memorabilia. A visit to Triple XXX, and its sister restaurant, Route 66 Diner, provide the essence of days gone by and All-American goodness, wrapped up in one.

Triple XXX Root Beer & Family Restaurant 
2 N. Salisbury Street West Lafayette IN 47906
765-743-5373
triplexxxfamilyrestaurant.com