Serving great food since being founded in 1959 by the late Don Hale, The Hires Big H original Salt Lake location remains surprisingly unchanged. Locals of all ages, as well as reporters from The Wall Street Journal
magazine, love the classic offerings. Favorites include the famous Hires Big H hamburger, hot dogs, fries and onion rings, frosty mugs of Hires root beer (in five sizes), and root beer floats. Thick shakes are available in more than 15 flavors, including pineapple, caramel and marshmallow.
"Beyond root beer, Hires menu is a classic drive-in bill of fare: a long
list of hamburgers including a 'New York H' (garnished with grilled
onions), a Danish H (with a slice of ham), a Roquefort H, a Pastrami H,
and a Big H, which is garnished with lettuce, tomato, special sauce, and
- Michael Stern, RoadFood.com
, June 28, 2007