Ted Drewes locations in St. Louis close temporarily after worker gets COVID-19

The two Ted Drewes Frozen Custard stands in St. Louis have closed temporarily after a worker tested positive for the coronavirus. Ted Drewes expects to reopen both stands sometime next week, including its Route 66 location on Chippewa Street in the southwest part of the city. The beloved local institution made the announcement Thursday on … Continue reading Ted Drewes locations in St. Louis close temporarily after worker gets COVID-19

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis will temporarily close today

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, a St. Louis landmark since the 1930s, announced it would close temporarily starting today, citing the health concerns of employees and customers from the coronavirus pandemic. The company stated in a Facebook post it would continue to offer its frozen custard as usual in St. Louis-area grocery stores. Ted Drewes had … Continue reading Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis will temporarily close today

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard starts 90th year

Here's a nice sign of spring -- Ted Drewes Frozen Custard at its Route 66 location in southwest St. Louis opened for the season Tuesday, and it happens to be its 90th year. Here's a lucky television reporter who received the first frozen custard of the season: The other Ted Drewes site on South Grand … Continue reading Ted Drewes Frozen Custard starts 90th year

A look back at the Round Barn, Ted Drewes and Dixie Truckers Home

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded several more videos from his Route 66 trips during the 1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. Reichardt's videos often hold historical value, as many are more than a quarter-century old. It's interesting to see how the Mother Road has changed. His YouTube channel of 60 videos is here. The first video compiles five … Continue reading A look back at the Round Barn, Ted Drewes and Dixie Truckers Home

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard’s other business

Many Route 66 travelers may not know Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis runs a side business that has nothing to do with dessert. For about a month during the holiday season, it sells Christmas trees and other greenery harvested from Nova Scotia. Here's more about it in a recent report from KTVI-TV in St. Louis: … Continue reading Ted Drewes Frozen Custard’s other business

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard wins World Ice Cream Index

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard of St. Louis won the second annual World Ice Cream Index in a contest run by an Irish marketing firm. Sool Nua of Dublin reported the Route 66 landmark prevailed over other establishments from 13 countries after more than 30,000 votes. No. 2 was a shop from Slovenia. According to Sool … Continue reading Ted Drewes Frozen Custard wins World Ice Cream Index

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard temporarily closes after fire

A fire closed Ted Drewes Frozen Custard at its Chippewa Street site (aka Route 66) in St. Louis today. However, it seems the blaze was minor, and the stand likely will reopen by early evening. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the fire started in the attic about noon today, and firefighters put it out quickly. … Continue reading Ted Drewes Frozen Custard temporarily closes after fire