Do you remember Besser’s?

In good news for me, the only anonymous tips I get at the newspaper are ones like this:

Do you remember Bessers?

This index card came, unsigned, in an equally unmarked envelope. To my anonymous contributor, thanks for the tip about Besser’s!

A family friend of ours, Gene Rank, who now lives in Florida, wrote to me about Besser’s as well; he says, “How about Besser’s restaurant, motel and truck stop on Route 111 South and North of Shrewsbury. It was my first job in the real world working the gas pumps, counter, making soups and slicing the meats for hot sandwiches.”

Even Jim McClure was asking me the other day, what was Besser’s? So I was glad to be able to give a slight answer, but I’d love to hear more memories you have of it.

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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2 Responses to Do you remember Besser’s?

  1. Mary Webb says:

    Besser’s also had exterior cabins of dubious repute. Besser’s and wink,wink, nod ,nod, usually went together.

  2. Terry Zellers says:

    Besser’s was across from the Old Trail drive-in. I probably shouldn’t know that
    or let anyone know that i know that, if you knew what Besser’s really was.
    Speaking of dive-in’s remember The Lincoln drive-in or The Stoney Brook? I spent many a date’s at the drive-in, but didn’t ever remember much about the movie. Remember Bob and Minn’s across from the Stoney Brook, great food with a driving range out back to boot.

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