Posted on June 7, 2011
by Sue Gleiter
The Red Rabbit Drive-In in Duncannon is still a habit. In a strange twist, the rumor mill has been churning that the longtime '50s style restaurant is closing. Not true. The Bunny Burgers are here to stay. So are the milkshakes, floats, pork barbecue and french fries with Bunny Dust.
“We’re not closing. We have full plans of staying in business for a long time,” said Sam Berger, who is the son of owners Sam and Cindy Berger.
The curbside service restaurant opened in 1964 and is known for its fast food cuisine delivered to customers in their cars. It’s a popular spot for those traveling to and from Penn State.
The restaurant has been dogged by a rumor that it’s closing to make room for none other than a McDonald’s. Berger said the rumors were fueled about a year and a half ago when it was announced the nearby Micheal’s Cafe was being converted into a Sheetz convenience store.
To put an end to the rumor mill, Berger's sister, Lisa Berger Hadik, turned to the restaurant's Facebook page last week where she posted: “The Rabbit is still hopping and, as far as we know, it will be for a long time. Please squelch the rumor if you are hearing it being passed along or enlarged.”
Regulars were relieved.
“Central PA would revolt, picket, and protest the closing of the Red Rabbit. BUNNY DUST FOREVER,” wrote Erin McCabe Lysaght.
It is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. The phone is 717-834-4696.
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