About Us / Our History
In 1924, Frank Stewart
set out to create the world’s creamiest, best tasting root beer. Together with a chemist, blending 20 different extracts of roots, herbs, and berries, their special blend became an immediate hit! To supplement his teacher’s salary, Frank opened his first restaurant in Mansfield OH . Over the years, juicy hamburgers, frankfurters, tasty french fries with toppings, local specialties and desserts were added to the menu. Many franchises opened up, mostly as car-hops throughout the United States.
Sites have evolved to include full-service sit down restaurants, express kiosks, mobile concession trailers, etc. No two Stewart’s Restaurants look exactly alike, but you can always expect to enjoy traditional American food and beverages with local fare at a “family-friendly” price. Today, Stewart’s is proud to stand as a unique & classic part of each community, just like the first roadside stand.