Photo: Ann Arbor Historic Signs collection

Everett's Drive In was a popular West Stadium restaurant of the 1950s and 1960s. Owned by Everett Williams, it featured the double-decker California Burger.

2280 W Stadium Blvd; the current location is a Taco Bell.


In the 50s and 60s, the top 2 places for Ann Arbor teenagers to hang out were Everett's Drive-In and the A&W on West Stadium Boulevard. Everett's was Ann Arbor's version of Arnold's from Happy Days. My favorite menu item was their double-decker California Burger. When Elias Brothers Big Boy restaurants began popping up in metro Detroit but hadn't yet opened a location in Ann Arbor, I began hearing rumors from friends who had been to Big Boy that a Big Boy Hamburger was a lot like a California Burger from Everett's.