|The Hoop Drive-in on Henderson Drive|
(Courtesy Richard C. Head)
A full-page ad for the Hoop appeared in the June 21, 1955 edition of the Lorain Journal. The ad included a menu touting the “Super Hooper” (2 patties of fresh ground choice beef, a slice of tomato, lettuce – served with a special sauce on toasted bun), the “Peanut Hooper” (2 patties of fresh ground choice beef plus a generous portion of delicious peanut butter – served on toasted bun), and the “Sausage Hooper” (2 patties of fresh ground corn fed pork – just enough seasoning to give it that country style flavor – served on toasted bun).
The ad also included a biography of the man behind the restaurant.
|1955 Lorain phone book ad|
|1956 Lorain phone book ad|
A second Hoop location opened in June 1957.
|Lorain Journal ad from June 29, 1957|
By the time of the 1957 phone book, the chain had expanded to three outlets.