WEST FRANKFORT, IL (WSIL) – Mike’s Drive-In has been feeding households all through Franklin County because the Fifties.
“It has been sort of like an iconic factor in West Frankfort,” stated Mike’s Drive-In proprietor Jamie Wilce.
In order that they’ve seen their justifiable share of street building all through the years and the most recent improve is coming to a portion of HWY 149.
“It should be a change for folks as a result of they’re used to pulling straight in the best way it is arrange, they’re going to have an entryway and an exit method,” stated Wilce.
Even with the development, Wilce says enterprise is shifting alongside.
“We now have our sluggish instances and our quick instances,” stated Wilce. “It is selecting up now that it is getting nearer to summer time.”
And with these ups and downs, Wilce says she’s beginning to see a change within the variety of folks stopping by.
“Initially when it first began out, I did not see a lot of a distinction,” she stated. “It looks like within the final month or slows it did decelerate.”
Wilce is a hands-on proprietor and she or he says she will be able to sense that folks aren’t coming by as usually.
“I am in right here on a regular basis so I get the sensation of how many individuals we now have right here throughout the day and night time,” stated Wilce.
The street building has precipitated some points in terms of accessing Mike’s Drive-in.
“It did make folks somewhat leery about coming in,” stated Wilce.
And she or he’s listening to that from a few of her loyal prospects.
“We now have heard a few of them saying that they had been actually confused,” stated Wilce. “They did not know find out how to get in, We have had folks attempt to pull in, cannot get located, after which drive off.”
With that, she says folks in West Frankfort are capable of get to her enterprise when they should.
“You possibly can are available in within the again we have made posts in regards to the building and stated come within the again and you may nonetheless come and see us,” stated Wilce.