Details: This is a brand new tin sign. It shows a car hop on roller skates holding a tray of food. The text reads 'Mel's Drive-In. Home Style Cooking, Breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night fun.'
Mel's Drive-In (not to be confused with Mel's Diner) is the name of a restaurant chain founded in 1947 by Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs in San Francisco, California. In 1972, the restaurant was selected as a feature location by George Lucas for his 1973 film American Graffiti. Mel's restaurants have since been featured in other media such as Melrose Place, Doonesbury comics (December 18, 1989), and the book The American Drive-in by Mike Witzel. Some Mel's Drive-In locations are not actually drive-ins, but rather diners, although the sign still says 'drive-in', none of the San Francisco locations serve food to patrons' cars.