This iconic Maine drive-in restaurant may be a year-round, road trip worthy, munchie stop.

The legendary Fat Boy Drive-In in Brunswick has been a summertime tradition for Mainers for over 60 years. Located near the Brunswick Executive Airport, Fat Boy has been serving customers right from the comfort of their vehicle since 1955. Now under new ownership, the restaurant is seeking to remain open year-round.

According to the Portland Press Herald, ditching the seasonal schedule isn't the only big news for Fat Boy fans. Owner Mike Jerome says they plan to continue car-hop service throughout the winter months, with an ice rink, and heated tent, complete with a bar.

According to the Fat Boy Facebook page, the restaurant will close Oct. 31. The closure gives workers time to work on needed improvements to the restaurant, while the town ponders approval of "a few ideas that we have in the works for our Brunswick community." Other than reports from local media, Fat Boy Drive-In hasn't officially confirmed the plans for the winter season.

Until winter plans are established, Fat Boy fans have until Halloween to stop by one last time.

Here's how it works:

  • Once you pull into a parking space, flip on your headlights. At Fat Boy, that's the signal your ready for a car hop to come take your order.
  • Once your food is ready, the car hop will bring your order to your vehicle.
  • Roll down your window, and they'll hook the tray over the glass.
  • Once your done with your food, flip on your headlights again and the car hop will take the tray off your window.

The car-hop restaurant started accepting credit or debit card payments for the first time this season. Traditionally the restaurant has been cash only.

Fat Boy Drive-In is located at 111 Bath Rd in Brunswick.