It all started in a small town in Wisconsin...

In the spring of 1948 Leslie Knutson built his first drive-in in Marshfield, Wisconsin. After moving to Longview, Texas in 1951, Les built the first KN Root Beer with the KN being based on his last name. KN began to grow as a franchise with more restaurants opening in Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee. By 1975 there were 30 drive-ins in operation. We hope you enjoy our rich history and stop by for and ice old mug of root beer made from our own hand picked flavors!