The Triangle Drive In will open its second Fresno location, this one at the former Foster’s Freeze at Barstow Avenue and First Street.
If you’re not in the know, the Triangle Drive In is the 50-year-old burger stand on Belmont, just west of Roeding Park. You can still get a jumbo burger there for $3.55. (And there’s another location in Ivanhoe, too.) The restaurant has a following, with its loyal fans in other parts of the city making the trek to the restaurant about once a month, says manager and owner Zahi Saleh. They’ve been bugging him to open another location closer to them, he says.
The new location at 753 E. Barstow Ave. (which was most recently a Paisanos Pasta and is in the same center near Hoover High that Porky’s used to be in) won’t be up and running for at least another month. One interesting tidbit: It’s not on a triangle-shaped piece of property. The other two are, hence the name, which not everybody notices, Zahi says.
The new restaurant will be called Triangle Burger, has a drive-thru and will have the same retro feel as the original.