Parkette Drive In
Parkette Co-Owner, Randy Kaplan will be featured on the Rachael Ray Show on Monday, December 30, 2013, Lexington, Ky, WLEX, 11:00am.

The Parkette Drive-In was featured on the Food Network's, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives on September 20, 2010.










 

     

 



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Live with Lee at The Parkette Drive-In

WLEX-TV, Lex18.com

VIDEOS:
Live with Lee Cruise #1
Live with Lee Cruise #2
Live with Lee Cruise #3


February 26, 2014

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February 1, 2014

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Rachael Ray Show
News Release:
Randy Kaplan from Parkette, featured on the Rachael Ray Show

Watch the Video from the show!

Parkette Co-Owner, Randy Kaplan will be featured on the Rachael Ray Show on Monday, December 30, 2013, Lexington, Ky, WLEX, 11:00am.

Iron Chef Bobby Flay, a regular co-host on the Rachael Ray Show, issued a Nationwide Burger Challenge for the best burger recipes, on Ms. Ray’s show.

Mr. Kaplan entered Parkette’s very own Kentucky Hot Brown Burger and was one of three finalists

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Tidbits: Parkette Drive In's hot Brown burger takes on 'Rachael Ray Show' contest
By Sharon Thompson
swthompson@herald-leader.com,
December 11, 2013

Iron Chef Bobby Flay and celebrity chef Rachael Ray recently issued a Nationwide Burger Challenge, and Parkette Drive In co-owner Randy Kaplan stepped up to put his best burger on the line.

Kaplan entered Parkette's Kentucky hot Brown burger in the competition and was chosen one of three finalists. He will appear on The Rachael Ray Show on Dec. 30.

Read more here:

The VIDEO from the Food Network's, Diner's, Drive-In's & Dives, hosted by Guy Fieri:

The VIDEO from "Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs" host, Tim Laird, takes you behind the scenes at Lexington's famous and historic Parkette Drive-in. Aired Nov. 17th, 2013:

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Parkette opens new 90-seat expansion
Lexington Herald-Leader - By Cheryl Truman — ctruman@herald-leader.com
"Parkette Garage Dining Room" UPDATE 9/14/2013

The Parkette's dine-in garage opened for business on Friday, providing seating for up to 90 people behind its main restaurant building at 1230 East New Circle Road in Lexington.

Read more here:

PHOTO BY CHARLES BERTRAM | STAFF — Herald-Leader

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WKYT TV:
Parkette Drive-In expanding dining area

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Some changes are on the menu for an iconic Lexington restaurant.

The owners of Parkette Drive-In, on New Circle Road, say they're expanding the dining area of the restaurant.

They're adding 90 seats for people who would rather dine-in, instead of eat in their cars.

"When we first opened in 2009, we redesigned the dining room to make it a full service retro 50s concept, and we had no idea how popular it was going to be," Parkette Co-Owner Randy Kaplan said. "It's so popular, we're having to turn folks away, so we're going to solve that problem."

The owners say the expanded dining room will have a retro 50s garage theme.

We're told it should be finished by July 4.

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30 YEARS!!!
Parkette Manager, Joyce Golden, is celebrating 30 YEARS with the Parkette Drive-In Restaurant.

Joyce was hired by Parkette founder, Joe Smiley, on March 6, 1983.

In celebration, we are offering .30, 16oz PEPSI products ALL WEEK from March 4 - 9 AND .30 FRIES on Saturday March 9, 2013.

March 9th was the official day of re-opening under the new ownership of Jeff and Randy Kaplan.
Thanks, Randy

Lexington Herald-Leader, Sunday October 14, 2012
From typewriters to pie, city has a varied cultural identity
By Cheryl Truman — ctruman@herald-leader.com
UnCommonwealth: 50 things that define Lexington

10. The Parkette Drive-In sign and the Burger Shake sign, both on New Circle Road.
That (Parkette) carhop has been leaning forward for six decades.

UNCOMMONWEALTH-50 Link to the article:
YouTube Video called: Ridin with James (at the Parkette)
Parkette friend Byron Dawson made a YouTube Video called: Ridin with James Dean. The video features Parkette and of course his famous "James Dean".
SEE the YOUTUBE VIDEO
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The Parkette is turning 60!
The Parkette Drive-In Restaurant is celebrating our 60th year Anniversary on November 11, 2011.

We want to thank Lexington for all the years of support.
Thanks, Randy

READ THE NEWS RELEASE
Twenty-seventh/Council Recess Edition - Gem in the District - page 4/5
Parkette Drive-In Lends a Touch Of Nostalgic Charm to the 5th District
READ THE ARTICLE
Posted on Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011 - From the LEXGO Eat - Kentucky.com
Restaurant review: Parkette Drive-In is totally retro
By Wendy Miller

The Parkette's sign towers above many other structures on East New Circle Road. Erected in the late 1950s, it stood for a quintessentially American dining spot: the drive-in, a place where you could eat in your car, your real "home away from home." You could be alone or with family or friends, yet enveloped, just far enough from other diners while remaining part of a collective.

In 2008, the Kaplan brothers — two smart transplants who cared enough about their adopted city's unique character to rescue the closed Parkette — began restoring the place. The work has been successful — so much so that last year, it put our fair city on the Food Network's map when Guy Fieri featured it (and a few other local eateries) on his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

On any given day, the parking lot is packed with trucks and compact cars, SUVs and hybrids. It is a democratic cross-section of drivers, one that seems to reflect everyone circa now.
READ THE ARTICLE

From the Chevy Chaser Magazine - August 2010
Resurrecting History Was An Unexpected Family Affair

Brothers celebrate more than a year of operating Parkette Drive-In!
READ THE ARTICLE!

To: randy@theparkette.com   Subject: Parkette article
Hi Randy,
I just wanted to let you know I wrote an article with pictures of The Parkette that is in today's edition of the online news site HuntingtonNews.net. The article can be read at http://www.huntingtonnews.net/local/100206-lloyd-parkette.html
I also wrote a positive review for an online review site.

My husband and I visited a couple of weeks ago and were thrilled to see The Parkette sign lit and the restaurant open. We don't get to Lexington very often so it was a pleasant surprise.
Sandee Lloyd

Ladies and Gentlemen, Lexington's very own, The Bats....
Lexington's Bats visit local vintage locations for some cognitively-challenged, boa-adorned, ornamental concrete-intense fun!
SEE THE VIDEO!
If you text: park 1 to 41513
YOU MAY BE AN INSTANT WINNER for a FREE MEAL
at The PARKETTE (up to an $8 value)

If you're not an instant winner, you will receive a text coupon for a:
Buy 1 Meal and 2 Drinks and Receive a Free Meal (up to an $8 value), if you Return to Parkette within the next 7 days.

 

We knew that Lexington needed the Parkette to look and feel like "the good ol' days". A place where family's can go to feel good. A place for great food, with great service and a great atmosphere. We also felt that it was equally important to keep the car port call boxes and the Car Hops in order to maintain the tradition of the Parkette. We also felt it was important to continue with the Hot Rod and Car Club shows as well. We hope you agree. It is our pleasure to bring that to you.

 

 

 



"We feel it is an honor to re-open the Parkette for the City of Lexington, and for the nostalgia and Drive-In lovers everywhere!"
Sincerly,
Jeff Kaplan, Randy Kaplan

Please call us to schedule your event, family gathering or special occasion.

1230 E. New Circle Road
Lexington, Ky, 40505
(859) 254-8723   859-381-0617 fax
randy@theParkette.com

OPEN 11:00AM
Monday - - Saturday
* Closed Sunday

Events - At The PARKETTE
We're still celebrating! The Parkette had a great feature on the Food Network's, Diner's, Drive-In's & Dives, hosted by Guy Fieri.

We are excited and proud to have this opportunity.
Thank you all for your friendship and support.



1230 E. New Circle Road   Lexington, Ky, 40505
(859) 254-8723   859-381-0617 fax
randy@theParkette.com

OPEN 11:00AM   Monday - - Saturday   * Closed Sunday