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Ask any Atlanta native to name a popular staple in their city and they’re apt to mention The Varsity. Founded in 1928, this year marks the 90th anniversary of the restaurant's opening. When people visit, they are reminded of a time in history when malt milkshakes and drive-in theaters were all the rage. Celebrities have regularly indulged in popular menu items like The Varsity’s frosted orange and chili steak. Muhammad Ali, President Barack Obama, and both Bush 41 and 43 are few of the many iconic figures who've made their way through its doors. AJC dining editor, Ligaya Figueras, had a chance to chat with relatives of the founder about the establishment's history and what's next for the restaurant chain. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do during the next 10 days, including the Grant Park Summer Shade Fest.

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