Checkers Drive-in Restaurants, Inc. was founded in 1986 in Mobile, Alabama. The nationwide chain's more than 800 locations all feature the classic 1950's drive-in decor. Outdoor patio seating completes the impression of the retro atmosphere. Checkers is known for its tasty, good-sized, hand-seasoned burgers, its unique brand of crispy fries and its thick shakes. Chicken sandwiches, fish sandwiches and wings are also available but that's about as far as Checkers deviates from the tried-and-true classic 50's fast food menu. The emphasis is on quality rather than diversity. For those of you on a tight budget, check out the fully loaded value menu.