Whittier to the White House

Tour Stop #3

Don Nixon’s drive-in on Whittier Boulevard – one of the first drive-ins on the west coast!

Just as Richard Nixon had a meteoric rise in American politics, so did his younger brother Don Nixon in business in Whittier.

In 1952 Don opened Nixon’s Drive-In at 13908 Whittier Boulevard, which was well known for its Nixon Burgers.

The drive-in was one of the first drive ins on the west coast. Rumor has it that Ray Croc was a soda salesman who made deliveries at Nixon’s Drive-In, and was intrigued with the idea of calling in orders. Later, Croc acquired his own hamburger stand – which was the birth of McDonalds!

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  1. […] addition to the Nixon Drive-In (Tour Stop #3), in 1954 Don Nixon opened Nixon’s Restaurant at 14350 Whittier Boulevard, where the menus […]