Nancy Simms, the Varsity's CEO and daughter of late founder, Frank Gordy, stands with carhop Demareo Collins directing traffic at the Midtown restaurant's new drive-thru. / Varsity Facebook page
Customers who want to patronize the Varsity but remain in their cars still pull in from North Avenue. But rather than park in one of the covered drive-in spots, they drive up the parking deck ramp and pull into one of two ordering lanes. There, they are met by carhops who use handheld devices to take their orders and handle payment by credit card. In short order, runners bring dogs and drinks to vehicles. Patrons interested in eating on the premises can park in any available spot on the lot. Vehicles can exit on North Avenue or Spring Street.