In 1952, Annette “Baby” Winters was truly the talk of the town. An extrovert and celebrated philanthropist, Baby held State College together with her wit, charm, and inexplicably endless milkshakes at hand for the kids. During the summer of her 20th year, Baby put her inherent business tactics to use, and thus, “Baby’s Burgers and Shakes” was born. The restaurant now remains a State College landmark, as well as the location of Baby’s death in 1995. Rumor has it that if you sit in the far booth after closing, you can still hear Baby whistling her favorite tune, Bo Diddley’s “Bo Diddley”.
Courtesy Onward State and Ellie Skrzat