A Bonus Episode of Away Message: Moving to Mayberry
What do outsiders see when they look at North Carolina? Host Jeremy Markovich turns to The Andy Griffith Show for answers, and talks to former actress Betty Lynn who worked on the series, then moved to the real-life town that the fictional Mayberry was based on.
This tiny city block in downtown Greensboro once had a gigantic reputation. Not so much for its charbroiled beef patties — though they, too, were plentiful — but for its colorful characters and their wild shenanigans.
In the 1950s, as Americans hit freshly paved roads in shiny new cars during the postwar boom, a new kind of restaurant took shape: the drive-in. From those first thin patties to the elaborate gourmet hamburgers of today, North Carolina has spent the past 80 years making burger history.