Tom Wahl's in Avon has been a family tradition for upstate New Yorkers since 1955. Customers have been known to travel great distances just to enjoy a juicy Wahlburger™, hot crispy fries and a frosted mug or two of our delicious handcrafted root beer. Today we still handcraft the root beer in each store the same as Tom's first batch, but we now have 9 upstate locations. This photo was taken the first day of business in March of 1955. The picture shows Tom and his brother Bill working in the original trailer. The town's people were a little skeptical that a little root beer stand that served Twin Kiss ice cream cones would do much business. Business did thrive, and year after year Tom would add on to his menu and then have to add on to his building.