Snookies to open Saturday with drive-through service only — and a limited menu
A Des Moines-area ice cream staple plans to reopen this weekend.
Snookies Malt Shop, a Beaver Avenue icon since 1986, will open Saturday for drive-through service only, and with a limited menu.
Snookies announced in a Facebook post on Thursday that it will be offering its signature malts and shakes, but no desserts with fresh bananas. That means no banana splits, banana delights or malts and shakes with bananas in them. In a Facebook comment, the shop said frozen bananas will be available, but cutting up fresh bananas slows employees down.
In the post, the family-owned-and-operated shop asked that people be patient while they wait for their treats as only family will be working in the shop for the foreseeable future. People are asked to stay in their cars and not approach the walk-up windows.
Deluxe treats, including brownie treats, peanut parfaits, strawberry shortcakes and turtle sundaes, will not be available.
The shop will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Sarah LeBlanc covers trending news for the Register. Reach her at 515-284-8161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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