While the 15-flavor ice cream bar, smoothies and fair foods like pretzels and cotton candy are a hit, a few menu items have started to emerge as favorites"chicken tenders, the Reuben and Philly cheese steaks. But it's the newest offerings " fried Oreos and the fried Oreo sundae " that have stolen the show.
"The fried Oreos have been blowing out the door," said Alverson. "I had one kid come in and order the fried Oreo sundae three nights in a row."
Sean Obernesser, a senior at Shenendehowa High School, has worked at The Getaway since its opening day. He said he thinks it's more than just good food and cheap prices that keeps business flowing.
"It's an enjoyable atmosphere, and the kids always look like they're having fun. I think it's a good idea because it's nice to always have somewhere to go to just hang out," said Obernesser. "I actually come here when I'm not working to eat with friends."
Alverson said it's also important to cater to families and that affordable prices and an atmosphere that promotes fun during and after dinner is how he's doing it.
"When families come in for dinner, the kids don't get bored when they're done eating because they can play some video games, watch sports or listen to music," said Alverson.
"We try to keep prices reasonable and people are actually amazed at them. We're sort of the Wal-Mart of the restaurant business because we understand that families can't afford to go out to eat that often."
Families can bond over more than just dinner. The Getaway offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet during the weekend and will start serving a full breakfast next week. It's open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.