Jolly’s of Tiffin, Ohio, was the recipient of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership 2019 Annual Meeting March 7, 2019.
Opened in 1947 by Roy and Vivian Jolivette, Jolly’s started as an A&W Root Beer stand. Known for its root beer and Coney dogs, the drive-in was a staple on West Market Street for more than 70 years.
After selling the location in 2016, owner Diane Hassinger served out of a food truck for several years and then opened in their new location in the historic Laird Arcade in 2017. Now open all year, Jolly’s continues to be a Tiffin tradition.
About the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
This award is presented to an individual, business or organization that have exhibited the imagination, initiative, ability, and determination to mix capital and labor together to generate a business that provides employment opportunities and new investment for the community.