Larry’s Drive-In in East Wenatchee will be under new ownership


A long-time restaurateur will be taking over ownership of Larry’s Drive-In in East Wenatchee.

Mark Mecham Sr. began operating the popular restaurant Monday.

Mecham is one of the founders of Visconti’s Italian Restaurant and has owned restaurants in Nevada and Oregon.

He purchased Larry’s from Henry William Graves, who last month pleaded guilty to a sexually motivated assault on a teen-aged girl.

Graves had owned the business since 2018.

Mecham retired in 2015 but said he’s bored and ready to get back into the business.

He said little will change at Larry’s under his ownership, from the menu to the employees but he is likely to add milkshakes and chili to the offerings.