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2012-06-10 05:25:51 PM
Pig Stand
 
2012-06-10 05:32:25 PM

Charlie Freak: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Farrell's was a great place

/unless a frikkin F-86 flew in the front door

Ooh, my dad used to drive me by that site and tell me that story. Chilling.


Yeah... I was there. All these years, and I still have no words to adequately describe it

/firefighter at the time
//explorer program
 
2012-06-10 05:38:29 PM
I miss the Hot 'n Now burger joints. Drive-thru only. Not sure if they were anywhere besides West Michigan or not.
 
2012-06-10 05:40:41 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Charlie Freak: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Farrell's was a great place

/unless a frikkin F-86 flew in the front door

Ooh, my dad used to drive me by that site and tell me that story. Chilling.

Yeah... I was there. All these years, and I still have no words to adequately describe it

/firefighter at the time
//explorer program


No shiat? Wow. I feel for you - that must have been tough. Creeped your profile and saw you're in Georgetown - we used to drive up there to cut down our Christmas trees. When I was just old enough to drive, I'd head down Mosquito Road just to see how far I could get after the pavement ran out.
 
2012-06-10 05:43:36 PM
I have one of the last remaining Po Folks about a half mile from my house. All the rest are in lower Alabama and North Florida.

I am a blessed man, and there's a Long John Silvers across the street, too.
 
2012-06-10 05:44:57 PM
I'd love to see a real Showbiz Pizza too, with the actual pneumatic Rock-A-Fire Explosion. I don't know what Chuck E Cheese is these days but it's sure as hell not that. The pizza always sucked but who cared.
 
2012-06-10 05:50:01 PM
Another vote for Victoria Station.

bigpeeler: Naugles.

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We brown folks always called that place Nalgas. :) I never went there.

Kilthan: Farrell's is making a comeback. There are now four in southern California.


The Farrell's in Downey was my high school's main Friday night post-football game hangout way back when. Good times, good times.

Kredal:
I didn't know Chi-chi's was dead, I thought I just moved away from them all.

That was another place that made us brown people laugh...it's Spanish slang for "boobs." :)
 
2012-06-10 05:52:52 PM

jbuist: I miss the Hot 'n Now burger joints. Drive-thru only. Not sure if they were anywhere besides West Michigan or not.


There were at least a couple of them around the Detroit area, but I don't think they ever did very well.
 
2012-06-10 05:54:31 PM

Lorelle: That was another place that made us brown people laugh...it's Spanish slang for "boobs." :)


www.examiner.com

RIP Boobs Rodriguez
 
2012-06-10 05:57:52 PM
i90.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-10 06:03:21 PM

jbuist: I miss the Hot 'n Now burger joints. Drive-thru only. Not sure if they were anywhere besides West Michigan or not.


They were also in Toledo. The entire purpose of that chain was to test the dual drive-through concept.
 
2012-06-10 06:03:51 PM
The Chuck Wagon. It was a local drive-in restaurant, the building looked like a giant chuck wagon(imagine that). Had really good chili burgers. Been gone since the late '70s or there about.
 
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2012-06-10 06:05:04 PM

jbuist: I miss the Hot 'n Now burger joints. Drive-thru only. Not sure if they were anywhere besides West Michigan or not.


We had one in Monroe. It was ok. I think my dad really liked it.
 
2012-06-10 06:07:20 PM
I have fond memories of Lum's when I was a kid. Parents would take me there for dinner after evening church. It's where I learned my dad had a vasectomy. They had good burgers.
 
2012-06-10 06:08:42 PM
I miss having A&W' drive-ins around here, and to a lesser extent Roy Rogers.

*sigh*
 
2012-06-10 06:35:34 PM
hollywood.pdx.edu

I'll bet it was a wonderful place.
 
2012-06-10 06:41:04 PM
Shakey's Pizza back when they had player pianos and silent movies.www.valcomnews.com
 
2012-06-10 06:41:24 PM
A&W is up there on the list, but there's two that pop into mind that used to be around *here* but aren't anymore.

There used to be a place called B.B. Binks in southeastern Massachusetts that was absolutely kickass. The one I went to got replaced by a Ruby Tuesday, which is how I learned how much Ruby Tuesday sucks.

And it's only mostly dead, but the one I truly miss is Ground Round. They just closed the only one within a couple hundred miles of me in April, and no matter how bad for you they were, they were still damned tasty to me.
 
2012-06-10 06:48:46 PM
Barth's Burgers, however their special sauce was absolutely the worst.
 
2012-06-10 06:50:17 PM
Planet Hollywood? There isn't even one in Hollywood anymore. The one at Disney is still there but they used to have the Alien Queen and Ripley in her mecha suit but they must have sold it.
 
2012-06-10 06:51:35 PM
Roy Rogers isn't dead, but they're few and far between. Their biscuits were fast food crack and the fix ins bar was worth the gamble to pile up the pickles.
 
2012-06-10 06:58:02 PM
Another vote for the not-quite-dead-but-demands-a-revival A&W chain.
 
2012-06-10 06:59:02 PM

Earguy: I have fond memories of Lum's when I was a kid. Parents would take me there for dinner after evening church. It's where I learned my dad had a vasectomy. They had good burgers.


Was Lum's the place that had hot dogs steamed in beer?
 
2012-06-10 06:59:18 PM

notmtwain: Shakey's Pizza back when they had player pianos and silent movies.[www.valcomnews.com image 247x300]


Man... some good memories there

/thanks!
 
2012-06-10 07:05:14 PM
Chi-Chi's, Ground Round, but most of all, Sizzlers.
 
2012-06-10 07:06:06 PM

CruiserTwelve: Was Lum's the place that had hot dogs steamed in beer?


i162.photobucket.com

I guess so...
 
2012-06-10 07:18:15 PM
www.examiner.com

These were good back in the day, raise the flag at your table and they would bring more chips salsa or sopapillas.
 
2012-06-10 07:40:00 PM
Winky Dinky Dog.

Home of the famous Ho Cake.
 
2012-06-10 07:55:19 PM
Happy Joe's Pizza (Vincennes Indiana) The waitresses wore skirts that stopped well above their frilly panties.


/Good lord I haven't even thought of Shakeys for 30+ years
 
2012-06-10 08:12:51 PM

Charlie Freak: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Farrell's was a great place

/unless a frikkin F-86 flew in the front door

Ooh, my dad used to drive me by that site and tell me that story. Chilling.


Holy crap.
 
2012-06-10 08:21:16 PM

lohphat: Charlie Freak: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Farrell's was a great place

/unless a frikkin F-86 flew in the front door

Ooh, my dad used to drive me by that site and tell me that story. Chilling.

Holy crap.


I hadn't thought about that for a long time

/I think I'm going to try to forget about it again
 
2012-06-10 08:38:21 PM
Pioneer Chicken. Never ate at one, not much of a fried chicken guy. In honor of Warren Zevon.
 
2012-06-10 08:38:24 PM

basemetal: [scottbblog.files.wordpress.com image 450x347]

Really, this far in and no one trolled this out?


Y kant basemetal read?
 
2012-06-10 08:39:45 PM
York Steak House... When I was a kid we used to go to the one at the old Natick Mall in Natick, MA. You got your tray and silverware and put the tray on metal bars along the wall, and then slid it down the hall and around the corner, placed your order, got a colored tag with numbers and letters to indicate your order, slid your tray down the line a bit more, picked up your food and then took it to the register to pay, then walked your tray to a table to eat. I always remember the food was pretty good...
 
2012-06-10 08:39:47 PM

basemetal: [Sambos.jpg]

Really, this far in and no one trolled this out?


Man, I used to dig their fruit and whipped cream-covered waffles.
 
2012-06-10 08:40:05 PM

Earguy: I have fond memories of Lum's when I was a kid. Parents would take me there for dinner after evening church. It's where I learned my dad had a vasectomy. They had good burgers.


Lum's! Hot dogs steamed in beer!
 
2012-06-10 08:40:36 PM
None of them.

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2012-06-10 08:41:12 PM
Bill Knapps' bean soup
 
2012-06-10 08:41:24 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Bob's Burger Express, an Oregon based fast food company. It pre-dated McDonald's in my area by quite a few years and even after we got our first McDonald's, it was far superior.


Bob it tonight
 
2012-06-10 08:41:26 PM
Howard Johnson's. (The restaurant, not the hotel chain part)
 
2012-06-10 08:43:06 PM
jsfburgerchef.homestead.com

I was going to mention Druthers too but apparently there is still one in existence.
 
2012-06-10 08:43:36 PM
Horn and Hardart, aka the Automat.
 
2012-06-10 08:44:06 PM
I miss Chi Chi's with a passion. No fun trying to recreate their twice grilled bbq burrito :-(
 
2012-06-10 08:44:28 PM

basemetal: These were good back in the day, raise the flag at your table and they would bring more chips salsa or sopapillas.


Casa Bonita still exists in Colorado. Even Cartman has been there!

i162.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-10 08:44:39 PM
Roy Rogers is still sort of around but not nearly to the same degree. It was way back in my childhood, but still.
 
2012-06-10 08:45:15 PM
Blue Boar Cafeteria...man my grandma used to take me there and let me eat ice cream, jello, and roast beef all the time. You know all the things her daughter wouldn't let me have as a kid. After they closed it switched to 99 cent happy meals. Miss my grandma now.
 
2012-06-10 08:45:38 PM
Ferralls Ice Cream and Sambos. Not necessarily in that order.
 
2012-06-10 08:45:49 PM
The Roland Restaurant, at the corner of Elm Ave. and 36th St. in Baltimore. (I always thought it was odd to call it that when Roland Avenue was a block farther up 36th, but oh well.)
 
2012-06-10 08:46:17 PM

Heraclitus: I think if they brought back Sambo's it would be a riot!



Sambo's Rocked!
 
2012-06-10 08:46:22 PM
Burger Chef. Just because I can't really remember if it was good or not, and it couldn't be any worse that the competition.

Also, not sure if Ponderosa is still around? We don't have one around here anymore, but I used to love the sauteed sirloin tips!

/and no one cares!
 
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