ciberido: Bathia_Mapes: Benjamin Orr: A long time ago I was banished from Woolworth's. Not sure if it was just that branch or all of them.What did you do?[americanhistory.si.edu image 481x374]Sat at the lunch counter and ordered coffee?
ChiWhiteSox_56: Professor Science: 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.There was at least one in the south Chicago burbs, but it's been gone for ages.
FuryOfFirestorm: Oh, and I also want Bojangles back. Dear god, those biscuits and the spicy red beans & rice were so damn good.
Bathia_Mapes: chud21: Bathia_Mapes: Nightmaretony: pioneer chicken or pixie kitchenAre you talking about The Pixie Kitchen that used to be in Lincoln City, Oregon?Even more pictures of Pixie Kitchen/Pixieland.THAT PLACE WAS GREAT!11!11!!11It was indeed. We didn't get to go there all that often because eating out was considered a special treat back when I was growing up, but I loved that place. IIRC, there was a doll museum across the road, or at least near The Pixie Kitchen. A creepy old woman ran it.
FarkinAMan: Golden Bear anyone??
ModernLuddite: Kelsey's?I live next to a Kelsey's. In Canada, of course. There is no reason for them to exist when Denny's, Red Robin, and 20 other generic 10$ burger and a beer joints do.
WhyteRaven74: I was going to say Rocky Rococo's but they're still in Wisconsin and some other places.
chud21: Bathia_Mapes: chud21: Bathia_Mapes: Nightmaretony: pioneer chicken or pixie kitchenAre you talking about The Pixie Kitchen that used to be in Lincoln City, Oregon?Even more pictures of Pixie Kitchen/Pixieland.THAT PLACE WAS GREAT!11!11!!11It was indeed. We didn't get to go there all that often because eating out was considered a special treat back when I was growing up, but I loved that place. IIRC, there was a doll museum across the road, or at least near The Pixie Kitchen. A creepy old woman ran it.We went to lincoln city once a year and stayed at the Dee Sands hotel. at least one meal HAD to be at the Pixie Kitchen or my parents would have faced a mutiny. I only vaguely remember the doll museum.Our A&W was like the one posted above your pics. It has the round fireplace in the middle of the dining room with booths radiating out from it. I spent a lot of hours in that place in the 70's. A lot.
chud21: The Rennebohm's lunch counter. Best ham and cheese sandwiches and tapioca pudding ever.[www.historicmadison.org image 491x320]
Bathia_Mapes: It's so nice to be able to share memories like this. :-)
sleeper2995: Paramount Pizza Palace!If You lived anywhere near Indianapolis in the 80's and had kids or were a kid I hope you remember this place.The Wurlizter
basemetal: [farm2.static.flickr.com image 500x292]Any of these places still open? They were actually pretty decent back in the 80's.
Lorelle: 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." :)
whitecorporatemaleoppressor: Not a chain but damn I would have loved to visit "The Gobbler":
StreetlightInTheGhetto: Tubby's Drive-in/Obscure?
dbrunker: sleeper2995: Paramount Pizza Palace!If You lived anywhere near Indianapolis in the 80's and had kids or were a kid I hope you remember this place.The WurlizterI'll see your The Wurlizter and raise you... The Organ Grinder.[farm6.staticflickr.com image 375x500]No, it wasn't a chain restaurant, but no one who spent time there ever forgot it.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Farrell's was a great place/unless a frikkin F-86 flew in the front door
ZipSplat: A&W must hold some nostalgic value for over-30's. I've been to a couple of non-integrated ones. Just seemed like a fast food burger to me. I ordered a root beer float - I got a cup of root beer with a piece of turd-like vanilla soft serve floating in it.
SCUBA_Archer: I'm sure it's been mentioned but that Wikipedia list of "defunct" restaurants sure has a lot of currently in-business restaurants on it.Is Friendly's still around? I heard they went bankrupt but did they shut everything down?
The Dogs of War: I'm not sure if this one is around, but what about Big Boy? I used to stop by the one in Fairlawn, Ohio when I was in the area. There's actually an old Big Boy mascot rotting away about 10 miles from my place. Every time I drive by it, I get really depressed. That place was amazing!Also, Bennigan's. Once again, the one in Fairlawn went under a while ago.Last one, East Side Mario's. Nice Italian place, really friendly. There was also one in Fairlawn. I think I see a pattern now...
whitecorporatemaleoppressor: Not a chain but damn I would have loved to visit "The Gobbler":Link
Moonfisher: The Naugles in my home town became a Del Taco, so we had two Del Tacos for a town of 20k. It was lame. I want my Naugles back. :(
ciberido: Max Awesome: Chi-Chi's almost killed my Mother.How? Is there a story to this? Did the owner of the Chi-Chi's have six fingers on his right hand?
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