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Old 01-18-2013, 08:04 PM   #136
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Godfather's Pizza. I used to love it. Ours went out of business years ago.
620 of those left according to their website.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #137
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Tony Baloney's and Shakey's Pizza.
Woolworth's counter for the hot dog in the wierd bun that was grilled.
Tony Baloneys is still open on College Oak, down the street from ARC.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:11 PM   #138
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Shakey's, so named because one of its founders suffered shaking due to a bout of malaria, was a fairly large national chain at one point but a series of buyouts, each with bad management nearly killed it completely. Today, there are 58 stores left in the U.S. with 51 in California. Ironically, none of them are left in Sacramento where it was founded. Shakey's, back in its day was an example of the California style crust. It was thin, but not wafer thin, crispy on the bottom, and bubbly on the top and never soggy. Today's extra thin crusts aren't the same.
Closest one to Sacramento is in Oroville.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #139
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Sambo's!

Remember the wall mural that was so politically incorrect I don't even dare describe it on the DIS?

We didn't know any better, we just enjoyed the food!

Terri

PS I won't go into how much underage drinking we did at Chichis....
Had many a great meal at Sambos after Little League games as a kid.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:16 PM   #140
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Not in Chicago but I remember a Farrell's. It was an 19th century motif. I remember if you ordered the Pig's trough or there was a birthday, the banged the drums in all the rooms, used a two person thing to carry the ice cream and ran all over the place with sirens blaring. I think they did the same for the Pike's Peak.
Actually, I think the huge procession was if you ordered a Zoo, which was basically a huge metal bowl filled with enough ice cream for a birthday party....they ran around the restaurant with it on a stretcher,,, had sirens and bells and kazoos going off the entire time.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #141
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We still have a Hardees, Ground Round, Fazolis and a A&W Drive in(only open in summer tho).

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Yeah, A & Ws used to close for the winter here. Now they are year round, and the big thing now is they are Combo KFC/ A& W Restaurants.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #142
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There is an Arthur Treachers alive and serving in Alexandria, VAa

Ok, this one is Orlando specific, but I thought maybe on a DIS board some of you would remember

King Henry's Feast!

It was a dinner theater type show a little like medieval times, but WAY better. First of all you didn't have to eat with your hands and they had jugglers and magic tricks.

We used to go there practically every Disney trip as a child, it was located on I-drive.

There also was a Mardi Gras themed dinner show and one themed to the Wild west, but King Henry's Feast was our families favorite!
We loved King Henry's Feast. We still have one of DH's certificates.

There are still a few Shoney's around, but not many and not here anymore. They dropped the Big Boy off the ones here long before they ever closed, but when we were in St. Louis, they still had a Big Boy. I remember having one of those Big Boy dolls and then by the time I worked for Shoney's, we had bears.

We still have Hardees, Little Caesars (not the most popular, but very cheap), Burger King. We still go to Krispy Kreme stores when we are in Memphis. We can get the donuts here, but they are trucked over and there is just nothing like getting one when the sign is lit. yum!!!!!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #143
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Yeah, A & Ws used to close for the winter here. Now they are year round, and the big thing now is they are Combo KFC/ A& W Restaurants.
Here, it is a combo of KFC/Taco bell and A&W/Long John Silvers.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:27 PM   #144
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620 of those left according to their website.
That is funny you mention that. Some of the restuarants we mentioned are still open in other parts of the country.

Godfathers was one that we loved and they all closed down in our region. We were once traveling on a road trip and my DH saw one and turned the car around and we had to eat there. The funny thing it was no way near as good as we remembered it.Then again it never is!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:42 PM   #145
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[QUOTE=daughtersrus;47217631]Anyone from the Chicago area remember Farrel's Ice Cream (there was one in North Riverside Mall), C0ck Robin with the square ice cream scoop (apparently the first word is against Dis rules because it changed it all to ****), Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips or Barnaby's Pizza in Downers Grove?

Thank you! Thank you! I fondly remember going to Farrel's with my grandmother at North Riverside Mall when I would stay with her as a child, but never knew the name of it. Now I do!!! I LOVED that place! Such fond memories! I loved the noise and decorations!!!

I remember C. Robin, too!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:47 PM   #146
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I miss

Mountain Jacks
Blimpies
Chi Chi's
Rax
Benigans
Big Boy

We recently got back a Ground Round about 30 mins away, tons of Little Ceasers popped up, and we have a Houlihan's close by
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #147
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Big Boy
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I wonder if it was just local to us though.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:12 AM   #148
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Trader Vic's!

I know they haven't completely gone out of business, but they're not in any of the cities I visit.

Trader Vic's was my favorite restaurant of all time. There aren't many left in the U.S. We ate at the one in Chicago a few years ago, but it wasn't quite as good as I had remembered. Still, I would jump at the chance to eat at any of their locations again just for the Menehune Juice.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:26 AM   #149
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Another vote for Steak and Ale. I loved their steaks and lobster.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:27 AM   #150
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Just thought of another one: Ed Debevic's (Where they dance, make fun of you, etc)
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