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by Buckethead
07 Apr 2018 05:49
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen Through the Years
Replies: 15
Views: 11480

Re: Dairy Queen Through the Years

The DQ in Turlock closed a couple years ago. Its now a small Mexican restaurant that gets little business. The quality had nosedived over the years. Once a Sonic moved next to it, I knew it would never survive that. DQ in the 90s was great. In Missouri if you ordered a large shake, they gave you a 3...
by Buckethead
07 Apr 2018 05:36
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants
Replies: 71
Views: 69413

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I was an area supervisor and can remember the deli calling me to help them make ham sandwiches. I would alway make a healthy batch and buy them at closing for almost nothing [hah blue light specials]. I remember around 8 or 830 pizza and taco snacks were a quarter. A couple of those and and icee, w...
by Buckethead
07 Apr 2018 02:09
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's Express
Replies: 14
Views: 10382

Re: McDonald's Express

While McDonalds may still lead the pack, they're coasting on their name at this point. A mere shell of their former quality. Have any of you guys seen how their burgers are made now? I have a young cousin who worked there a few months ago. It's all kept in drawers and they put the burgers together l...
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 22:33
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: NorCal Albertsons/PayLess combos
Replies: 20
Views: 12771

Re: NorCal Albertsons/PayLess combos

Turlock had an Albertsons/Payless in the 80s. When the Albertsons went under in the early 00s it almost killed the entire shopping center. Almost half the stores went under. A 99 cent store opened there a few years ago but the area never fully recovered.
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 22:13
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Alpha Beta- Modesto
Replies: 2
Views: 2793

Re: Alpha Beta- Modesto

I had no idea until now that we had 2 Alpha Betas here. Gonna ask my mom about this one. Only one I remember is the Alpha Beta located in the middle of the west side slums.
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 22:01
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Modesto, CA former Lucky (?)
Replies: 7
Views: 4896

Re: Modesto, CA former Lucky (?)

The Modesto Lucky on Dale/Standiford is my all time fave grocery store. We went there several times a week. It was next to a Long's Drug store. While Save Mart may have acquired the building in 97, they had stopped being Lucky long before that.
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 21:28
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: PAK'N SAVE FOODS
Replies: 37
Views: 28093

Re: PAK'N SAVE FOODS

The Pak N Save in Modesto in 1984 must have been an anamoly. It was a 'regular' grocery store, not like those described. Is it possible it was meant to be a Vons/Safeway but was given the Pak name instead? It lasted about 2 years but one opened in 91.
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 21:00
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: old store brands
Replies: 33
Views: 25537

Re: old store brands

Anyone know the story behind the yellow generic brand of the 70s-80s? Obviously these items were name brand products disguised as generic, best example being the bags of cookies being Grandma's cookies but I was curious who actually ran the operation.
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 17:28
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The first Chuck E. Cheese's in San Jose, California
Replies: 13
Views: 11369

Re: The first Chuck E. Cheese's in San Jose, California

Modesto, CA has had one since 80-81. Not surprised reading about the change in ownership. Went there often in the early-mid 80s & it had an incredible atmosphere. Went again around 87-88 & it was a buzzkill, doom & gloom vibe.
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 17:11
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: skippers
Replies: 12
Views: 9402

Re: skippers

Tragic what happened to this franchise. All over CA in the 80s, then gone like a thief in the night. My aunt still complains about it to this day. Would love for someone to do a documentary about Skippers someday. Would be very interesting
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 16:53
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older KFC Locations
Replies: 23
Views: 21419

Re: Older KFC Locations

Also remember the buffets in MO back in 93-94. Menu was expanded during this era as they had zucchini & other non menu items. Delicious & cheap but like others said, fast food chains not really capable of maintaining a buffet for obvious reasons.
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 16:42
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older KFC Locations
Replies: 23
Views: 21419

Re: Older KFC Locations

Speaking of old KFCs, in Turlock in1980 there was a KFC between 2 houses in a residential neighborhood! Bizarre & god only knows how they got a permit for it or why they thought it was a good idea. Dad laughed when we went there, and rightfully so.
by Buckethead
16 Dec 2011 16:00
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Happy Steak
Replies: 4
Views: 9409

Re: Happy Steak

They were in Modesto & Turlock in the 80s. IMO, the concept(fast food steakhouse) was simply too ahead of its time to maintain a huge customer base. Their steak,spud, & cheese toast was amazing. Deserved much more success than they got.
by Buckethead
16 Feb 2007 10:00
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Musicland/Defunct Record Store Chains Other Than Tower
Replies: 39
Views: 33891

Other record chains you may remember: Listening Booth, The Wall, Record Shop, Flip Side, Big Daddy's, National Record Mart, Waves, Camelot Music, Waxie Maxie's, Record World, Square Circle, J.R.'s Music Shop, Harmony Hut, Harmony House, Hasting's, We Three, Variety Records, Wall to Wall, Oranges Re...
by Buckethead
29 Jan 2007 19:49
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Kenny Rogers Roasters
Replies: 11
Views: 7727

I always wanted to eat there, but didn't get the chance. I lived in Modesto in 1995, and days before I moved to Missouri, they had a grand opening. Each time I drove by there, there was a line out the door. I decided against going, and figured I would eat there the next time I came back. Moved back ...