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by javelin
14 Jan 2007 23:17
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: A site dedicated to odd fast food conversions
Replies: 18
Views: 10491

Jeff wrote:The only sonic left in California is in fullerton, its outdoor seating and drive up only.
El Centro has one, so does Calexico.
by javelin
14 Jan 2007 12:59
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: A site dedicated to odd fast food conversions
Replies: 18
Views: 10491

Do you mean indoor seating areas, because we only have one that has one in Vegas? Otherwise do you mean the outdoor seating areas in the middle by the kitchen? The rest of them are like that. The indoor seating area. The San Bernardino location's indoor seating area had been coverted into a garage,...
by javelin
13 Jan 2007 23:48
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: A site dedicated to odd fast food conversions
Replies: 18
Views: 10491

That's an interesting site. I probably have some submissions for them. I was surprised to see converted Sonics. All of the Sonics I'm familiar with are prefab buildings, like the newer KFCs and KFC/whatever combos. When they leave a location, the building can be gathered up and taken away. Sonic di...
by javelin
13 Jan 2007 13:24
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Zody's
Replies: 88
Views: 60919

Jeff wrote:
javelin wrote:The Zody's converted to a Pavilions in Garden Grove is now a Wal Mart Supercenter.
Did they extend the store or build a new one? Its really small for a supercenter.
I haven't been by in a while, but the story was on a local news program. Not much of the exterior was shown in the footage.
by javelin
12 Jan 2007 02:44
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hughes Market in Southern California
Replies: 36
Views: 28900

The RALPHS in La Habra CA that had been a former HUGHES Market recently closed. When the RALPHS sign was removed...the old HUGHES writing could still be seen! Former HUGHES sites in San Bernarndino, Rialto and Victorville are all still RALPHS. The Apple Valley store is a Ralphs. The Victorville sto...
by javelin
12 Jan 2007 02:41
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Bob's Big Boy former L.A. locations
Replies: 47
Views: 38055

I have never heard of any "drive-in" Big Boy's other than the first one on Toluca Lake CA, but I suppose there could have been franchisees who were "car hop" rather than "coffee shop" back then. Ahem...the location in Downey? I remember the silver trays they'd bring out and attach to your car windo...
by javelin
12 Jan 2007 02:37
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Harveys (later Johnies) Broiler, Downey, CA Demolished
Replies: 6
Views: 4446

A protest rally is being held Friday afternoon with classic cars (hopefully) lining Firestone Blvd. Sadly I have to work so my '69 Javelin won't be there.

Will any of this recent talk about rebuilding the old Johnie's go anywhere?
by javelin
12 Jan 2007 02:35
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Zody's
Replies: 88
Views: 60919

The Zody's converted to a Pavilions in Garden Grove is now a Wal Mart Supercenter.
by javelin
12 Jan 2007 02:30
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pioneer Chicken
Replies: 33
Views: 27333

There is a Chinese restaurant in Anaheim (I want to say off Katella or Lincoln west of harbor, east of Valley View) that has the original sign. Isn't it on Harbor...in Buena Park?! They simply removed the Pioneer name...and added the Chinese restaurant's. It is in the same shape. Same thing...acros...
by javelin
12 Jan 2007 02:28
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Kenny Rogers Roasters
Replies: 11
Views: 8354

I always forget to try the KRR in the Ontario Mills, it's not far from me at all. One reason for the brand's failure is that Kenny Rogers had a falling out with the company for some reason and pulled his endorsement, leaving only his name for their use from the long term contract. Despite that, he's...
by javelin
09 Jan 2007 00:44
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Harveys (later Johnies) Broiler, Downey, CA Demolished
Replies: 6
Views: 4446

No doubt the city wanted to keep it, but most of the residents don't care. Just like what the older gentleman in the news report said.
by javelin
09 Jan 2007 00:18
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Harveys (later Johnies) Broiler, Downey, CA Demolished
Replies: 6
Views: 4446

I'm originally from Downey myself and there have been so many attempts to save that restaurant as you can remember. But look around and you'll see why there's no pride anymore. Most of the longtime residents have either passed on or moved away. My grandparents' old house, though looking exactly the ...
by javelin
09 Jan 2007 00:07
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Bob's Big Boy former L.A. locations
Replies: 47
Views: 38055

Speaking of Bob's, one of their newest locations takes over ANOTHER SoCal landmark, out in Baker. (Link was provided to me by a friend at another forum) http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=45079&sid=fce81eb9dc106151aea687544fc2109a Last year it was the Harvey House in Barstow. Between tha...
by javelin
05 Jan 2007 16:09
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pioneer Chicken
Replies: 33
Views: 27333

For the longest time there was an old Pioneer in Merced that was converted to a liquor store. They kept the old sign frame, though, so you had an oddly shaped sign saying "Bobby's Liquors". There's a liquor store in San Bernardino with the same setup, different name of course. Seems that the old Pi...
by javelin
05 Jan 2007 01:01
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Bob's Big Boy former L.A. locations
Replies: 47
Views: 38055

Bob's Big Boy former L.A. locations

I've seen the original-style Big Boy in Toluca Lake, but I haven't been able to find any "former" locations, whether converted to other uses or razed. In particular is the Downey, CA location near Studebaker Road and from what I recall, close to a Penske Honda dealership. I've tried to find it, but ...