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Mr. Swiss (page 3)

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former Mr. Swiss
Ephrata, WA
This former Mr. Swiss was vacant when these photos were taken in 2016. The adapted pole sign for Barb & Ed's Drive-in was still there while there was a banner on the building saying "Manny's Cafe Coming Soon." [map]

Harrington's Drive-in
Quincy, WA
former Mr. Swiss
Santa Barbara, CA
Harrington's Drive-in has occupied this Mr. Swiss building since 1978. [map]

This former Mr. Swiss in Santa Barbara was built in the late 1960s but it didn't last long. The building has been used by Bucks BBQ and Hamburger Habit. It housed Cliff's & Company Catering from 1983 until around 2011. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2012. By 2016, the building was housing the Mesa Verde restaurant. [map]

former Mr. Swiss
Glendora, CA
former Mr. Swiss
Modesto, CA
The former Mr. Swiss in Glendora now houses the El Amigo Restaurant. [map]

The former Mr. Swiss in Modesto now houses Lee's Chinese Kitchen. [map]

former Mr. Swiss
Eureka, CA
former Mr. Swiss
San Diego, CA
The former Mr. Swiss in Eureka has housed the Chalet House of Omelettes since 1975. [map]

The former Mr. Swiss in San Diego has housed Bear Buns Bakery and Cafe since around 2012. Before that, the building housed a dog grooming store. [map]

Reba's Embroidery
Texarkana, AR
Approved Cash Advance
Canton, MS
Reba's Embroidery occupies what appears to be a former Mr. Swiss. [map]

I believe this Approved Cash Advance building originally housed a Mr. Swiss. The A-frame in these buildings has a steeper pitch forward than the Chicken Chef buildings shown below. The flat roofed box in front is also more typical of Mr. Swiss. [map]

More Mr. Swiss Buildings:
Redding, CA
West Covina, CA
Kenneth City, FL
Tampa, FL [map]
Waukegan, IL
Haysville, KS
Wichita, KS
Wichita, KS
Joplin, MO
Neosho, MO
Rolla, MO
Salem, MO
Lincoln, NE
Farmington, NM
Shawnee, OK
Columbia, SC [map]
Goose Creek, SC
Memphis, TN
Terrell, TX
Chester, VA: 1, 2 [map]

If you know of any buildings which still exist and are not represented here, I'd love to hear from you.

The short-lived Chicken Chef chain (1968-1971) had locations in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee. Apparently, there were locations in a few other states as well. There are still a few surviving buildings and one still operating location (see bottom of the blue box below). The buildings look very similar to Mr. Swiss. However, the box-like structure in front of the building has a sloped roof.

former Chicken Chef
Hammond, LA
former Chicken Chef
Texarkana, TX
This former Chicken Chef in Hammond was vacant when this photo was taken in 2019. It had been Daiquiri's since at least the 1990s. [map]

This former Chicken Chef Texarkana has housed the Potato Patch since at least 2007. [map]

former Chicken Chef
Hattiesburg, MS
former Chicken Chef
Pascagoula, MS

This former Chicken Chef in Hattiesburg has housed A&J Rentals since at least 2014. [map]

This former Chicken Chef in Pascagoula was built around 1969. It housed a seafood market from at least 2007 to at least 2013. In 2016, it opened as a donut shop. This photo is from 2019. Pascagoula, MS [map]

former Chicken Chef
McComb, MS
This Chicken Chef was built in 1969. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2019. It last housed Title Exchange. [map]

Fat Mo's
Murfreesboro, TN
This Fat Mo's building originally housed a Chicken Chef. It was there by 1971. Fat Mo's was established in 1991 and has 18 locations in the Nashville area. As far as I know, this is the only location which occupies an A-frame building like this. Another Fat Mo's location in Nashville occupies a former Central Park restaurant. [map]

More Chicken Chef Buildings:
Morgan City, LA
Greenville, MS
Southaven, MS [map]
Starkville, MS
McMinnville, TN [still operating as a Chicken Chef]
Memphis, TN [map]
Nashville, TN

If you know of any buildings which still exist and are not represented here, I'd love to hear from you.

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