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Alabama Eateries

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White Palace Café
Gadsden, AL
Golden Rule Bar-B-Q
Hoover, AL
The White Palace Café is an Art Deco building faced with structural glass. It had been closed for many years before it reopened in 2010 as the White Palace on Broad. Since around 2011, the building has housed the Twisted Ultra Lounge. For more, see this website. [map]

The Golden Rule Bar-B-Q features an interesting style roof. Although substantially altered, this is a rare remaining example of a Burger in a Hurry restaurant. There is another badly remodeled example in Tuscaloosa, AL at the Five Points Shopping Center. The best preserved example is in Haltom City, TX. [map]

former Jack's Hamburgers
Birmingham, AL
Jack's Hamburgers was a regional chain founded in 1960 near Birmingham. This building and sign are the only surviving examples of the chain's walk-up stand from the mid-1960s. It was very short-lived and closed before the chain redesigned their locations in the 1970s to include dining rooms. The signs were also redesigned in a lollipop style which is still used today. This building has been used for a variety of businesses in recent years. However, it was vacant in 2010 when these photos were taken. By 2011, the property was being used by Greg's Auto Sales & Detailing. For more, see this website. [map]

More Alabama Restaurants:
Billy's Burger House (Jackson)

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