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Tuck Box
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA
The Tuck Box restaurant was designed and built by Hugh Comstock in 1927. It housed Sally's restaurant in the early 1930s. It became the Tuck Box in the early 1940s. The other storybook style building in the rear was used as a garden shop. It later housed the Tuck Box gift shop. For more, see this website. [map]

Munch Box
Chatsworth, CA
The Munch Box was designed by Marcel Dumas and opened in 1956. It has been declared a Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument. [map]

Silver Dollar Pancake House
Corona, CA
The Silver Dollar Pancake House has been here since the 1950s. The building was constructed in 1922 and housed other restaurants before the Silver Dollar. [map]

Johnnie's Pastrami
Culver City, CA
Johnnie's Pastrami has been here since 1952. It is note related to Johnie's locations in Los Angeles. [map]

former Red Barn
Cupertino, CA
This former Red Barn Restaurant now houses Signature Kitchen & Bath Design. There are two other former Red Barns in nearby San Jose, CA. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Johnie's Broiler (now Bob's Big Boy)
Downey, CA

2008

2012
Johnie's Broiler was originally known as Harvey's Broiler and opened in 1958. It was renamed Johnie's Broiler in 1966. The sign was updated at that time and the "Fat Boy" icon, modeled after Beanie from the Beanie and Cecil cartoon, was added. It's not clear what the relationship was between this restaurant and Johnie's Wilshire in Los Angeles. One source says the two became "sister" restaurants around 1969. The bulb-studded pole signs at both places feature the same design.

Johnie's Broiler closed in 2001 and a used car lot took over the property in 2002. Despite historic status, the restaurant was partially demolished in 2007. Bob's Big Boy purchased the property and rebuilt the restaurant. It reopened in 2009. The rooftop sign was adapted. The plastic "Fat Boy" sign was moved to the parking lot. A Big Boy statue now stands in that spot next to the sign. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Johnie's Jr.
Orange, CA
Zorba's Burgers
Bakersfield, CA
The character on the Johnie's Jr. sign appears to be the same as the plastic sign built for Johnie's Broiler described directly above. I assume there was a relationship between the two restaurants. However, the building in Orange is a former 1960s era Taco Bell. [map]

This Zorba's Burgers sign features the character. [map]

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