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former Cindy's Restaurant
San Jose, CA

Cindy's Restaurant
Davis, CA
The Cindy's Restaurant in San Jose was built in 1973. The building has housed Jimmy's Restaurant since at least the 1980s. [map]

The Cindy's Restaurant in Davis must have been built in the early 1970s as well. For more, see this website. [map]

There is another Cindy's Restaurant in Oakdale but it doesn't have this distinctive roof. I don't know how many locations were built or what the geographic range was, but there were other Cindy's in Northern California and Idaho. There was at least one in Southern California. The Cindy's in Westminster, CA now houses the Westminster Cafe.

Giant Burgers
MacArthur Blvd. & Dimond Ave.
Oakland, CA
2008: 2014:

Giant Burgers
4215 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA

Giant Burgers
2540 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA

Giant Burgers
8026 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA

Giant Burgers
San Pablo Ave. & 54th St.
Oakland, CA

JK Giant Burgers
San Pablo, CA

former Giant Burgers
2150 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA

2008:

2015:
There are about ten Giant Burgers built in the Bay Area, most of them in Oakland. The locations are all independently operated now. I believe all of these buildings and signs were built in the mid-1960s. For more, see this website.

The 2150 Telegraph location in Oakland was originally built as a Kwik Way. The dice on sticks originally had Kwik Way letters on them. This Giant Burgers closed in 2014. In 2015, the building was repainted and opened as Space Burger. The Giant Burgers pole sign remains. In 2016, it was announced that the building will be demolished for a new condo development. It was surrounded with chain link fencing in 2017.

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