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former Lyons Coffee Shop [gone]
San Bruno, CA
This former Lyons Coffee Shop housed the Melaka Restaurant when these photos were taken in 2008. The building was demolished around 2012. This was Lyons' first location, built in the early 1960s. It was designed by Armet & Davis. Some other Lyons locations were designed by Edward Wong & Associates. For more, see this website.

former Lyons Coffee Shop
Fresno, CA
I believe this former Lyons Coffee Shop was built in 1966. It was designed by Armet & Davis. The building now houses the Kaya Restaurant. The building is located in front of a Red Roof Inn which was originally the Water Tree Inn. For more, see this website. [map]

former Lyons Coffee Shop
Hayward, CA
This former Lyons Coffee Shop now houses the Asian Buffet. The building was designed by Armet & Davis. [map]

former Lyons Coffee Shop
Daly City, CA
This former Lyons Coffee Shop has housed the Boulevard Cafe since around 2005. The spire on the roof originally supported the Lyons sign. The building was designed by Armet & Davis. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Lyons Coffee Shops:
Millbrae, CA [gone]
Sacramento, CA [gone]
Stockton: 1, 2 [gone]
unknown location

former Mel's Junior Drive-in
Napa, CA
This former Mel's Junior Drive-in now houses a Nation's Giant Hamburgers. The Nation's Giant Hamburgers chain was founded in 1952 in San Pablo, CA as Harvey's Giant Hamburgers. The name was changed to Nation's in the 1970s. There are now two dozen locations in Northern California. For more, see this website. [map]

former Mel's Junior Drive-in
Vallejo, CA
former Mel's Junior Drive-in
Fresno, CA
This former Mel's Junior Drive-in in Vallejo now houses the Mi Jacalito restaurant. [map]

This former Mel's Junior Drive-in in Fresno now houses Christy's Donuts. The building was here by 1967. Does anyone know more about this place? For more, see this website. [map]

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