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former Stan Kite Restaurant
Los Angeles, CA

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This Stan Kite Restaurant was designed by Hyun & Whitney and built around 1957. This was the second location in the chain. The building sat vacant for at least ten years before reopening as the Waffle Factory in 2008. The building now houses the Casa Honduras restaurant. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Stan Kite Restaurant
Los Angeles, CA
This Stan Kite Restaurant was designed by Robert O. Clements and built in 1967. There were two other locations but I believe those buildings are gone now. In the mid-1970s, this location was renamed the Safari. It closed in the 1980s and remained vacant until the mid-1990s as a comedy club known as Mixed Nuts. That business did not last long. The building now houses the Vintage Hollywood nightclub. For more, see this website. [map]

Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers
Los Angeles, CA
Tommy's Original
World Famous Hamburgers
Burbank, CA
Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers was established in 1946 at the first location shown above. It is famous for its chili-topped hamburgers. The small stand is open 24 hours a day and features a stand-up eating area. There are now more than 30 locations in Southern California and two in Nevada. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Tommy's began expanding to other locations in the 1970s. I don't know if this A-frame location was built by Tommy's then or if the building was adapted from another restaurant chain. Pup 'N' Taco buildings did not have "legs" like this one. This may be a former Der Wienerschnitzel. There is a Tommy's in Eagle Rock that was clearly a Der Wienerschnitzel originally. [map]

former White Log Coffee Shop
Los Angeles, CA
2012: 2015:
The White Log Coffee Shop was built in 1932. It was designed by Kenneth Bemis who created 62 faux log cabins along the Pacific Coast. The rooftop sign with the frying pan clock is believed to be from the late 1950s. In later years, the building housed Dave's Charbroiler and Tony's Burger. The building was repainted in 2015 and housed the El Comedor Mexican Grill. By 2016, the building was housing Maya's. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Wich Stand
Los Angeles, CA
The Wich Stand was designed by Armet & Davis and built in 1957. It closed in 1987. The building now houses Simply Wholesome, a combination restaurant and health food store. The Wich Stand had a 1940s-looking building here originally. There was also another location at that time. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. [map]

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