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former Burger in a Hurry
Haltom City, TX
The Burger in a Hurry chain was established in Birmingham, AL in 1961. There were several built in the Birmingham area with plans to build other locations in Houston, Miami, and New Orleans. I don't know if any of those were actually built. By the late 1970s, the chain was defunct. This is the only surviving, recognizable building that I know of. It now houses a used car dealer. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

former Mr. Quick Hamburgers
Fort Worth, TX

former Mr. Quick Hamburgers
Tucson, AZ
The Mr. Quick Hamburgers chain was founded in 1962 in Moline, IL. There were at least 300 locations in about 13 states. I don't believe any of them are still operating. The building design was inspired by McDonald's restaurants.

This Fort Worth location was built sometime before 1972. Although a dining area box has been added to the front of the building, its original profile is intact. The building now houses the Family Cafe.

The Tucson location has been abandoned for many years. The building may have housed a fried chicken take-out in the 1980s. The atom on top of the sign was part of the Mr. Quick design. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

If you know of any other surviving buildings, I'd love to hear about them.

Waylan's Ku-Ku
Miami, OK
Ku-Ku was a Midwest drive-in chain with over 200 locations in the mid-1960s. By 1969, the chain had disbanded. Ku-ku refers to the restaurants' cuckoo clock theme. The bird over the roof once "chimed" every hour. Eugene Waylan bought this location in 1973 and renamed it Waylan's Ku-Ku. It is the only operating location left. The dining room in front of the building was not part of the original design. For more, see this website.

former Ku-Ku restaurant
Fort Smith, AR
The former Ku-Ku restaurant now houses the Beer Garden.

former Ku-Ku Restaurant
Kansas City, MO
This former Ku-Ku Restaurant now houses a used car dealership.

former Ku-Ku Restaurant
Garden City, KS
former Ku-Ku Restaurant
College Station, TX
This former Ku-Ku restaurant in Garden City now houses Tacos El Tapatio.

This former Ku-Ku restaurant in College Station now houses the World Nail Spa.

More Ku-Ku restaurants:
Chanute, KS
Chillicothe, MO [vintage; gone]

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