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|Roy's Grill opened in 1934 as a Krystal hamburger stand. The building was replaced with this one during road widening in 1949. These photos are from 2005. The restaurant had been closed since at least 2007. It reopened in 2011. It closed and opened again since then. It is now closed. [map]|
Lake Park, GA
|This former Candyland restaurant now houses a gas station convenience store and Dairy Queen. For more, see this website. [map]|
La Grange, GA
|Charlie Joseph's first opened as a fruit stand in 1920 and began selling hot dogs here in 1946. These photos are from 2005. The tiles on the facade had been painted over between 2013 and 2015 but these signs are still there. [map]|
|The 4-Way Lunch opened in 1930. In 1993, the building burned down and was rebuilt two months later with donations from the community. It has a formica counter with 11 stools. [map]|
|The Majestic Diner opened in 1929. The building was most likely remodeled in 1939 when the Plaza Theatre next door was built. The Majestic is open 24 hours. Its signs read "Food to Take Home" and "Food that Pleases". For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]|
|former Oogleblook [gone]
The Oogleblook was a local, hamburger-focused fast food chain owned by Morrison's Cafeteria of Mobile, AL. The buildings were designed by Fred Woods. The 33-foot-tall round buildings feature 12 glass panels. The "V"-ish shaped panels were made of wood. The roof was installed in sections. They appear to be concrete. The restaurants featured a self-serve, computer ordering system. There were plans to build eight or ten locations around Atlanta by 1971. However, I believe these were the only two ever built. If anyone knows of any other buildings like these, I'd love to hear from you.
A building in Athens, GA looks very similar but it is not as tall. It might have been designed by the same architect. The skylight makes me think this was originally a bank. I believe this building was built in 1965.
This Oogleblook building in Atlanta was the first location, built in 1969. It later housed Sprong, a children's shoe store and other retail tenants. In 2015, there was a proposal to demolish the building for an apartment complex. The building was demolished in 2016. For more, see this website.
This Oogleblook building in Doraville was built in either 1969 or 1970. It housed Cafe 101 when these photos were taken in 2007. It previously housed Murray's Subs. [first photo, ca. 1987, thanks Eavenson Art; other photos from 2007] By 2016, the building had been painted an orange-pink and it was housing Shakin' Crawfish. [map]
More Georgia Eateries:
Sno Biz (Cartersville)
former Zeb's Restaurant (Columbus)
former Shakey's Pizza Parlor (Warner Robins) [now Hot Spot Wings & Pizza; sign gone] [map]
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