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Bert's Chuck Wagon
Collinsville, IL

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2012:
Bert's Chuck Wagon opened here in 1965. The sign was originally located on a pole next to the building. The top row of photos is from 2010. Later that year, the restaurant was forced to move to a new location due to road expansion. The building was demolished. The sign was repainted and put on display inside the new location (bottom photo). By 2017, the sign was back outside, installed on the building. However, the midsection had been turned into a digital display. [map]

There were about ten locations. There is still a location in Fairview Heights, IL that is now a Mexican restaurant but still has the same style sign. It was part of the chain but never used the Bert's name.

Lem's BBQ House
Chicago, IL
Lem's BBQ House opened here in 1953. This sign is probably from that time. For more, see this website. [map]

Orange Garden Restaurant
Chicago, IL
The Orange Garden Restaurant opened around 1923. It is the oldest Chinese restaurant in Chicago. The restaurant went by a different name until 1932. The facade is probably from the 1940s. The sign may be from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Harlo Grill
Melrose Park, IL
The Harlo Grill opened in 1953. It is open 24 hours. For more, see this website. [map]

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