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A&W Burger Family
Casper, WY
These A&W Burger Family statues are installed on top of the canopy of this former A&W. I don't know if this is where these statues were displayed originally or if they were moved here later. These figures are painted the original colors, although the faces were initially flesh colored. Around 2008, this location let its A&W franchise lapse and the restaurant closed. It reopened as Shifters EBT (Extreme Burger Technology). The statues still remain as of 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

A&W Burger Family [gone]
Thermopolis, WY
This A&W Burger Family was missing the Baby Burger statue. It was stolen around 2004 and was too damaged to repair. The restaurant still had the statue. The Teen was missing his burger. This A&W was built in 1960. The statues had been there since at least 1983. This location ceased being an A&W franchise around 1996. However, the restaurant was allowed to get by with the name A&W Lanes. There was an eight lane bowling alley attached to the restaurant. These photos are from 2012. By 2014, the restaurant and statues were gone.

A&W Mama Burger
Hatch, NM
This A&W Mama Burger statue had been at Franciscan RV since around 2007. She came from a collector in California. There is also a Cowboy statue at this dealership. The dealership and Sparky's restaurant are owned by Teaku Nunn. He has an extensive collection of fiberglass statues. These photos are from 2008. This statue was either in storage, moved to Sparky's, or sold by 2015.

A&W Burger Family
Hatch, NM
This A&W Burger Family is installed on the roof of Sparky's restaurant owned by Teaku Nunn. The restaurant opened in 2008. The Mama, Papa and Baby came from Lemitar, NM (see below). I don't know where the Teen came from. For more, see this website. [map]

A&W Burger Family
Lemitar, NM (now Hatch, NM)
This A&W Burger Family was originally located in a Denver suburb (see the Belen Teen Burger below). They were in Lemitar since around 2003. In 2008, after these photos were taken, the three statues were sold to Teaku Nunn in Hatch, NM. They were restored and repainted before being installed on the roof of Sparky's (see above).

Circle T Drive-in
Belen, NM
The owner of the Circle T Drive-in bought a complete A&W Burger Family from a Denver area A&W in the 1980s. He split up the family between his two restaurants. Around 2003, he sold the Papa, Mama and Baby to a friend in Lemitar (see above). [map]

A&W Burger Family [gone]
Willcox, AZ (now Santa Maria, CA)
This A&W Burger Family is located the former Carter's Drive-in. Carter's was built in 1958 as an A&W drive-in. The building style with the pylon was typical of those shown at this page. The Papa Burger and Mama Burger stand in back near the picnic tables, while the Teen Burger (note the "T" on his chest) is out front next to the road. The Teen Burger spins with the wind on his platform which had a functioning, revolving mechanism at one time. The Mama and Papa revolved originally, too. This Papa Burger held a hot dog instead of a mug for some time. The Baby Burger was stolen in the 1970s and never found. She was originally displayed on a pole next to the sign and the Teen Burger. Sometime after 2011, the repurposed oval A&W sign frame was replaced with a rectangular backlit box sign. Carter's closed in 2013. In 2015, the place reopened as Adolfo's Taco Shop and the statues were sold. In 2016, the statues were restored and sold by an antiques dealer to a collector in Santa Maria, CA. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Shirley May's
Albany, OR
Forty One Cafe
Lemoore, CA
This A&W Teen Burger in Albany stands in front of Shirley May's, a cafe. He's been there since at least the early 1990s. The statue may have come from an A&W in Corvallis, OR. [map]

This A&W Teen Burger in Lemoore stands on the roof of the Forty One Cafe (located on Highway 41). The first two photos are from 2008. By 2013, the statue was leaning significantly to the right. The third photo above is from 2014. [map]

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