Griff's Burger Bar (page 1)

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Griff's Burger Bar
1965, location unknown
The Griff's Burger Bar chain was founded in 1960 by H.J. Griffith. The first location was built in Wichita, KS. By 1965, there were 65 locations. The company had locations nationwide with the majority of them in the South near highway exits. The earliest locations were housed in A-frame style buildings. These A-frames were produced by Valentine, a diner manufacturer. Griff's featured drive-thru windows and giant signs. Griffy, the company's mascot, was used extensively in signs and advertising. There are 11 locations still operating. Only six of these are housed in A-frame buildings. Several other remaining A-frame buildings have been repurposed for other businesses. For more, see this website. [photo scan thanks Robby Delius]

The locations shown below and on the following pages are organized alphabetically by state.

former Satellite Burger & Dairy Bar
Little Rock, AR
2008: 2019:
This former Satellite Burger & Dairy Bar sure looks like a former Griff's Burger Bar. The building housed a liquor store in 2008. By 2014, it was in use as a shipping container store. [1963 advertisement scan thanks Robby Delius] [map]

former Griff's Burger Bar [gone]
Arvada, CO
former Griff's Burger Bar
Englewood, CO
I believe this Griff's Burger Bar in Arvada opened in 1965. This photo is from 2012. This location closed in 2015. The building was gone in 2021.

The former Griff's Burger Bar in Englewood now houses Just Right Motors. [map]

former Griff's Burger Bar [gone]
Denver, CO
This Griff's Burger Bar sign is missing the Griffy character at the top. These photos are from 2012. This location closed in 2015. By 2016, the building was boarded up and surrounded by chain link fencing. It was demolished in 2017 for a new development.


former Griff's Burger Bar
McPherson, KS
This former Griff's Burger Bar now houses the Learning to Live school program office. This photo is from 2010. By 2018, the zigzag canopy had been removed and an addition was made to the front of the building. For more, see this website. [map]

former Griff's Burger Bar
Leavenworth, KS
This former Griff's Burger Bar now houses Gerken Rent-All. [map]

Grinder Man
Wichita, KS
Grinder Man was originally a Griff's Burger Bar. It was built in the late 1960s. [map]

former Griff's Burger Bar [gone]
Kansas City, KS


This former Griff's Burger Bar was vacant but recently painted in 2006. By 2010, the building housed Cancun Fiesta Fresh Mexican restaurant. The building was gone by 2012.

More Kansas:
Topeka [map]

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