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Mr. Swiss (page 3)

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former Mr. Swiss
Gresham, OR
former Mr. Swiss
Lake Oswego, OR
The former Mr. Swiss in Gresham has housed Annie's since at least 2007. [map]

The former Mr. Swiss in Lake Oswego has housed the Giant Drive-in since 1970. [map]

There is another former Mr. Swiss in Lake Oswego which now houses the Happy Sparrow Restaurant. [map]

South Carolina Mr. Swiss Buildings:
Columbia [map]
Goose Creek

former Mr. Swiss
Memphis, TN
This Mr. Swiss was built in 1969. The slanted sign poles are original. The building now houses Don Alex Restaurant. [map]

former Mr. Swiss
Denison, TX
former Mr. Swiss [gone]
Henderson, TX
This former Mr. Swiss in Denison was built around 1967 or 1968 and was only open about a year. The building housed the Hot Stuff Hair Salon when this photo was taken in 2011. Various hair salons occupied the building since the early 1970s. By 2014, the building was housing the Vape Escape. [map]

This former Mr. Swiss in Henderson housed Raymond James Financial Services when this photo was taken in 2011. The building was still there in 2013 but gone by 2016.

former Mr. Swiss [gone]
Dallas, TX
former Mr. Swiss
Marshall, TX
This former Mr. Swiss in Dallas appeared to be vacant in 2011 when this photo was taken. By 2014, the building was gone.

This former Mr. Swiss in Marshall had opened by 1968. The building is currently vacant. [map]

More Texas Mr. Swiss Buildings:
McKinney
Terrell

former Mr. Swiss
Richmond, VA
This former Mr. Swiss now houses a used car dealership. [map]

More Virginia Mr. Swiss Buildings:
Chester: 1, 2 [map]

former Mr. Swiss
Ephrata, WA
This former Mr. Swiss was vacant when these photos were taken in 2016. The adapted pole sign for Barb & Ed's Drive-in was still there while there was a banner on the building saying "Manny's Cafe Coming Soon." [map]

Harrington's Drive-in
Quincy, WA
Harrington's Drive-in has occupied this Mr. Swiss building since 1978. [map]

The short-lived Chicken Chef chain (1968-1971) had locations in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee. Apparently, there were locations in a few other states as well. There are still a few surviving buildings and one still operating location (see the blue box at the bottom of this page). The buildings look very similar to Mr. Swiss. However, the box-like structure in front of the building has a sloped roof. The pitch forward of the A-frame is also not as steep.
former Chicken Chef
Morgan City, LA
This former Chicken Chef opened in 1969. The building is now vacant. There were plans to open 20 Chicken Chefs in Louisiana. When this store opened, there were operating locations in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. I don't know if any others in Louisiana actually opened other than the one in Hammond (below) and Ferriday (bottom of this page). [map]

former Chicken Chef
Hammond, LA
former Chicken Chef
Texarkana, TX
This former Chicken Chef in Hammond was vacant when this photo was taken in 2019. It had been Daiquiri's since at least the 1990s. The building now houses the Pour House. [map]

This former Chicken Chef Texarkana has housed the Potato Patch since at least 2007. [map]

former Chicken Chef
Hattiesburg, MS
former Chicken Chef
Pascagoula, MS

This former Chicken Chef in Hattiesburg has housed A&J Rentals since at least 2014. [map]

This former Chicken Chef in Pascagoula was built around 1969. It housed a seafood market from at least 2007 to at least 2013. In 2016, it opened as a donut shop. This photo is from 2019. For more, see this website. [map]

former Chicken Chef
Greenville, MS
former Chicken Chef
McComb, MS
This former Chicken Chef in Greenville was built in 1969. The building has housed Michael's Pets since at least 2008. [map]

This Chicken Chef in McComb was built in 1969. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2019. It last housed Title Exchange. [map]

former Chicken Chef
Southaven, MS
This former Chicken Chef was built in 1968. It later housed the Ice Cream Machine. It has housed a used car lot office since at least 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

Approved Cash Advance
Canton, MS
I believe that this Approved Cash Advance building was most likely a Chicken Chef rather than a Mr. Swiss. The boxy part of the building does not have the typical slope but that was probably a later remodeling. [map]

Fat Mo's
Murfreesboro, TN
This Fat Mo's building originally housed a Chicken Chef. It was there by 1971. Fat Mo's was established in 1991 and has 18 locations in the Nashville area. As far as I know, this is the only location which occupies an A-frame building like this. Another Fat Mo's location in Nashville occupies a former Central Park restaurant. This building now houses Greek Gyro. [map]

former Chicken Chef
Memphis, TN
This former Chicken Chef now houses a Tops Bar-B-Q. [map]

More Chicken Chef Buildings:
Ferriday, LA
Starkville, MS
Fayetteville, TN
Manchester, TN
McMinnville, TN [still operating as a Chicken Chef]
Nashville, TN

If you know of any other Chicken Chef buildings which still exist and are not represented here, I'd love to hear from you.

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