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Arby's Roast Beef & Chuck Wagons (page 3)

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East Coast Custard
Parma Heights, OH
This East Coast Custard has occupied this former Arby's since 1985. This was the company's first location. There are now five others. For more, see this website. [map]

Arby's
Kent, OH

This Arby's in Kent featured the original sign and building when these photos were taken in 2011. The front part of the building had been altered to create a dining room but the original floor was still there. The "Delicious" on the sign had been changed to "Drive-Thru". Around 2016, the sign was replaced with a small, modern plastic sign. The building looked to be the same. In 2021, this location closed and the sign was removed. The building is currently vacant. [map]

More Ohio Arby's Covered Wagon Buildings:
Boardman [map]

former Arby's
Portland, OR
former Arby's [gone]
King of Prussia, PA
This former Arby's has housed the Mr. Oscar Hair Stylist since at least 2007. [map]

This former Arby's in King of Prussia was adapted for Starbucks. I believe this Starbucks moved to a new location in 2013. By 2015, this building was gone.

More Pennsylvania Arby's Covered Wagon Buildings:
Clifton Heights
Folsom

former Arby's
San Antonio, TX
This former Arby's in has housed El Paraiso Ice Cream since at least 2006. It still has the original steer and brands tile floor. [map]

More Arby's "Brand" Tile Floors:
Lynchburg, VA [gone]

Arby's
Dayton, OH
Arby's
Bartlesville, OK
Arby's
El Paso, TX
Arby's
Arkadelphia, AR
Arby's
Laurel, MD
Arby's
Mission Hills, CA

Arby's
Phoenix, AZ
Arby's
Tulsa, OK
Arby's
Tulsa, OK
Arby's
Gainesville, FL
Arby's
Clearwater, FL
Arby's
Athens, GA
Arby's
Hollywood, CA
Arby's
Canoga Park, CA

Arby's
Conway, AR
Arby's [gone]
Ventura, CA
Arby's [building gone]
Wichita Falls, TX
These are just some examples of the Arby's hat signs. The original covered wagon buildings at these locations are long gone. The Laurel sign is from the late 1960s. It is the only one I have seen with the "Sandwich" on the bottom part of the sign and without the "Is Delicious" wording. The original sign from 1964 had the "Is Delicious". I believe these signs came in two sizes. The ones in Bartlesville and Arkadelphia are examples of the smaller size. El Paso, Phoenix, and Gainesville have the big signs. Tulsa has examples of both sizes. [Dayton map]; [Bartlesville map]; El Paso, TX; [Arkadelphia map]; [Laurel map]; [Mission Hills map]; [Phoenix map]; [small Tulsa map]; [big Tulsa map]; [Gainesville map]; [Clearwater map]; [Athens map]; Hollywood map [Canoga Park map]; [Conway map]

This Arby's in Ventura featured the large model neon sign. The building had been remodeled and the original tile floor was gone. In 2015, it was announced that this Arby's would be moving. In 2019, this location closed and the sign was demolished. In 2021, the building was demolished.

This Arby's in Wichita Falls was built in 1970. It featured the original sign, building and tile floor. Around 2001, the original yellow roof was painted red upon the insistence of corporate headquarters. In 2017, the building was demolished and replaced with a modern box. The neon was removed from the sign and replaced with backlit plastic letters. [map]

former Arby's [gone]
Kansas City, MO
former Arby's [gone]
Austin, TX
former Arby's
Norfolk, VA
Arby's [gone]
Reno, NV
This Arby's sign in Kansas City and building were adapted by Texas Tom's. Additions were made to all sides of the covered wagon building. The location is now closed and the Arby's hat sign was removed in 2010. There was at least two other Texas Tom's with adapted Arby's hat signs but this was the last one. For more, see this website. [photo thanks Glenda Campbell]

This Arby's sign in Austin was adapted by the Hat Creek Burger Co. This photo is from 2011. In 2014, the restaurant remodeled and the sign was removed. For more, see this website.

While this Arby's building in Norfolk is gone, this hat sign was adapted for a loans business. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the neon had been replaced with backlit plastic. [map]

This Arby's building in Reno was modern. This location had what seemed to be a modern and unique chasing bulb and neon sign. I've never seen one like it anywhere else. This photo is from 2008. By 2011, the location had closed and the sign was gone.

More Arby's Hat Signs:
Benton, AR
Denver, CO
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
Bradenton, FL
Lakeland, FL
Countryside, IL
Galesburg, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Muncie, IN
Warsaw, IN
Auburn Hills, MI
Bay City, MI
Flint, MI
Flint, MI
Lansing, MI
Lapeer, MI
Redwood Charter Township, MI
Raleigh, NC
Winston-Salem, NC
Las Cruces, NM
Niagara Falls, NY [gone]
Syracuse, NY
Cincinnati, OH
Mansfield, OH
Miami, OK
Feasterville, PA
Meadville, PA
Williamsport, PA
Knoxville, TN
Waco, TX
Orem, UT
Hampton, VA
Norfolk, VA
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA [map]
Spokane, WA
Tacoma, WA
Ashwaubenon, WI
Cudahy, WI
Green Bay, WI

There are probably dozens of other examples of these signs scattered around the country. If you know of any others, I'd love to know about them.

Chuck Wagon
Wheat Ridge, CO

2004:

2012:
This Chuck Wagon was built in 1961 to resemble a Conestoga Wagon. It has housed numerous businesses over the years including The Grill Next Door, O'Brien's Wings & Things, and Silver's Burgers-N-Wings. The building housed Big Mama's Burritos in 2012. By 2019, it was housing El Jefe. By 2020, the covered wagon feature had been painted black. [map]

Taco Loco Wagon
Dallas, TX

2006:

2011:
2017:
The Taco Loco Wagon was supposedly built around 1945-1955. I believe it was originally part of the "Chuc Wagun" chain (see links at the bottom of this page). The building's size and design are also so similar to the Chuck Wagon in Denver described above that they were probably related.

This location was previously known as the Taco Wagon and the Fajitas Wagon. In 2011, the building was undergoing renovation. It reopened later that year. A canopy was added which bisects the building beneath the covered wagon top feature. The place looked closed by 2016 and was still vacant in 2020. For more, see this website. [map]

former Chuckwagon Restaurant
Jamestown, ND
The Chuckwagon Restaurant building is now used as storage by the Frontier Bar & Grill. Does anyone know when it was built and when it closed? [map]

Chuckwagon Cafe & Bar
Granby, CO
The Chuckwagon Cafe & Bar was known as Arnold's Chuckwagon in the 1950s. The sign on the roof and the covered wagon entrance were there then. Before that, the restaurant was known as the Chuck Wagon Inn with a simple "Cafe" sign on the roof. The building was the same then. [map]

More Covered Wagons:
Wagon Ho! (Birmingham, AL; gone)
Chuck Wagon Cafe (Grand Junction, CO; gone)
The Chuck Wagon (Wilmington, DE; gone)
Covered Wagon Restaurant (Chicago, IL) [gone]
World's Largest Covered Wagon (Milford, NE)
Covered Wagon (Elysburg, PA)
Flying T Chuck Wagon (Rapid City, SD) [vintage; gone]
Cowboy Coffee (Packwood, WA) [map]
Covered Wagon Tavern (Spokane, WA) [vintage; gone]
Dilly Wagons: 1, 2, 3 (various locations; vintage/gone)

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