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The Roy Rogers restaurant chain was established in 1968. The first location opened in Falls Church, Virginia. By 1969, there were over 100 locations. In 1970, there were over 160 locations. For more, see this website.

former Roy Rogers
Cincinnati, OH
This Roy Rogers location was built in 1969. This sign probably had a rectangular bottom panel originally like this one in New Orleans, LA. These photos are from 2009. In 2012, the sign was adapted when the affiliation with Roy Rogers ceased. The business was renamed Roney's, a reference to its location on Roney Lane. Roney's closed in 2014 reopened at another location in 2015. The sign was moved to the new location in Milford, OH. The Roy Rogers building was housing Chandler Auto Sales by 2019. For more, see this website. [map]

This Pioneer Lodge sign in Springdale, UT might have been a repurposed Roy Rogers sign. I believe the motel opened in 1963. That sign is now in storage in Cedar City, UT.

former Roy Rogers
Apex, NC
This former Roy Rogers building has housed Dallas Famous Chicken n' Biscuits since 1981. [map]

former Roy Rogers
Columbus, GA
This former Roy Rogers is now home to Shark's Fish & Chicken. [map]

former Roy Rogers
Woodbridge, VA
former Roy Rogers
Celina, OH
This former Roy Rogers in Warrenton housed an Enterprise Rent-A-Car office for many years. It now houses All About Burger. For more, see this website. [map]

This former Roy Rogers in Celina now houses Lester's Tobacco Shack. [map]

former Roy Rogers
Norman, OK
former Roy Rogers
Oklahoma City, OK
The former Roy Rogers in Norman is now occupied by a Pizza Shuttle restaurant. [map]

The former Roy Rogers in Oklahoma City now houses the Sala Thai Restaurant. [map]

former Roy Rogers
Oklahoma City, OK
former Roy Rogers
Lawton, OK
This former Roy Rogers in Oklahoma City now houses Armando's Mexican Grill. [map]

This former Roy Rogers in Lawton has housed the China Wok Express since at least 2008. [map]

former Roy Rogers
Northridge, CA
former Roy Rogers [gone]
Ventura, CA
This former Roy Rogers in Northridge has housed the Falafel Palace since at least 2007. [map]

This former Roy Rogers in Ventura housed El Taco de Mexico when this photo was taken in 2012. That business moved in 2016. The building remained vacant until 2017 when it was demolished.

former Roy Rogers
Van Nuys, CA
former Roy Rogers
Portland, OR
This former Roy Rogers building in Van Nuys has housed a Starbucks since 2015. Before that, the building housed an Arby's and even had a classic neon hat sign. [map]

This former Roy Rogers building in Portland was vacant in 2007. By 2009, the building was housing a Voodoo Doughnut. This photo is from 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

former Roy Rogers
Houston, TX
2018: 2021:
This former Roy Rogers housed the Zone d'Erotica since at least 2007. The sex shop closed around 2019. In 2021, it began housing a Velvet Taco. [map]

former Roy Rogers
Houston, TX
This former Roy Rogers was built in 1960. The building now houses the Hungry Farmer Barbecue restaurant. There are many of these Longhorn Bull statues around the country. [map]

former Roy Rogers
Houston, TX
former Roy Rogers
Irving, TX
This former Roy Rogers in Houston has housed the Taqueria Don Taco since around 2018. Before that, it was a used car lot office. [map]

This former Roy Rogers in Irving has housed a Subway since at least 2008. [map]

More former Roy Rogers:
Bladensburg, MD
Greensboro, NC
Memphis, TN
Corpus Christi, TX [gone]
Green Bay, WI [map]

Franksville
Chicago, IL
Pepe's Mexican Restaurant
Chicago, IL
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Atlanta area, GA
Franksville hot dog restaurant chain was founded in 1963. In 1964, 20 locations were built including this one in Chicago which is the sole survivor. While most of the locations were built in the Chicago area, there were locations in Georgia, possibly New York City, and presumably elsewhere. This is the only sign known to still exist. The cartoon-like engineer and hot-dog shaped train were meant to appeal to children. The embossed plastic panels are about 10 feet wide and are still internally lit at night. The sign revolved until a few years ago. The building at this location was destroyed by fire in 1967. It was rebuilt in the same style. [map]

Pepe's Mexican Restaurant occupies a former Franksville location. [map]

There are other former locations in Burbank, IL, Downers Grove, IL, Joliet, IL, and Peoria, IL. There may be other examples of the chain's unique, double A-frame buildings left. If you come across any, I'd love to hear from you. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [ads thanks Robby Delius]

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