Other Fast Food Chains (page 3)

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Henry's Hamburgers was founded in the late 1950s. By the early 1960s, there were more than 200 locations around the country. Most were located in the Midwest. Henry's buildings copied early McDonald's buildings. The most obvious difference is Henry's use of green tile. McDonald's only used red and white. For more, see this website.

former Henry's Hamburgers
Syracuse, NY
This former Henry's Hamburgers was built in 1960 and operated until around 1974. The building was housing Bob Barkers Hot Dog Stand when these photos were taken in 2010. By 2012, the business was known as Hammi's BBQ. That restaurant has also closed. In 2016, there were plans to reopen the place as Bob Barkers again. The roof was extended to the left to create protected dining space. In 2017, the place was vacant. In 2018, the place was still for sale after a brief stint as the Vesuvius Family Eatery. The outdoor space on the left had been walled up, encroaching on the original Henry's portion of the building on that side. In 2019, the building was housing the Just 1 Bite Eatery. By 2021, it was housing the Koffee King Cafe & Creamery. By 2023, the building was remodeled for Pizza Cutters. [map]

former Henry's Hamburgers [gone]
Kansas City, MO
former Henry's Hamburgers
Chicago, IL
This former Henry's Hamburgers in Kansas City had been vacant since at least 2009. These photos were taken in 2012. Around 2015, the building was demolished.

This former Henry's Hamburgers in Chicago now houses the Economy Auto Mart. There were at least two other locations in town but this is the only building or sign still standing. [map]

former Henry's Hamburgers
East St. Louis, IL
former Henry's Hamburgers
Davenport, IA
Henry's Hamburgers
Benton Harbor, MI
This former Henry's Hamburgers in East St. Louis housed the Garden Grill Market II when this photo was taken in 2012. By 2015, the building was housing the Palace Food Mart. By 2019, the building was housing Flyer's Market and the sign had been crudely painted over. For more, see this website. [map]

This former Henry's Hamburgers in Davenport now houses Jimmy's King Gyros. [map]

The Henry's Hamburgers in Benton Harbor is the only location still in operation. The vintage building has been replaced with a modern one. [map]

former Henry's Hamburgers
Lansing, MI
This Henry's Hamburgers operated from 1961-1971. These photos are from 2011. By 2015, the sign was gone but the building was still there. [map]

There was another location in East Lansing, MI which also opened in 1961. That building has been demolished.

There was an intact Henry's Hamburgers burger sign at Terry's Turf Club in Cincinnati, OH. Terry's closed in 2018 and all of the signs were auctioned off.

More Henry's Hamburgers:
Miami, FL [vintage; gone]
Ames, IA [vintage; gone]
Crestwood, MO [vintage; gone]

Tubby's Sub Shop
Hazel Park, MI
Tubby's Sub Shop
Royal Oak, MI
Tubby's Sub Shop [gone]
Detroit, MI
Tubby's Sub Shop [gone]
Clinton Township, MI
Tubby's Sub Shops, now officially named Tubby's Grilled Submarines, first opened in 1968 in St. Clair Shores, MI. They began franchising in 1978 and now have about 70 locations in the Detroit area. These submarine sandwich clutching statues are about seven feet tall. They were inspired by Big Boy statues and built by FAST Fiberglass in the 1990s. There were only about five of them made. I believe there are only two left on public display. The character is dressed like a sailor. He was named "Ricky" after the company's founder, Richard Paganes. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

[Hazel Park map]; [Royal Oak map]

The photo of this Detroit statue was taken in 2006. Sometime after that, this location became Home Run Subs and now houses the Motown Cafe. This statue remained. By 2014, there was another restaurant here and the statue was gone.

The Clinton Township location had an interesting castle-like building with a gold roof. It was the only one I've seen like this. These photos are from 2006. The building and statue were still there in 2012. By 2014, the building had been demolished and the statue was gone.

If I'm missing photos of any other Tubby's statues or interesting buildings, please let me know.

Sylvia's Super Sub Shop
Allen Park, MI (now Jackson, MI)
Sylvia's Super Sub Shop opened in 1969 and this pirate statue was installed on the roof then. It may have been inspired by the Tubby's statues described above. These pirate statues were supposedly used by a Detroit area chain. Does anyone know the name of it? The restaurant closed in 2020. In 2023, the statue was moved to Sylvia's Catering in Jackson, MI. I don't know if he is on display or part of the owner's personal collection.

Jack in the Box was founded in 1951 in San Diego, CA. There are now more than 2,000 locations in 21 states, primarily in the West and Midwest. For more, see this website.

Jack in the Box
Hayward, CA
former Jack in the Box
Covina, CA
Jack in the Box
Covina, CA
This Jack in the Box in Hayward retains its 1960s two-story box which was designed by Smith & Williams. I don't know of any other locations that haven't been remodeled. For more, see this website. [map]

This former Jack in the Box in Covina has housed an Alberto's Mexican Food since at least 2007. The drive-thru and patio layout remain unchanged. The box-shaped pole sign (sans Jack) has been repurposed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Jack in the Box in Santa Fe Springs was built in 1962. The building has been heavily remodeled but still retains the box structure behind the additions which have been there since at least 2007. [map]

former Jack in the Box
Pasadena, TX
former Jack in the Box
Houston, TX
This former Jack in the Box in Pasadena was built in 1968. The building now houses the Star Burger & Shrimp Galley. [map]

This Jack in the Box in Houston was built in 1970. [map]

former Jack in the Box
San Diego, CA
This former Jack in the Box would have looked like this building originally. The building was designed by Russell Forester. The chain was established in 1951 in San Diego. This building has housed Cotija's Taco Shop since at least 2007. [map]

Central Park opened its first location in Chattanooga in 1982. The chain expanded to over 60 locations in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Utah. In 2015, there were only 12 locations still operating. Most of the buildings have since been repurposed or abandoned. The buildings have a unique tower-like structure with two drive-through windows. The buildings have a tiny footprint with no interior dining. Some of the locations have an add-on structure at the rear.

Central Park
Chattanooga, TN
2005: 2021:
The original sign panels on the top of this Central Park building had been replaced by 2007. In 2017, the entire rooftop structure was missing. It was replaced around 2020 with this shorter version. Instead of flags, there are now overhead lights. By 2022, an addition had been built to the back of the building. [map]

Central Park
Cleveland, TN
Central Park [gone]
Goldsboro, NC
Central Park [gone]
Centralia, IL
The Cleveland Central Park building still has the original sign panels. [map]

The Goldsboro Central Park building was demolished by 2016.

The Centralia Central Park location was demolished by 2018. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

former Central Park
West Memphis, AR
former Central Park
Sunset, UT
former Central Park
West Valley City, UT
former Central Park [gone]
Reidsville, NC
This Central Park building in West Memphis housed the Candied Apple Spot when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2013, the building housed Wings & Wingettes, a fried chicken plate. By 2016, the building was vacant. It was still vacant in 2021. [map]

This Central Park in Sunset now houses Grounds for Coffee. [map]

This Central Park in West Valley City has housed various restaurants in recent years. Since around 2014, it has housed Hot Dog on a Stick. [map]

This Central Park in Reidsville was part of the Super Sudz II car wash when this photo was taken in 2010. It was remodeled significantly around 2020. [map]

former Central Park
Savannah, GA
former Central Park
Garden City, GA
This Central Park in Savannah has housed the Green Tea Drive-thru since at least 2008. [map]

This Central Park in Garden City was closed by 2007. It has housed many other businesses since then. The building is currently vacant. [map]

More Operating and Former Central Parks:
Milledgeville, GA [gone]
Conway, SC
Hixson, TN
Maryville, TN
Memphis, TN [map]
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN

If you know of other locations that still exist, I'd love to hear from you.

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