Other Fast Food Chains (page 3)

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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The original sign panels on the top of this Central Park building had been replaced by 2007.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. Since at least 2016, the building has been vacant. [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 Central Parks:
Merritt Island, FL
Macon, GA
Milledgeville, GA [gone]
Conway, SC
Chattanooga, TN
Hixson, TN
Knoxville, TN
Maryville, TN
Memphis, TN [map]
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN

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

H. Salt Fish & Chips
Sacramento, CA
H. Salt Fish & Chips
Reseda, CA

The H. Salt Fish & Chips chain was established in 1965 with the first location in Sausalito, CA. There were about 500 locations around the country and Canada by 1969 when the chain was sold to Kentucky Fried Chicken. By 1987, the remaining 60 locations were sold to the franchisees. This Sacramento location was built in 1969 and is the best-preserved example of the surviving locations. Most of the other still-operating locations are in strip malls and don't have pole signs like this. The only other building that I know of that comes close to this is this adapted location in Chesapeake, VA. For more, see this website.

The Sacramento location opened around 1968. [map]

The H. Salt Fish & Chips in Reseda appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

former Hot 'n Now
Plainwell, MI
former Hot 'n Now [gone]
Marshfield, WI
The Hot 'n Now chain was founded in Kalamazoo, MI in 1984. By 1990, there were more than 150 locations in 15 states. After being acquired by Pepsi, the company went bankrupt in 2004. There is only one location still operating which is in Sturgis, MI. However, there are still many buildings left that have been repurposed or are still vacant. For more, see this website.

This Plainwell location had been abandoned for years. This photo is from 2011. By 2012, the building had been remodeled and was housing Taco Boy. By 2015, the building was housing Donk's Mexican Joint. By 2018, it was housing a Jimmy John's. [map]

The sign on the Plainwell building reflected the post-2000 Pepsi-redesigned logo. It would have originally looked like the one in Marshfield which was still open when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2015, the building was housing Papagalos: A Taste of Chicago. The building was vacant again in 2019 and was then demolished by 2023.

There are former Hot 'n Now buildings in Michigan City, IN, Huntington, IN, Greenville, MI, and Toledo, OH. Let me know if you know of any others.

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