Georgia Eateries (page 2)

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former Waffle House
Decatur, GA
The Waffle House chain was established at this location in 1955. In 2004, Waffle House reacquired this building. It was restored and opened as the Waffle House Museum in 2008. The sign was built then. Today, there are nearly 2,000 locations. For more, see this website. [map]

Charlie Joseph's
La Grange, GA
Charlie Joseph's first opened as a fruit stand in 1920 and began selling hot dogs here in 1946. [map]

former Candyland [gone]
Lake Park, GA
former Red Carpet Inn
McDonough, GA
This former Candyland restaurant in Lake Park housed a gas station convenience store and Dairy Queen for many years. It was still there in 2019 but demolished by 2020. For more, see this website.

The restaurant and gift shop of the McDonough Candyland location last housed a medical office. It was demolished in 2021. The former Red Carpet Inn next to it has the same style office roof is still there. That building now houses a Howard Johnson. For more, see this website. [map]

There were locations in Jesup, GA and St. Augustine, FL as well.

Partridge Restaurant
Rome, GA
2007: 2021:
The Partridge Restaurant opened in 1933. In 1962, it moved to this location which housed the Gordon Theatre from 1940-1954. The facade has been covered with siding for decades. The restaurant closed in 2017. For more, see this website. [map]

Roy's Grill
Rossville, GA
Roy's Grill opened in 1934 as a Krystal hamburger stand. The building was replaced with this one during road widening in 1949. [map]

former Burger Barn
Statesboro, GA
This Burger Barn was a mid-1960s Georgia and North Carolina chain. This is believed to be the only building left although it has been remodeled quite a bit. There was a barn-shaped sign and the barn's silos housed the restrooms. There were at least five other locations. This building now houses the Chinese Kitchen. For more, see this website. [map]

former Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Warner Robins, GA
This former Shakey's Pizza Parlor opened in 1970 or 1971. The chain was founded in Sacramento, CA in 1954. When it was bought out in 1974, there were about 500 locations nationwide. There are still about 50 locations in California. There were at least two locations in Atlanta, GA by 1968. There was a location in Auburn, GA which closed in 2019. When this Warner Robins location closed in 2013, it still had much of the original interior and an original pole sign like these in California. The building now houses Hot Spot Wings & Pizza. The only other surviving building of this design that I know of is in Fairfield, CA. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

By 1969, there were 33 Wishbone Fried Chicken locations and 58 others were being built. Many of them were built in conjunction with MaJik Market convenience stores next door as part of the same building.

Fried Chicken [gone]
Tifton, GA
Wishbone Fried Chicken
Newnan, GA
I believe these Wishbone Fried Chicken plastic signs are the only two that are left.

The Tifton location was built in 1965. It had closed by 2018 and the sign on the building was painted over. The building has been vacant since at least 2019. The pole sign was still there but partially broken until it was removed in 2023. The building now houses Hip Hop Fish & Chicken.

The Newnan location opened in 1970 and is still open. In 2020, it was announced that the business was moving to a new building nearby. However, it was still operating in the same location in 2023. [map]

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