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Tastee-Freez (page 1)

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Tastee-Freez started selling soft-serve ice cream in 1950 in Joliet, IL. The company had 1,600 locations by 1965. There are now locations in 36 states. Most of the early walk-up stands were remodeled and have become full-scale fast food restaurants. For more about Tastee-Freez, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The first six pages of this section cover the most common and earliest building designs. The locations are organized alphabetically by state. Pages 7-10 cover less common, later building designs. Those pages are orgainzed by type.

former Tastee-Freez
Vista, CA
This former Tastee-Freez was built in 1953. It has been the Peppertree Frosty since 1960. This plastic cone sign is probably from the late 1950s or 1960s. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Long Beach, CA
2008: 2016:
This former Tastee-Freez housed Carmen's Kitchen in 2008. By 2011, the building was housing Taqueria La Mexicana #5. In 2016, the ice cream sign was removed. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Baldwin Park, CA
2013: 2021:
This former Tastee-Freez has housed Linda's Burger since at least the 1990s. Around 2017, the rooftop sign was replaced. This plastic cone was replaced with a flat graphic cone. [map]

The Drive-in
Colorado Springs, CO
The Drive-in opened as a Tastee-Freez in the 1950s. These photos are from 2012. Later that year, the rooftop sign had been painted to read "Tasty Freeze." [map]

BJ's Velvet Freez
Colorado Springs, CO
BJ's Velvet Freez opened as a Tastee-Freez in 1954. It became BJ's Velvet Freez in 1970. These photos are from 2012. The smaller cone sign shown on the upper right was gone by 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

former Tastee-Freez [gone]
Pueblo, CO
Uncle Ken's [gone]
Willimantic, CT
This former Tastee-Freez in Pueblo now houses Taco Casa. By 2017, the building was housing Los Carnales Mexican. The building has been heavily remodeled. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in Willimantic housed Uncle Ken's for many years. This photo is from 2004. The building and sign were demolished in 2006.

former Tastee-Freez [gone]
Pensacola, FL
This former Tastee-Freez in Pensacola was built in 1956. The building last housed Arlene Williams BBQ. It was demolished around 2020.

former Tastee-Freez
Melbourne, FL
This former Tastee-Freez was built in 1956. It became Del's Freez in 1985. For more, see this website. [map]

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