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The Tastee-Freez buildings shown below are what I call the "grooved roofs." They were built with either two, three, or four vertical grooves. The Laurel, MD location, now gone, had five grooves. I believe all of the locations built in this style were called "Big T"s. There are only a few Tastee-Freez locations with this design that I know of that are still operating including these in Chase City, VA and Kenbridge, VA. The Stanley, VA location still has the original roof but it now houses an Italian restaurant.

If you come across other examples of these buildings, I'd love to know about them.

former Carver's [gone]
Henderson, NC
former Carver's [gone]
Henderson, NC
I believe these Carver's restaurants were originally Tastee-Freez Big T locations. Both of these locations were open when these photos were taken in 2010. However, by 2014, both buildings had been remodeled beyond recognition. At that point, one of them was a burger place while the other was a tax office.

Tastee-Freez
Milton, FL
2010: 2020:
This Tastee-Freez was using the Big T name in 2010. Locals still referred to it as "the Tastee-Freez". In 2013, the building was significantly remodeled. [map]

former Tastee-Freez [gone]
Laurel, DE
former Tastee-Freez
Piedmont, AL
This former Tastee-Freez in Laurel was the last surviving Tastee-Freez in Delaware. It was built as a walk-up in the 1950s. This roof and dining room were added in the 1970s. This photo is from 2011. By 2014, the building was housing the Laurel Diner. The Tastee signs had been removed but the blue, grooved roof was still there. By 2018, the building was either rebuilt or completely remodeled and housing a Smash n' Dash. [photo thanks Glenn Van Fleet]

There was a Big T Tastee-Freez in Laurel, MD which is gone now. That location was built onto an old McDonald's building. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This former Tastee-Freez in Piedmont last housed the D&J Smokehouse. The building is vacant now. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Fairfax, VA
former Tastee-Freez
Sunbury, PA
This former Tastee-Freez in Fairfax now houses Esposito's Pizza'n Pasta restaurant. Note that this building has four grooves. Esposito's has apparently been here since 1982. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in Sunburry now houses Ross's Family Restaurant & Ice Cream. There are three roof grooves on the side and two grooves on the front. The roof was painted yellow back in 2008. For more, see this website. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Watervliet, MI
former Tastee-Freez
Woodward, OK
This former Tastee-Freez in Watervliet is now occupied by Saylor's Main Street Pizzeria. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in Woodward now houses the Taco Factory. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Durant, OK
former Tastee-Freez
Paris, TX
This former Tastee-Freez in Durant has housed Taco Casa since at least 2008. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in Paris has housed a check-cashing business since at least 2008. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Malta, MT
This former Tastee-Freez has housed the Hitchin' Post Cafe since 1982. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Thoreau, NM
This former Tastee-Freez appeared to be vacant in 2017. [map]

More "Grooved Roof" Tastee Freez Buildings:
Camden, AR
El Dorado Springs, MO
Blue Ridge, VA
Brookneal, VA

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