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I have only seen the Tastee-Freez buildings with this A-frame design shown below in California and Oregon. It seemed to be an attempt to branch out in a more serious way beyond ice cream. The buildings appear to be from the 1960s.

Tastee-Freez
Perris, CA
This Tastee-Freez is the most intact A-frame location that I know of. It still operates as a Tastee-Freez and has an original sign. I believe these signs preceded the ones like the one in Huntington Beach shown below. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Huntington Beach, CA

2008:

2013:
This Tastee-Freez housed Joe's Deli, a Chinese take-out stand, in 2008. By 2011, the business had become The Seafood Zone. In 2019, the building was housing Tacos & Beer Mexican Cuisine. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Lombard St.
Portland, OR
2008: 2015:
I believe this Tastee-Freez building on Lombard St. has housed a Dairy Queen since the 1970s. Sometime after 2012, the building was remodeled, pretty much obscuring the A-frame. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Division St.
Portland, OR
former Tastee-Freez
Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR
former Tastee-Freez [gone]
Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
The former Tastee-Freez on Division St. now houses the Taqueria El Mezon. [map]

The former Tastee-Freez on Milwaukie Ave. now houses Pok Pok Wing. [map]

The former Tastee-Freez on Hawthorne Blvd. housed Big Daddy's BBQ when this photo was taken in 2008. In 2012, the building was demolished.

former Tastee-Freez [gone]
Beaverton, OR
former Tastee-Freez
Forest Grove, OR
This former Tastee-Freez in Beaverton housed Roxy's Island Grill since around 2009. The building was demolished around 2019.

This former Tastee-Freez in Forest Grove has housed the Mandarin China Restaurant since at least 2007. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
El Monte, CA
former Tastee-Freez
Artesia, CA
former Tastee-Freez
Glendale, CA
former Tastee-Freez
Rialto, CA
This former Tastee-Freez in El Monte now houses Tacos Los Mismos. For more, see this website. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in Artesia now houses the Sonora Mexican Deli. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in Glendale now houses the Taqueria El Tapatio. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in Rialto was vacant when this photo was taken in 2018. It now houses a BoostMobile store. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Anaheim, CA
former Tastee-Freez
San Jacinto, CA
This former Tastee-Freez now houses Tacos Gallo Loco. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in San Jacinto has housed the El Ojo De Agua Taqueria since at least 2012. In 2007, the building was housing the Tasty Cream. It was still a Tastee-Freez in 1980. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Anaheim, CA
former Tastee-Freez [gone]
Anaheim, CA
former Tastee-Freez
North Hollywood, CA
The first Tastee-Freez shown above in Anaheim housed Tacos San Pedro when this photo was taken in 2013. By 2014, the building was housing the Taqueria El Mana. By 2016, it was housing Sam's Grill. By 2018, it was housing the Olligo Grill. [map]

The second Tastee-Freez shown above in Anaheim last housed the Super Teriyaki Bowl. The building was demolished around 2017.

This Tastee-Freez in North Hollywood is now occupied by Jimmy's Burgers. [map]

former Tastee-Freez [gone]
Pasadena, CA
former Tastee-Freez
Temple City, CA
This Tastee-Freez in Pasadena housed the Burger Shack when this photo was taken in 2013. In 2014, the building was housing a Tom's Family Restaurant. In 2015, the building was demolished.

This Tastee-Freez in Temple City is now home to Olympic Donuts. The original sign's ovals used to read "Freez", "Tacos" and "Burgers". [map]

former Tastee-Freez [gone]
Covina, CA
This Tastee-Freez now houses a Winchell's Donut House. The sign was adapted sometime in or after 2006. These photos are from 2008 and 2013. The building was demolished by 2015. For more, see this website.

former Tastee-Freez
Pomona, CA
2008: 2013:
This Tastee-Freez was known as Bamboo Express in 2008. The original sign had been adapted. By 2013, the place was known as Capitan Pollo and the sign had been changed again. As of 2014, the building was housing the New Towne Grill. The text on the sign had been changed again. By 2018, the building was housing the Unico Pollo Taquero #2. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Norwalk, CA
This former Tastee-Freez was repurposed as a Jim's Burgers. In 2020, the building was housing Bobo's C. Burgers. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Eagle Rock, CA
This former Tastee-Freez now houses The Oinkster. I believe the enclosed dining area was added when this place was a Jim's Burgers. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Artesia, CA
former Tastee-Freez
Garden Grove, CA
former Tastee-Freez
Whittier, CA
This former Tastee-Freez in Artesia now houses Kiko's Rotisserie Chicken. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in Garden Grove now houses Tacos Mexico. [map]

This former Tastee-Freez in Whittier now houses Tacos Baja. [map]

former Tastee-Freez
Long Beach, CA
2008: 2013:
This building was still operating as a Tastee-Freez in 2008. Since 2011, the building has housed MVP's Grill & Patio. This Tastee-Freez sign is gone. [map]

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