Bonanza Steakhouse – Top 10 Food List
We Listened! In a recent Facebook post, we asked our members what was some their favorite things to order at Bonanza (yesterday or today). Below is the Top-10 list we compiled using those comments #10 Shrimp Cocktail (appetizer) If you’re a fan of shrimp, the Bonanza shrimp cocktail should be on your radar. Were you […]
The Ground Round – History and More
The Original “No Rules” Neighborhood Pub Founded in 1969 by Howard Johnsons, The Ground Round was designed as a neighborhood pub where people of all ages and backgrounds could feel comfortable and relaxed. In the early years, the casual dining restaurant featured a limited menu with just 12 items, mainly consisting of burgers, snack foods, […]
Sizzler Restaurant – What Happened?
There are lots of shrimp and steak lovers out there, but it’s not an indulgence everyone can afford at many restaurants. Sizzler steak houses have offered a cost-effective alternative for families wanting a good meal for more than fifty years. Sizzler is a U.S.-based restaurant chain that is headquartered in Mission Viejo, California, that was […]
Big Boy – Where Did They Go?
The Home of the Original Double-Decker Burger Much like the freckled, red-haired girl from Wendy’s and the Golden Arches of McDonald’s, Big Boy, the chubby little boy in overalls carrying a hamburger on a plate, is something of an icon. In fact, more than 70 percent of Americans know who you’re talking about by just […]
Bonanza Steakhouse – What Happened?
The Ever Famous All-You-Can-Eat Bonanza Steakhouse Eric “Hoss” Cartwright was a beloved character on the popular television show Bonanza. Bonanza aired for 14 consecutive seasons on NBC from 1959-1973. Anybody who was around in the 1960s saw at least one episode of the show Bonanza. Bonanza was synonymous with that era! The series featured a […]
A&W – Where Did They Go?
It All Started With One Roadside Stand Though many people credit White Castle as being America’s first fast food chain, the recognition actually belongs to A&W Restaurants. Founded in 1919 in Lodi, California; this chain is most known for its root beer floats. Roy Allen had created a root beer blend that combined 16 secret […]
Red Barn – Where Did it Go?
We all have special memories of our favorite eating places and hangouts. Some of these very special memories are of a big barn-shaped with a silo and bright red and yellow sign. This popular eatery and hangout for mid-century Americans was known as the Red Barn Restaurant. History Red Barn restaurants were a chain of […]
Friendly’s – What Happened to Them?
What comes to mind when you hear, “Reese’s Pieces Sundae?” If you get immediate visions of globs of vanilla soft serve ice cream, peanut butter, marshmallow, hot fudge, Reese’s Pieces, whipped cream, and a cherry all piled high in a giant fishbowl-like sundae glass that was probably bigger than your head, than you remember Friendly’s […]
KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken Facts
Whether you’re a fan of their chicken or not, there’s no denying that KFC is one of the most popular fast-food chains in the world. With its roots dating back to the 1930s, the company has a long and interesting history. It is known for its fried chicken and its signature green and red logo. […]
Howard Johnson’s: The Facts
Everybody Loved Ho Jo’s. I worked at Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge in the late 1970s, and I can remember being hooked on this jingle on an ongoing basis. Howard Johnson was supposed to be your “home away from home.” I worked the front desk at the motor lodge, and we were trained to make the […]