Burger Museum History

Last Man Standing – Restaurant Chains Left with 1 Location

Once upon these restaurants were parts of larger chains that were either regional or spread across the United States. Unfortunately, like most good things in life….mismanagement, bad decisions, declining sales & a slew of other reasons were the cause for them to dwindle down to just one location, a last man standing if you will.

This is just Part 1 in a new series on the Burger Beast Blog where we will feature Restaurants from back in the day.

Just as a FYI , some historical items from these restaurants can be found on display at my Burger Museum in Miami, FL.

Biff Burger

Read about them on Wikipedia: Biff Burger

Visit the last location:

Biff Burger
3939 49th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709


picture courtesy of Druther’s Facebook page

Read about them on Wikipedia: Druther’s

Visit the last location:

101 N Columbia Ave
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Hot ‘n Now

picture courtesy of Hot ‘n Now’s Facebook page

Read about them on Wikipedia: Hot ‘n Now

Visit the last location:

Hot ‘n Now
69310 M 66
Sturgis, MI 49091

Howard Johnson’s

picture courtesy of Howard Johnson’s Facebook page

Read about them on Wikipedia: Howard Johnson’s

Visit the last location:

Howard Johnson’s
2143 U.S. 9
Lake George, NY 12845


picture courtesy of Google Maps

Read about them on Wikipedia: LUM’S

Visit the last location:

511 Fort Crook Rd N
Bellevue, NE 68005

LUMS closed down in May of 2017

Royal Castle

picture courtesy of Don Thompson

Read about them on Wikipedia: Royal Castle

Visit the last location:

Royal Castle
2700 NW 79th St
Miami, FL 33147


picture courtesy of mckroes

Read about them on Wikipedia: Sambo’s

Visit the last location:

216 W Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

White Tower

picture courtesy of google maps

Read about them on Wikipedia: White Tower

Visit the last location:

White Tower
1515 W Sylvania Ave
Toledo, OH 43612


picture courtesy of the Woolworth’s Diner Facebook page
picture courtesy of ohtheplaceswewent.blogpot.com

Read about them on Wikipedia: Woolworth’s

Visit the last location:

Woolworth Diner at
Five & Dime Antique Mall
1400 19th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301

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