Iconic Restaurant Chains Left With 1 Location

Once upon a time, these iconic and almost defunct restaurants were a part of a larger chain that were either regional or spread across the entire 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, the last man standing if you will.

Just as an FYI, some historical items from these and many other defunct restaurant chains were at one time on display at my Burger Museum in Miami, Florida.

BIFF BURGER

BIFF Burger in St. Petersburg
BIFF Burger in St. Petersburg

Read about them on Wikipedia: Biff Burger

Visit the last location:

Biff Burger
3939 49th St N
St. Petersburg, Florida
727-527-5297


DRUTHER’S

Druther's in Campbellsville, Kentucky
Druther’s in Campbellsville, Kentucky

Read about them on Wikipedia: Druther’s

Visit the last location:

Druther’s
101 N Columbia Ave
Campbellsville, Kentucky
270-465-3870


HOT ‘N NOW

Hot 'n Now picture courtesy of Hot 'n Now's Facebook page
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, Michigan
269-651-1983


HOWARD JOHNSON’S

Howard Johnson's picture courtesy of Howard Johnson's Facebook page
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, New York
518-685-3022


LUMS

LUMS picture courtesy of Google Maps
picture courtesy of Google Maps

Read about them on Wikipedia: LUMS

Visit the last location:

LUMS
511 Fort Crook Rd N
Bellevue, Nebraska
402-733-1646

LUMS closed down in May of 2017

Check out Ollie’s Trolley


ROYAL CASTLE

The last Royal Castle, owned by James Brimberry
Royal Castle in Miami, Florida

Read about them on Wikipedia: Royal Castle

Visit the last location:

Royal Castle
2700 NW 79th St
Miami, Florida
305-696-8241


SAMBO’S

Sambo's picture courtesy of mckroes
picture courtesy of mckroes

Read about them on Wikipedia: Sambo’s

Visit the last location:

Sambo’s
216 W Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, California
805-965-3269


WHITE TOWER

Read about them on Wikipedia: White Tower

Visit the last location:

White Tower
1515 W Sylvania Ave
Toledo, Ohio
419-476-8633


WOOLWORTH’S

Woolworth's Luncheonette picture courtesy of ohtheplaceswewent.blogpot.com
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, California
661-321-0061

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