Food History

Almost Defunct Restaurant Chains You Must Visit

Once upon a time, these 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

 

Read about them on Wikipedia: Biff Burger

Visit the last location:

Biff Burger
3939 49th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
727-527-5297

DRUTHER’S

Read about them on Wikipedia: Druther’s

Visit the last location:

Druther’s
101 N Columbia Ave
Campbellsville, KY 42718
270-465-3870

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
269-651-1983

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
518-685-3022

LUMS

picture courtesy of Google Maps

Read about them on Wikipedia: LUMS

Visit the last location:

LUMS
511 Fort Crook Rd N
Bellevue, NE 68005
402-733-1646

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
305-696-8241

SAMBO’S

picture courtesy of mckroes

Read about them on Wikipedia: Sambo’s

Visit the last location:

Sambo’s
216 W Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-965-3269

WHITE TOWER

Read about them on Wikipedia: White Tower

Visit the last location:

White Tower
1515 W Sylvania Ave
Toledo, OH 43612
419-476-8633

WOOLWORTH’S

picture courtesy of ohtheplaceswewent.blogpot.com

Read about them on Wikipedia: Woolworth’s

Visit the last location:

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Five & Dime Antique Mall
1400 19th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-321-0061

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