Current Sketchbook Theme: NRA ’66
Dining establishments named in the 1966 National Restaurant Association member directory. Sketches from 2002.
Haitai Confectionery: Ad slogans and product descriptions awkwardly translated from Korean to English. Sketches from 2001-2002.
Andy's Yearbook: Quotes taken from autographs in a 8th grader's middle school yearbook.
Sketches from 2000.
Dissatisfied With the Vehicle: Quotes taken from transcripts of conversations between a market research firm and various dissatisfied car owners.
Sketches from 1999-2000.
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Category Archives: ’66 Nat’l Restaurant Association
Little Pigs of America was a barbecue chain known which took pride in its “secret ‘n’ zesty” sauce. According to this article, they started in the early 1960s and went bankrupt in 1967, which means my 1966 NRA catalog was one … Continue reading
Apparently, Yoda’s Big Boy was one of the earliest Shoney’s restaurants. It later merged with Lendy’s, also of Salem. Back when it was Yoda’s competitor, Lendy’s was simultaneously a Big Boy and a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Confused? That makes two … Continue reading
The Pixie Kitchen operated from 1953 to 1985 and is pretty thoroughly memorialized on the internet. If you visit Lincoln County, Oregon, you can see memorabilia from the restaurant on display at the museum. Stay at the Whistling Winds Motel … Continue reading
Hey, did you know you can read 4 full issues of Jen’s minicomic Pocket Editor online? You totally can, and probably should! The Hex Diner was mentioned in Jack Edward Shay’s 2012 book Bygone Binghamton: Remembering People and Places of … Continue reading
Sean Bieri said (and I think he meant for this to apply for the previous sketch in the series as well) I feel like I should apologize somehow… Sean is no stranger to this site. No further information is available … Continue reading
No relation to any similarly-named burger joints, Smack McDonald’s started out as the Smack Restaurant in Sarasota before moving to Venice. Here’s a photo. Here’s another. Home of the Smackburger!
Rich Watson previously. The Dwarf House’s claim to fame was a chicken sandwich they called the Chick-fil-A. This evolved into the fast food franchise of the same name. The Hapeville location is still open, now known as “The Chick-fil-A Dwarf … Continue reading
Matt Feazell writes: Chuck A Burger was on the riverfront. Their slogan was “Best burger west of the Mississippi (so far)” This might be the only sketch in the bunch where an artist drew a restaurant they were actually familiar … Continue reading
As promised, my new webcomic’s here! Visit this link to follow the story and, if you like what you see, share it with friends. The restaurant sketchbook series will return soon. Thanks for your patience while I launch this new … Continue reading