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Yoda’s Big Boy (Salem, VA)

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

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The Ground Cow (Berkeley, CA)

Another unknown artist. Why can’t I remember these people? I’m not sure when the Berkeley location closed, but the last Ground Cow (in Penryn, CA) ceased operation just a couple of months ago. Their Facebook page is still up, with … Continue reading

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Dante’s Furnace (Pompton Lakes, NJ)

New sketchbook theme, as promised. These are restaurant names I found in a 1966 edition of the National Restaurant Association member directory. The Association still exists, but no longer publishes a list of members. Dante’s Furnace seems to be long … Continue reading

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BUTTER RING: “It looks cool. We are proud of its shape.”

I feel like I ought to know who drew this, but neither the drawing style nor the signature are ringing any bells for me. I’m pretty sure it says J. Meyer, but I’m not even 100% sure about that. UPDATE: … Continue reading

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PUDAE ZZIGAE: “It’s o.k. whenever and wherever water is at hand.”

I’m going to assume that “pudae zzigae” is a variant spelling of the stew more commonly romanized as budae jjigae; and that this product was a powdered, just-add-water version of said stew. I can’t find any evidence of it ever … Continue reading

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“By the time we get the horn to honk, we will have run over whatever we’re honking at.”

I honestly don’t remember who drew this. If you recognize the style or the signature, drop a comment so I can give the artist credit! This one’s unique for the fact that it’s continued on the other side of the … Continue reading

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