When I was a child my favorite fast food restaurant wasn't McDonald's or Burger King or even Kentucky Fried Chicken. My favorite place to eat was Burger Chef. At one time Burger Chef was the second largest hamburger chain in the United States. Unfortunately, their parent company fell on hard times and had to liquidate its most valuable assets, their restaurants. Most Burger Chefs closed in the '80s, with the very last one closing for good in 1996.
This picture, which I found on the internets, is of a sign for the very Burger Chef I used to frequent, located on Eastern Parkway in Louisville. The White Castle restaurant in the background is still open.
I loved Burger Chef. They had their Fun Meal years before McDonald's had the Happy Meal. Apparently the Fun Meal toys that promoted the first Star Wars movie are worth a small fortune.
This isn't a great post but this picture brought back a flood of pleasant memories. What are the places that remind you of your childhood? Come on, share with us...
Yes, that is an employee in a Snoopy outfit standing by the side of the road, waving at passing cars.