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Re: Favorite Closed Stores/Restaurants (AKA Flying Chicken fan thread)
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2018, 08:03:24 PM »

Sambo's with 10 cent music, er, coffee!  The building which was built for what was a new Sambo's in the later Sixties over here was such a nice example of Googie.  Now it is gone completely as today we just saw the Natural Grocers food store open on the site where Sambo's and a small car lot/mechanic shop was.

This has got to me the most bifurcated thread ever...LOL!  Oh well, I do have an original iPod with a bit over 1000 songs.  That thing is built like a tank!  The battery was replaced once by me.  Think I'll keep it around.

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Re: Favorite Closed Stores/Restaurants (AKA Flying Chicken fan thread)
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2018, 08:09:11 PM »

Ha!  Sambo's, the restaurant that got behind the 8-ball PC-wise.

When I was very young, there was one in Bloomington, IN, I believe at the intersection of IN 45 and IN 46.  Begged my parents to go there, just because I liked the name.  Went there once and never again.  I figure my parents hated it.
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Re: Favorite Closed Stores/Restaurants (AKA Flying Chicken fan thread)
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2018, 10:27:11 AM »

I figure my parents hates it.

Probably - same reason why we never ate at Showbiz or Chuck E. Cheese.

Speaking of restaurants our parents hated, Lum's.  They used to describe bad restaurants as "Lum-ish."
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Re: Favorite Closed Stores/Restaurants (AKA Flying Chicken fan thread)
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2018, 10:38:05 AM »

I remember Sambo's. My recollection was that it was similar to Denny's, IHOP, Shoney's/Frisch's, etc.
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Re: Favorite Closed Stores/Restaurants (AKA Flying Chicken fan thread)
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2018, 10:53:50 AM »

I don't remember Sambo's, but I have a "wooden dime" that's good for a 10 cup of coffee.
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Re: Favorite Closed Stores/Restaurants (AKA Flying Chicken fan thread)
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2018, 11:31:23 AM »

Ha!  Sambo's, the restaurant that got behind the 8-ball PC-wise.

I've never been to one, but I'd heard from other family members who went to them. I didn't realize there were over 1000 locations!

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Re: Favorite Closed Stores/Restaurants (AKA Flying Chicken fan thread)
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2018, 11:40:57 AM »

I remember Sambo's. My recollection was that it was similar to Denny's, IHOP, Shoney's/Frisch's, etc.

Many were converted to Denny's.  In fact, Sambo's logo looks very similar to the old Denny's logo.  I'm not sure if that was intentional.
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