Anyone remember Red Barn?

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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2004/07/30 11:18:28 (permalink)
Did Red Barn ever have resturants in Missouri? I saw a couple of buildings shaped like barns but they were white ,one have the picture of a cow I think painted over. Both appeared to be only drive thrus.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2004/08/03 10:05:03 (permalink)

I remember the Red Barn in Memphis TN. There were 4, One on Lamar Ave., one on Summer Ave., one on Thomas Blvd., and one on Broadway in West Memphis AR. The Burgers were huge. In the late 50's, the Red Barns were more popular than MacDonalds in the Memphis area.

Interestingly enough, the one on Summer Ave. was closed and became another chic regional Burger restaurant, The Minuteman Hamburger with the Microwave Radar heated deep dish apple pies

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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2004/12/02 15:12:56 (permalink)
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Originally posted by wallhd

Let's see, I think that their advertising jingle used to go something like this: "...When hunger hits....hit the Red Barn...."



"When the Hungries hit, when the Hungries hit...hit the Red Barn!"

The jingle was sung by muppetlike burgers and chicken drumsticks, sort of like the predecessors of the Hamburger Helper Glove and the Arby's Oven Mitt. There used to be one in College Park, MD on Route 193, a few blocks from the UofM campus.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2004/12/02 16:06:15 (permalink)
When the hungries hit, hit the Red Barn : )

We had one in Bloomington, MN. I remember they had fried chicken in addition to the burgers & fries menu
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2004/12/02 16:35:31 (permalink)
I loved the Red Barn-we had one a few blocks from the dorm I was in at the University of Minnesota that was a popular alternative/antidote to the pedestrian fare in the dorms. Cheap, consistent burgers that I thought were better than McDonalds.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2004/12/03 09:47:52 (permalink)
Latest that I remember Red Barn was 1985 - used to go to location on Harvard Av. in East Cleveland for lunch special (think it was something like $2.25) for their "Big Mac" type burger, fries and drink - remember it as being better than Mc D's. Am sure that it's long gone by now - Only lived in Cleve. for 2 years and this was the only Red Barn location that I remember seeing.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/01/13 21:54:13 (permalink)
They used to have a Red Barn in Sarnia, Ontario just a few blocks away from where I grew up. It used to be the place to go for fast food until they put up a couple of McDonald's. It closed around 1978. I heard they were caught using horsemeat in their burgers.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/01/23 01:57:17 (permalink)
Yes, the Red Barn in Columbus IN was a frequent stop for us growing up. Excellent burgers and fries...and the milkshakes were about the best I have ever had. There was also one in Louisville, KY. The one in Louisville burned and the Columbus one closed, I'm not sure if the building still exists or if it has been torn down and replaced with something else.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/02/06 14:55:38 (permalink)
Check out the Red Barn Tee Shirts!!!!

http://hstrial-rperrott.homestead.com/redbarntee.html
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/02/12 23:17:14 (permalink)
To start the food tastes so much different today because restaurants have changed their formulation of the food products, PROFIT margin . The french fries back then were cooked in what was called A V shortening { animal vegetable } this gave them better flavor . Also there was 5 in Louisville Ky , Yes the one on Oak st caught fire but , was quickly remodeled and opened .
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/02/12 23:18:55 (permalink)
Yes Red Barn was in Missouri , they had 4 or 5 in the St Louis area
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/02/23 09:28:16 (permalink)
AHHHH, Red Barn.....I remember driving down Chili Ave. in Rochester, and seeing "Big Fish Hungry" standing outside of the Red Barn, dressed like a giant tuna, waveing and beckoning me into the Barn for a GIANT fish sandwich. Their fish sandwich would put ANYONE elses to shame! ! Lots and lots and lots and lots of tarter sauce. Plus, their french fries were cut from fresh potatoes. And the Big Barney burger and the super BARNBUSTER......welll, all I could say was, "bring the tums."
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/03/03 09:40:51 (permalink)
BIG FISH HUNGRY......BIG FISH HUNGRY......I LOVE YOU. FRESH SESAME BUN, FLASH FRIED SQUARE OF POLLOCK,...LETTACE, ONION, AND TARTER TARTER TARTER. LISTEN, I AIN'T NO SMALL GUY. AFTER THE FISH SANDWICH A COUPLE OF BIG BARNEY'S AND SOME COLD SODA'S AND I'D BE READY FOR A BARNBUSTER OR TWO. TWENTY MINUTES LATER I'D BE AT CARROL'S FOR MY THREE CLUBBURGERS. YEA, YEA, YEA, I CAN DREAM CAN'T I......
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/04/02 19:50:10 (permalink)
Just looked over the last post date (2003) But since i just found this page, will post anyways... Someone should re-open that franchise cause it was the BEST place for a kid to go. Having a "Barnbuster" or a "Big Barney" burger was the highlight of every weekend spent with my Dad. NONE of the fast-food joints out there even come close! I should know being from Rochester, New York and now living in the Bay Area in California with a great many relatives in between, I've sampled more than a few burgers and the Red Barn had the best!!!
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/04/13 22:46:51 (permalink)
i remember the Red Barn, near syracuse university, on erie blvd. spent much time there, my favorite was the chicken box, but i really liked the deep fried dinner roll.....ah to be young and unclogged again.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/04/21 12:55:44 (permalink)
Wow, I can't believe all the talk about Red Barn! I really wish someone would revive the franchise. We still have a building here in Stow, Ohio. It looks pretty good. You just can't hide those old red Barn buildings!
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/04/24 01:28:51 (permalink)
Red Barn, OH YEAH!!! I was just thinking about them (because I was hungry) and decided to "Google" them. I am thrilled that so many people remember them. The last comments were from a person near to my home... I worked at RB in Streetsboro, Ohio, starting in 1974. I made chicken almost exclusively while employed there, and loved my job AND the chicken. The pressure fryer was a real pain to clean: filtering the hot grease after closing always ended up with me getting burned by the hot metal hose and nozzle that you used to pump out the fryer with. I would hold it with wet rags and gloves, etc., but always got burned. I did not care--- I was 16 and most of the people I worked with were very cool and we were all "real company people". Red Barn was in our town BEFORE McDonalds. Heck, I can remember riding 40 miles to Maple Heights (Cleveland) with our family when I was about 4 years old so that we could eat at the closest McDonald's. I refused to eat McDonald's 15cent burgers and always made my father take me across the street to Red Barn where I would get hot dogs! In their early years, Red Barn had the greatest hot dogs that were served on toasted split New England style rolls. I also would get their chocolate milk shake which was overwhelmingly superior to Mickey D's. Remember how pasty and tasteless and non-chocolatey McDonald's "shakes" were? I remember they would pour them ahead of time and put them in a cooler where they became half-melted and so nasty! Red Barn's shake was never that way. They were very chocolatey and frosty, mmm, mmmmmm! I miss Red Barn VERY much... and yes "the hungries have hit me" !
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/04/24 10:31:03 (permalink)
Red Barn had some of the best chicken I have ever tasted!! I would love to have any recipe that comes close. The closest taste that I have come across is Wendy's Hamburger restaurants that sell fried chicken. If you get it when it is fresh out the grease, it is close to Red Barn but not as good.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/04/24 10:55:47 (permalink)
I remember the Red Barn in Buffalo NY near the University of Buffalo Main Street campus in the 70's. I remember it was cheap and we students could get a lot of mediocre food for not too much money. The victuals purveyed were in the same class as the "Your Host" (what we called and what the sign looked like "Your Lost") restaurant down the block.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/04/24 17:50:30 (permalink)
Bad News Everyone...I posted photos of the Country Grill (the Red Barn on Harvard Ave.)on Friday the 22nd 2005 on barnbuster.net. This was the restaurant that still served Red Barn food until they closed last year, and has been for sale the last year. I found out today, Sunday the 24th 2005, that the Red Barn on Harvard was knocked down, with everything inside on Thursday the 21st 2005. So ends another page in the history of the Red Barn. This barn was in Cleveland, OH.

Rich
www.barnbuster.net

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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/04/24 18:45:48 (permalink)
I remember the Red Barn on Peach St. in Erie Pa. Great Fried Chicken back in the late 60's, early 70's! Here was the deal, Get a big bucket of Fried Chicken (forgot what sides came with it,it was so good) then drive to Dairy Queen for dessert! Then hit the drive in movie! Ah, the good old days! Anyone remember those dopey speakers you hung on your window? Hey there's a good Roadfood Topic, best Drive-in- Movie Food!
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/04/24 19:48:54 (permalink)
I didn't realize that Red Barn was all over.( How does a chain that large go under? Perhaps they grew to fast) Thje one I remember was on the corner of St. Charles Rd and Wolf Rd in Berkeley Illinois a western Chicago suburb. I know it was several different resturants since but not sure if it is still standing.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/06/30 16:19:05 (permalink)
I also frequented many Red Barns -- on East Lake Road in Erie, on Brown Street in Dayton. The Red Barn in Dayton was the only fast food joint near the UD campus. I think there's a Country Fair now where the east side Erie Red Barn was.

On Vine Street in the Over-the-Rhine section of Cincinnati there's a building that obviously was a Red Barn, but now it's a laundromat. The former Red Barn buildings are like the Lawson's Dairy Marts buidlings -- you can always tell an "ex."
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/07/05 16:11:57 (permalink)
Oh man! Always went there as a kid! It was way closer than McDonalds & just as good.

"When the hungries hit, When the hungries hit...Hit the Red Barn!"[:0
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/07/08 00:57:21 (permalink)
Thanks for your great website and messages!!

I remember fondly Red Barn!

Who wouldn't want a BARNBUSTER from someone that looked like
ERNIE of SESAME STREET> .... Now I find out these guys
were from out of this world or aliens!!

The whole comic book for Red Barn with the story ..
describing the alien invasion and Red Barns
beginnings .. just found it on ebay!

Heck I didn't know thats how they
started!!

RARE Comic#1 RED BARN RESTAURANT Hamburger Hungry
ALIEN 6544844804
EBAY ITEM #

Pretty neat history - ... and I guess you could say out of this world! !
JJ
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/07/08 01:45:03 (permalink)
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Originally posted by mabk34

On Vine Street in the Over-the-Rhine section of Cincinnati there's a building that obviously was a Red Barn, but now it's a laundromat.


I think it housed an auto parts store for a while also. I tried to convince my mom of this a few years ago, but she said I was crazy. I remember eating there and it makes sense because her dad worked in a paint store that was just across the street.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/07/09 21:22:39 (permalink)
Oh dear G-d, how funny. The Red Barn in Chicago Heights, IL had the best fried chicken around. We always thought it was our secret!

It's now a liquor store and has been for years. I will check it next week when I'm in Chicago to make sure it's still there.

Now I'm hungry, great.

Nine days and counting until I get pizza.

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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/07/15 20:41:58 (permalink)
Do I remember Red Barn? Just look at my name! We used to live just off-campus in Syracuse, and regularly frequented the one just off Marshall Street (So. Crouse, I think). I remember that for YEARS, we used those American flag styled glasses they gave away (I believe for the bi-centennial).
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/07/16 21:57:27 (permalink)
Used to be one in Hamilton, OH on High St. It's been a number of difering restaurants over the years, I don't exactly know what it is currently, but the building is still being used.
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RE: Anyone remember Red Barn? 2005/07/20 05:23:44 (permalink)
Does anyone remember if Red Barn's buns were unique? I seem to remember them having a yellowish hue and being a bit sweeter than "ordinary" buns -- like potato bread/buns.
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