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Hamburger Hungry

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RE: Carrolls restaurants Fri, 07/15/05 8:55 PM (permalink)
Living in Syracuse we used to go to the Carrol's on Salina St. in the Valley Plaza, and I believe the other one we used to go to was on Marshall St.

I think I remember a jingle that went something like this:

"Hamburgers, french fries and triple-thick shakes, at Carrol's you'll find food that always tastes great. You'll come back, you'll...come...back, Carrol's makes sure that you'll come back."

Was this Carrol's?
 
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    RB0012Hero

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    RE: Carrolls restaurants Fri, 07/22/05 12:02 AM (permalink)


    Hello!
    I remember our family going to a Carrols on Western Avenue in Augusta, Maine (it's now a Burger King, by the way...). My folks had Club Burgers, my sister Darlene their fish sandwiches (whatever they're called), while I tried both their Crunchy Country Chicken (KFC's Extra Tasty Crispy is lots better...) and Roast Beef Hero. I also recall their orange/green logo sign and mascot character (a blonde boy with a tweed suit and Fedora hat).

    So far, I have the names for the following food items—with their closest current-day equivalents):

    Club Burger (=McD's Big Mac, BK Whopper)
    Club Burger With Cheese
    Big Burger (=McD's Quarter Pounder)
    Crunchy Country Chicken (=KFC Extra Tasty Crispy, DoubleCrisp Fried Chicken, Roy Rogers Chicken, A&W Chicken)
    Roast Beef Hero (=Arby's Market Fresh Roast Beef)

    I need help to recall the names Carrols had for their remaining food items (even for desserts). Does anybody have any recipes for food items from the original Carrols menu?!

    Thank You!

    RB0012Hero

     
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      RB0012Hero

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      RE: Carrolls restaurants Sat, 07/23/05 12:37 AM (permalink)
      Hello, Sonjaab!



      Could you remember what Carrols called their fish sandwiches?! My sister Darlene used to eat 'em.

      Thank You!

      RB0012Hero

       
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        Kaczmark

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        RE: Carrolls restaurants Mon, 07/25/05 9:37 AM (permalink)
        Me thinks the fish sandwich at Carrolls was called the "Whaler".
         
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          RE: Carrolls restaurants Mon, 07/25/05 10:30 AM (permalink)
          Stanpepa...I used to ride my bike every day after school to carrol's in kingston, pa. I only lived a few blocks away. I used to scrape together any change I had for a burger; had to do it on the sly since my mom did not want me to spoil my appetite for dinner.This was around 1970. Then in high school(72-76) we used to hang out there friday nights after the football games; big place to see and be seen, mostly in the parking lot. Also, next door at the dairy queen.The food was very good...now it is a doctor's office, I believe. nostalgia, nostalgia.good memories. beth g
           
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            RE: Carrolls restaurants Mon, 07/25/05 11:13 AM (permalink)
            Beth...great memories!!!

            I can't remember for sure when the Kingston Carrol's closed, but it was probably sometime around 75-76-77. The Burger King wasn't too far down the road (just south of Market Street, right?), so I'm sure that sped the whole process up. I recall being very upset!!!! And didn't like the BK very much at all---especially those lousy fish sandwiches!

            Do you recall Stop and Go in Edwardsville? I have a vague memory of going with my uncle and grandmother before the 1972 flood (I was 3 or 4) and was fascinated by the car hop, drive-in carport menu. Also bonus points if you remember the mini-burger chain Top Spot (in Plains south of the hospital and in West Pittston where Antonio's pizza now is). They used to give kids free spinning tops. Didn't like their burgers as much as Carrol's, though.
             
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              bethgrd

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              RE: Carrolls restaurants Mon, 07/25/05 12:33 PM (permalink)
              Sorry, Stan, don't remember top spot or stop n go. One of my favorite restaurants is vic mar's in edwardsville, though. Great cole slaw, fries, steamed clams, and hardshell crabs, served on red plastic cafeteria trays with delcious melted butter.. also lobster tails. Live in Boston now but when I go home to visit my mom, who now lives in Forty Fort, we go to Vic Mars and Hottles for seafood. Boston has a different type of seafood,and I prefer the maryland source that Northeast PA restaurants use. Never got used to the belly clams. nice place to grow up; enjoy going back. do you still live in the area?beth
               
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                RE: Carrolls restaurants Mon, 07/25/05 1:58 PM (permalink)
                Beth, yes. Still live here---West Wyoming. I love the New England seafood, but I guess the grass is always greener! Just went up to Cape Ann and it was all terrific!!

                Don't get to Hottle's enough, it's one of NEPA's better seafood places. Vic Mars is still pretty reliable too. And reasonable.
                 
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                  bethgrd

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                  RE: Carrolls restaurants Tue, 07/26/05 7:23 AM (permalink)
                  yes, I wish the sterns would review vic mars and hottles. it was really great to reminisce with you, stan. I also love the pizza in the area...it has a sweet sauce and nice crisp thin crust. we usually go to a place on zerby ave in edwardsville.sabatinis in wyoming is good too, no? In the boston area, most neighborhood places are the greek style pizza, a thicker crust with a texture i don't like. ah well, I guess the preferences for the food you got used to growing up with sticks with you. beth
                   
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                    NAAMikey

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                    RE: Carrolls restaurants Sun, 08/14/05 8:43 PM (permalink)
                    I remember Carroll's very well when I was growing up. There was one on Rte 6 in Peekskill NY, and also one on Rte 9 in Wappingers Falls NY. Both have since become Burger Kings. Carols was FAR superior.
                     
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                      RB0012Hero

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                      RE: Carrolls restaurants Tue, 08/16/05 1:31 PM (permalink)


                      Hello, Kaczmark!

                      The Whaler was the original name of Burger King's fish sandwich; the counterpart at Carrols was the Fishamajig (I think)...

                      Does anyone have a recipe for the condiment (Crisbo Royale Sauce) that Carrols used in their flagship sandwich, the Club Burger? Would you know where to get those double-decker sesame-seed-topped hamburger buns?!

                      Did you remember having a Carrols Roast Beef Hero?!
                      Thank You!

                      RB0012Hero

                       
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                        RE: Carrolls restaurants Thu, 08/18/05 12:38 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by ConeyIslandLou

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by smittykins66

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by okuma

                        I remember going to a Carrolls in Geneva NY when I was a small kid in the late 60's early 70's. It was always kinda funny to me that McDonalds was supposedly such a smash hit, but here my family and I chose to eat at Carrolls which just happened to be RIGHT NEXT TO McDONALDS!! I too remember the wrappers,burgers,fries,and shakes of the great Carrolls. Wonderful Food! Wonderful time! Thanks for the memories!


                        This is my first post--hi, everyone! *waves*

                        I very well remember the Carrol's in Geneva--I live in Seneca Falls and also frequented the one on Thompson Road in Syracuse while growing up. Mom and I would go there three or four times a week during the summer, which would probably get you cited for child abuse nowadays... Also, wasn't there at least one Carrol's Cinema(I'm almost positive seeing one in Erie Blvd. East as a kid)?


                        Oh yeah....old Herbie Slotnick tried show biz for awhile too...They were the movie place in our area that showed all the cool 'midnight movies' on weekends- Rocky Horror,Reefer Madness,all the cool concert movies...
                         
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                          FranklySpeaking

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                          RE: Carrolls restaurants Thu, 08/18/05 12:51 PM (permalink)
                          The first Carrol's was on Rte 11 north of the Northern Lights Shopping Center (last I knew was an NTB) and then on Erie Blvd East next to the DeWitt drive-in. ( last was some boarded up restaurant with a green facade).
                          Slotnick started with the old Globe Theater on Kirkpatrick Street, later dubbed by us kids as "the hamburger warehouse."
                           
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                            RE: Carrolls restaurants Thu, 08/18/05 12:54 PM (permalink)
                            Fishamajig was Friendly's.
                             
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                              FranklySpeaking

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                              RE: Carrolls restaurants Thu, 08/18/05 6:35 PM (permalink)
                              Wasn't the Blvd store also once a Swenson's back in the early 80's?
                              Thanks for the pic of the Valley Plaza store. Does it still look like that? You'd think the orginal Carrol's designed buildings would all be gone by now.
                              Do you remember the school book covers they gave out with the WNDR jocks on them???
                               
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                                RE: Carrolls restaurants Wed, 08/24/05 12:01 AM (permalink)
                                I worked at the Carrols in Peekskill back in the late 60's as a teen. I recall running out of their "Royal sausce" which we made ourself to replenish the supply, it was nothing but Mayo, ketchup and relish all mixed together. The fish sandwich was simply called a "fish filet". Club burgers were wrapped alone in gold colored foil prior to the introduction of the collars. There was also a grilled cheese sandwich on the menu -- a hamburger bun turned white side out with two slices of cheese between them and toasted on the grill.

                                Club burger assembly, two patties, lettuce, a sliced pickel or two, on slice of cheese, dehydrated onions, royal sausce. A bun, which was three pieces.
                                 
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                                  RE: Carrolls restaurants Sat, 09/3/05 4:22 PM (permalink)
                                  Hello, DonutBlue!
                                  You worked at a Carrols... Club Burgers (like Big Macs at McD's and Whoppers at BK) are made in a sesame-seeded double-decker hamburger bun (that has a central roundel buffer piece that go in-between 2 hamburger patties). The Crisbo Royal Sauce (the official name of Carrols' special sauce for Club Burgers) is made of mayonnaise, ketchup, and relish blended together, but in what proportions?! Who distributes the double-decker buns?!
                                  From the Club Burger picture I printed off from a Finnish fan site about Carrols/Hesburger, the assembly for Club Burgers goes like this: (1)bottom bun level, (2)onions and pickles, (3)bottom hamburger patty, (4)a small dob of C.R. Sauce, (5)central bun buffer level, (6)a small pad of lettuce, (7)a slice of American cheese, (8)top hamburger patty, (9)a slightly more generous dob of C.R. Sauce, and—finally—(10)the sesame-seeded bun top level.
                                  Did you remember also doing the Roast Beef Heros? I had mine with just BBQ sauce and black pepper, but what went on a regularly loaded Roast Beef Hero? I remember Carrols selling Crispy Country Chicken, but was there ever a chicken sandwich (was it constructed like the burgers, or more like the Roast Beef Hero)?!
                                  Carrols also had triple-thick shakes—in what flavors?!

                                  Thank You!

                                  RB0012Hero

                                   
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                                    RB0012Hero

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                                    RE: Carrolls restaurants Sat, 09/10/05 12:40 PM (permalink)
                                    Hello again!
                                    I did some studying on Carrols at my local library recently. While going through microfilms of the (Daily) Kennebec Journal (my local newspaper), I came across an ad from Carrols that corrected the sketchy information I retained from years ago.

                                    The menu at Carrols includes the following:
                                    Hamburger
                                    Double Hamburger
                                    Cheeseburger
                                    Double Cheeseburger
                                    Club Burger (flagship item at Carrols)
                                    Brute (later addition to menu--larger than Club Burger)
                                    Sea Filet (fish sandwich at Carrols)
                                    Roast Beef Hero (a favorite at Carrols--served in gray boxes)
                                    Crispy Country Chicken (fried chicken served in red boxes)
                                    Crispy Fench Fries
                                    Sodas (Pepsi products--Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7up, Crush Orange, Hires Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, HiC)
                                    Triple-Thick Shakes
                                    Good Humor Ice Cream Novelty Bars

                                    The fries were served in orange fry boxes with a white pinstripe near the bottom, a minilogo proper with CARROLS in white lettering alongside centered thereon, while the drinks (sodas and shakes) got served in white waxed cardboard cups with a green band along the top, that minilogo in proper colors with CARROLS in orange lettering along the center (front and back).

                                    Décor: Carrols originally had that slanted drive-in diner look back during the 1950s and much of the 1960s (red/white pinstriped box diner with slanted roof, encased in glass, with 2 blue boomerang fins on the sides; the 1st sign was a teal boomerang design having an orange panel near its top--CARROLS was done in white cursive-like lettering).
                                    The late 1960s brought about enclosing the ordering/dining area of those early buildings, and a new Art Deco sign (2 spires lit with orange neon holding 2 slim signs--CARROLS in black cursive-like lettering, and CLUB BURGERS in black block lettering).
                                    As 1970 rolled around, Carrols introduced a new building style--a boxed rectangular restaurant design that got rid of the pinstripes and boomerang fins. Mainly done of brick and glass, it featured orange square backlit light panels and orange bumper panels lights along the top; enclosed entry/exit points installed at the front and along (at least) one side, and drive-thru service introduced. It sign got changed to a simple squarish design--white background with cursive-like lettering (CARROLS RESTAURANT in orange, HOME OF THE CLUB BURGER in teal). A backlit front panel got introduced--white with CARROLS in red cursive-like lettering.
                                    Sometime into 1974, the whole building/sign décor of Carrols changed 1 more time--into the more modern era we all are familiar with. The building style from 1970 stayed pretty much the same, along with its trademark white globe ceiling lamps with red and orange; however, the official logo and front sign design drastically changed!! Gone were the old-style signs and the cursive-like lettering; in their place were a new logo/sign that's still used today as its official franchisor logo. An orange rounded square block with a light green teardrop perched at its top right corner, trimmed in white, with CARROLS done in more modern white sans serif lettering; a black bottom bar attached onto has RESTAURANT done in white Helvetica lettering. The front panel on the building also got updated--the red lettering for CARROLS also got updated to that same trademarked block lettring style as the logo sign.
                                    Alas--staring in 1975--most of the original Carrols locations started being converted, from the orange-and-green teardrop of Carrols, to the shingled mansard-topped gold-and-red bun logo (and both cartoon and live grown-up versions of its familiar mascot) of Burger King. Gone were the Club Burgers, Sea Filets, and Roast Beef Heros--in their places arrived the well-known Whoppers, Whalers (the old name of BK's fish sandwich), Yambos (BK's once-carried ham-and-cheese sandwich), and even Hot Dogs (hey, BK once sold hot dogs [!!]).
                                    The original, well-known Club Burger menu of Carrols went overseas.

                                    Thank You!

                                    RB0012Hero

                                     
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                                      RE: Carrolls restaurants Thu, 09/15/05 10:50 AM (permalink)
                                      ...and it's in great shape, no frayed edges like those that used to be on my schoolbooks. The other twist to this is that I later went to work for that radio station.
                                       
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                                        RE: Carrolls restaurants Tue, 09/20/05 11:53 PM (permalink)
                                        Frehofers's delivered the buns daily, the shakes came in vanilla, choclate and strawberry. Portions of mayo and ketchup were more of a 50/50 portion and relish about 25 % if I recall right when we did it by hand, the royal sauce was delivered plastic gallon containers. Also, when I worked there the soda syrup's Pepsi,orange crush,root beer were all delivered and we filled the stainless containers with the syrup and they were hooked up to a compressed air system with soda water. Roast beef sandwichs were new and only a juice of some kind was placed on the hero sandwich before it was placed in the new toy - a micro-wave. A BBq sauce was available in packets. The fish filets were atlantic cod, ketchup was from heniz, mustard had been used earlier but dropped around 1970 on burgers. I started working there in 1969 for $1.65 hour, and stayed until 1971 when Uncle Sam came calling.
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by RB0012Hero

                                        Hello, DonutBlue!
                                        You worked at a Carrols... Club Burgers (like Big Macs at McD's and Whoppers at BK) are made in a sesame-seeded double-decker hamburger bun (that has a central roundel buffer piece that go in-between 2 hamburger patties). The Crisbo Royal Sauce (the official name of Carrols' special sauce for Club Burgers) is made of mayonnaise, ketchup, and relish blended together, but in what proportions?! Who distributes the double-decker buns?!
                                        From the Club Burger picture I printed off from a Finnish fan site about Carrols/Hesburger, the assembly for Club Burgers goes like this: (1)bottom bun level, (2)onions and pickles, (3)bottom hamburger patty, (4)a small dob of C.R. Sauce, (5)central bun buffer level, (6)a small pad of lettuce, (7)a slice of American cheese, (8)top hamburger patty, (9)a slightly more generous dob of C.R. Sauce, and—finally—(10)the sesame-seeded bun top level.
                                        Did you remember also doing the Roast Beef Heros? I had mine with just BBQ sauce and black pepper, but what went on a regularly loaded Roast Beef Hero? I remember Carrols selling Crispy Country Chicken, but was there ever a chicken sandwich (was it constructed like the burgers, or more like the Roast Beef Hero)?!
                                        Carrols also had triple-thick shakes—in what flavors?!

                                        Thank You!

                                        RB0012Hero


                                         
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                                          RB0012Hero

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                                          RE: Carrolls restaurants Thu, 10/20/05 2:07 AM (permalink)
                                          Hello again!


                                          Were the burgers at Carrols grilled or flame-broiled?

                                          The shakes at Carrols (I think) came in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and coffee.

                                          Thank You!

                                          RB0012Hero

                                           
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                                            RE: Carrolls restaurants Fri, 10/21/05 2:24 PM (permalink)
                                            I worked for Carrolls in Kingston Ontario Canada from 1970 to 1972 - boy does this site bring back memories! The franchise was owned by a guy named Lorne Kirkby from Syracuse. He had 7 or 8 other ones, including one in Brockville, Canada. I think they were probably the only Carrolls in Canada (??). It was a real seat of the pants operation, the store manager ( a clown named Dick Pittman) didn't even own a car, used to borrow mine to make the deposits! My wallet fell out on the seat one time, Dick found it and started bouncing cheques with my I.D. !!!! My buddy "Dimeach" was the swing mgr., and we would sometimes pop back in at three in the morning, fire up the grill and eat. Those were the days my friend !
                                             
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                                              RE: Carrolls restaurants Wed, 11/30/05 8:27 AM (permalink)
                                              I grew up in Montgomery, NY; our house was on Rt. 17K. Since you had to travel to either Newburgh or Middletown to do any shopping, my mother used to often shop in the Newburgh area and we would always eat at Carrol's in Newburgh, right on Rt. 17K (near the old Lloyd's). My father worked at Stewart Air Base, and we'd visit him there and preferred eating at Carrol's to eating mess hall food! Does anyone else remember this particular Carrol's in Newburgh, NY?
                                               
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                                                RE: Carrolls restaurants Sat, 12/10/05 5:30 PM (permalink)
                                                Slotnick, started his first Carrols fast-food restaurant franchising it from the Tastee-Freez Company in 1961 after being rebuffed as a potential franchisee by McDonald's. Slotnick built nearly 50 Carrols restaurants across upstate New York (mostly near Syracuse) over the next four years. By 1968, Slotnick was able to purchase Carrols Chain from Tastee-Freez, the Chicago-based company that created the McDonald's clone in 1959. Slotnick also rolled his family's 148-theater chain into the new Carrols Development Corp. The company would later sell off the re-named Cinema National movie-theater chain, exiting the business by 1983. That year, Carrols changed its name to Carrols Corp. and later listed its stock on the New York Stock Exchange, moving from the American Stock Exchange.

                                                Because Slotnick realized the burger wars would become a two-company fight, Carrols picked up the Burger King flag, converting its Carrols restaurants over to Burger Kings. By 1978, all the 120 Carrols restaurants had either converted to Burger Kings or closed. The ghost of one closed Carrols restaurant was visible for many years on State Street in Watertown. Another can still be found in Syracuse by those that can recognize their building styles. For many passers-by, the boarded-up restaurant in Watertown and the reused building in Syracuse are the only tangible proof Carrols had ever served up its premier "Club Burger," or are they?

                                                The switch to Burger King wasn't the finish for Carrols hamburgers. Carrols fans could still cross the ocean to get the Finnish version of their favorite burgers. After the U.S. conversion to Burger King, the Carrols name still graced fast food restaurants in Finland and other Baltic countries. The Carrols brand survived until 2002, when rival Hesburger purchased the Finnish Carrols and converted the remaining restaurants to Hesburgers.


                                                 
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                                                  fivemile13

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                                                  RE: Carrolls restaurants Mon, 12/12/05 3:50 PM (permalink)
                                                  I am from Rochester, N.Y. and remember Carrols well. My sister worked at a Carrols in 1971-72, when she was a teenager. Boy, did we love Club Burgers. Always better than a Big Mac. We had a Carrols in our neighborhood in the suburbs, with the backlit orange tiles. After Carrols closed, they kept reusing those tiles in all different combinations. They added on to the building and made it into a small strip plaza, and to this day, they are still using those tiles, though they've repainted them since. There is another former Carrols in Rochester that also still has its tiles. For a picture of one of those Carrols, check out this picture from the Carrols Corp. Web site:http://www.carrols.com/html/history.htm. The Web site shows the newer version of the logo, which they apparently still use, with the orange and green and described earlier by RB0012Hero.

                                                  I remember the promotional items from Carrols, too. I'm sure there are still some Looney Toons and/or DC Super Heroes glasses at my Dad's house. I also remember (in keeping with the season) that Carrols handed out some of the Classics Illustrated comic books. I probably still have one somewhere. The promotion was called "Carrols Colossal Collection of Classic Comics for Christmas). I also have a small box which is in the design of the Old-style Carrols. It was probably the size of a happy meal, maybe it was used for one?
                                                  As for jingles, I remember this one: "When good food turns you on, turn into Carrols." There was a commercial I recall as well, with showgirls assembling an oversized Club Burger, with some lyrics like "First we take the buns and toast them right..." also mentioning their special sauce, etc. Can't really remember much more.

                                                  We used to also visit Carrols in the Buffalo area. I remember my uncle in Tonawanda lived right near one.

                                                  Of course we were all disappointed when Carrols disappeared. I like Burger King, but it is just not the same. I remember when I was in college in Buffalo and used to take the bus home on occasional weekends, the bus would stop in Batavia. There was still a Carrols there, with Club Burgers, perhaps in 1980! I still have a French Fry bag from there. Eventually it closed down too. I had heard that the last surviving Carrols was in Dewitt, N.Y., which makes sense since it is a suburb of Syracuse, home of Carrols Corp.
                                                   
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                                                    sk bob

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                                                    RE: Carrolls restaurants Thu, 12/29/05 6:52 PM (permalink)
                                                    I remember in the 70's there was a Carrols in Newington,Ct. on the Berlin Tpke. They built it right next to Mc'Donalds. Great food, especially the Club Burger. Better than the BigMac. I forgot when it closed but I know it didn't turn into a BK. Today it's a consignment store. That picture on the Carrolls site brings back good memories.

                                                    A question unrelated to Carrolls;
                                                    I worked at Hardees on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington in 74, 75 (everything was on the tpke.) for $1.91 per hour. They had a steak sandwich which was on a long sesame seed roll with lettuce & dark steak sauce. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT,EXCELLENT!

                                                    Does anybody remember it? What the steak sauce was? And where you might be able to get it today?

                                                    Thanks
                                                     
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                                                      roossy90

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                                                      RE: Carrolls restaurants Thu, 12/29/05 11:28 PM (permalink)
                                                      How did this get revived after 2 years?
                                                       
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                                                        RE: Carrolls restaurants Fri, 12/30/05 3:24 PM (permalink)
                                                        We all got a hankerin' for a Club Burger!!!!
                                                         
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                                                          klize

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                                                          RE: Carrolls restaurants Thu, 01/5/06 7:50 PM (permalink)
                                                          Hello, We had a Carrolls on Rte.11 in North Syracuse, NY and it was just 2 blocks down from a Red Barn.It was always a treat to get fast food back in the late sixties and early seventies before their were so many burger joints around like today. I can remember as kids our parents got us a vinyl cover that fit over a standard card table that was a replica of a Carrolls restaurant.It was like our little clubhouse.Does anyone remember these,I wish i still had it ,I'm sure it would be worth quite a bit these days.Thanks!!
                                                           
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                                                            carolm

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                                                            RE: Carrolls restaurants Fri, 01/6/06 4:37 PM (permalink)
                                                            I grew up in Kingston, PA. I remember the Carrol's restaurant -- it was on Wyoming Ave, right across from the Borough Building at either Butler or James street.

                                                            The Club Burger was the best! It was a little like a Big Mac, but it had ketchup on it, and was way better. I had my first car accident in the Carrol's parking lot, when I 16 and was backing out of a parking spot.

                                                            My first job was at the Burger King that was further south on Wyoming Ave. Worked there all through high school and college.

                                                            I also remember the Top Spot in Wilkes Barre, used to go there when I was in nursing school at Wilkes Barre General, until the school closed in 1974.
                                                             
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