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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2007/06/15 19:10:37 (permalink)
OH MAN! I GREW UP IN ROCHESTER,NY IN THE LATE 60S & 70S. I REMEMBER MY MOTHER USED TO TAKE ME AND MY 2 SIBLINGS TO CARROL'S EVERY WEEKEND!! THE CLUB BURGER WAS DEFINITELY KING. THEIR BRIGHT ORANGE SPECIAL SAUCE WAS 100X BETTER THAN ANYTHING McD'S COULD SLOP OUT. I CAN'T TELL U GUYS HOW MUCH I DESPISE BK. THEIR WHOPPER IS THE ONLY TOLLERABLE ITEM ON THEIR MENU. BK'S FRIES ARE A JOKE! YOU HAD BETTER EAT THEM BEFORE YOU HIT THE DOOR, OR THEY'LL BE DAMN NEAR FROZEN!!!! I BELIEVE I COLLECTED EVERY LOONY TUNES GLASS THEY HAD (LOL). THERE WERE 4 OR 5 CARROL'S IN ROCHESTER THEN. WE'D GO TO THE STARLITE DRIVE-IN SOMETIMES AFTER EATING.THE THING I REMEMBER WAS THAT JUST AFTER A YEAR OR 2 OF CARROL'S SELLING FRIED YARDBIRD, THEY WERE GONE!! I COULDN'T GET IT THEN, BUT I STILL MISS THEM TERRIBLY. WOW, WHAT GREAT MEMORIES!
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2007/06/16 14:37:07 (permalink)
I remember the Starlight drive-in; another sign of the good old days now gone :(
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2007/09/17 01:31:43 (permalink)
I remember the Kingston cops getting the dogs to chase us away from Carroll's on Wyoming Avenue, circa 1965. I used to like to go to Stop n Go at the Narrows because my uncle was usually the beat cop there and he never chased me or my friends. In the same vein (restaurants), does anyone remember the Tedyuscung Restaurant? It was just over the Pierce St. bridge, Kingston side, and had a huge Indian statue in front (thus the name) and the food was SUPERB. This was around the early 1970's. I tried Google search for info/pics to show my chiropractor, and even tried the Times Leader archives w/ no results. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for taking me down fast-food memory lane!
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2007/09/28 14:23:02 (permalink)
Just wanted to put in my 2 cents about Carrols. I'm originally from Norfolk, Virginia and my dad worked at Carrols on Military Highway in the late 60's. I loved that placed. Almost everynight that he was working there he would bring home a bag full of burgers after they closed up. We lived almost right around the corner from it and I used to go up on my bike during the day in the summer and get milk shakes. The only thing that comes close to a Carrols hamburger today is What-a-burger. Best burgers in Texas. BK is too sloppy and McD. is just plain not that great and getting old. Jack in the box is OK and Wendy's is OK but I love the old fashioned way burgers were made. What-a Burger reminds me so much of Carrols. Good to know others remember.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2007/10/12 18:11:30 (permalink)
I just heard on an audio cassette of taped from TV to audio cassette a commercial circa 1970-1971 for Carroll's Hamburgers.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2007/12/17 23:08:12 (permalink)
Dang, I haven't thought of Carroll's in years. I was a li'l tyke when my mom used to take me to the one in Kingston, Pa. I think all my old Warner Bros. cartoon glasses are history by now, though. I also remember the local favorite burger joint Top Spot in West Pittston and Wilkes-Barre (both locations still exist as pizza parlors under the name Antonio's), and another place called "Weiner King" in Kingston which is now a Geisinger Hospital satellite center.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2007/12/18 07:46:31 (permalink)
Hey dth1971: can I get a copy of that commercial from you? bmiddaugh
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/03/27 13:10:39 (permalink)
In 1969 they opened a brand new Carroll's on Jefferson Rd in Rochester/Henrietta near RIT. I worked there as a student and loved their club burgers!

It was pretty neat; new store, new managers, new employees and customers of all ages. Very clean!!

I "fell in love" with Linda S. there. She was a beauty. She was in high school and I was a frosh/soph. Her older sister Debbie worked there too. Puppy Love!!!!

When I think of Linda I think of Carroll's!!
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/05/16 23:04:39 (permalink)
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/05/16 23:06:24 (permalink)
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/05/16 23:08:04 (permalink)

Carrols lighter

Old Carrols building on S. Salina st. in Valley Plaza Syracuse NY
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/05/16 23:12:27 (permalink)
Pic of a old Carrols in Las Vegas

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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/05/17 00:04:04 (permalink)
A 70s Carrols:

70s Carrols sign
Carrols bookcover from Watertown NY radio station
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/05/17 00:28:57 (permalink)
Old Carrols advertisement
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/05/17 00:36:03 (permalink)
1963 ad from Olean NY newspaper
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/05/17 16:35:05 (permalink)
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1963 ad from Olean NY newspaper



I grew up just outside of Olean... I remember eating there as a kid in the early 70s.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/06/22 12:43:18 (permalink)
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Old Carrols advertisement


Hello sonjaab and others,
I started driving in 1969. One of my favorite places to hang was Carrol's in Stoneham, MA. The food was inexpensive and good.
The real treat was the parking lot where lots and lots of beefed up muscle cars hung. Camaro's. Mustangs, Dusters etc. Anyway I was wondering if anyone knows of where I can find a picture of this Carrols. It was on Main Street Stoneham, Mass a bit before Redstone. Even though I still live here(Medford) the building is
long gone. I would love to show our son what it looked like.
This was the place for car nuts. I appreciate any ideas and help.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/07/05 18:23:21 (permalink)
I don't remember any of their food except the Club Burger, which was wonderful, and their shakes. Carrols was the first fast food joint in my area of NY [Peekskill] that I can remember. There was a drive in root beer place too, A and W??, but it was in another city and kind of far from where I lived. I'm so glad I found this forum, lol. Glad to know that others have fond memories of Carrols too. Wow, we lived in the days before malls and cell phones and computers! We've come a long way, baby!
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/07/19 01:50:52 (permalink)
I remember Carrol,s but before we had Carrols we had Kelly,s with green milkshakes and 15cent burgers. This was in Schenectady NY. After Kelly,s Carrols moved into the buildings.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/07/19 12:28:30 (permalink)
We had Carrols in Schenectady NY after Kekkys, Carrols moved into the Kellys buildings
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/07/20 00:22:13 (permalink)
Our Carrolls was located just north of Boston, Mass. Shortly after Carrolls came to Stoneham, Mass a Kemps opened in my hometown of Medford. Stoneham was the next town north of Medford. Although I would often go to Kemps for a quick bite, it was Carrolls that held my heart. The lot was always packed with muscle cars. I remember a kid we called cousin IT who had a 327 Blown and injected vet. The cops would cruise through the lot but never hassled people. I really miss the fun but at least I have great memories. Although this topic is Carrolls we also had an ice-cream place called Buttricks in Medford. It too had a large lot and they allowed young drivers to hang around.
Life sure was simpler back then. I try to explain the simple fun we had during that time. I remember kids eating Goldfish to get into Sororities etc. It was just a slower pace life. . Ah but at least we have our memories. I am still trying to find pictures of Carrolls in Stoneham, Mass......Take Care .........Jim
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/07/20 01:23:38 (permalink)
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Pic of a old Carrols in Las Vegas


I like this picture and the other shot of the same location for a couple of reasons.

The store is really old, on a hill, and on a road that has at least four lanes added to it since the drive-in was built.

The sidewalk campers are a bonus. So where is it ?
It must be a highway. Wouldn't the hill mean SE or NW ?
I think of NW as all newer. I'm guessing Boulder City.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/07/23 04:14:05 (permalink)
From the info. I have its on No. Main st. in Las Vegas.
If you look behind the building you can see the parking
garages behind the casinos on Fremont st.

I haven't been down in that area to eyeball the exact
location the last time I was in Vegas................
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/07/24 19:30:12 (permalink)
Carrols restaurants were the best for so-called fast food. My wife and I when we were dating collected all the Looney Toon glasses. In fact we had several sets, and still have a set today. I can still taste the club-burger. The Big Mac, Whopper, Wendys, have not and will never come close to the Club-burger. Now if they were smart (which probably won't happen) Burger King would bring back the club-buger. I do miss that, and the trips we made to the Carrols that was on Lyell Ave, here in Rochester.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/07/27 00:42:07 (permalink)
Posted - 07/27/2008 : 00:13:58
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Hello Folks! I was Very Interested in reading ALL the comments on Carrols Hamburger Restaurants.
I started as an employee and rose thru the Ranks and was involved with the Development of Carrols in Finland. Yes Virginia.... There IS a Santa Claus.... and He Lives at the NorthPole In Finland.....
The " Home of the ClubBurger".
Mmmmmmm.... I can taste the sweet, tangy flavour of the Royale Dressing. Carrols Lovingly applied it to each and every one of their Delicious,Popular, Western NY Version of the World Famous Triple-Decker Hamburger.
The ClubBurger lives On......This story is FAR from Over.
I have recent pics of Carrols in Finland... BUT I cant figure out how to post them on here. Any assistance would be Greatly Appreciated

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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/09/12 01:03:07 (permalink)
Great thread and memories. Carrols was my first "regular" job apart from mowing lawns, etc. in 1975 when I was 17. $2.05 per hour as I recall. It was convenient since it was just around the corner from my high school (Rice Memorial) in So. Burlington, VT. Many girls from school and other schools worked there so the on the job social life was great. Much different from the perceived stigma from working at a McDonalds or Burger King today.

One of the best items they came out with was crunchy country chicken. It was deep fried in a pressure cooker and better than KY fried. Also, those roast beef heroes mentioned in prior posts were pretty good. I remember coming in to open up on Sundays around 7AM. We would slit open vacuum sealed packages of roast beef, prepare the au jus sauce and lay out the rolls. There were a certain number of slices one was supposed to place on each roll and I'm sure I never made quite enough sandwiches after grabbing a slice here and there.

Funny, I found this website that remains out there should you feel like you are management potential...
http://www.carrols.com/html/bkmanagement.htm

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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/09/20 09:00:38 (permalink)
Hi, Just responding here with a few comments regarding the only Carroll's that I believe existed in my area, namely, Burlington, Vermont. It was located on Shelburne Street and I loved the menu items there very much. The burgers were large and juicy, the fries were terrific and generously packaged, and the thick shakes needed a spoon rather than a straw, which quickly collapsed upon first attempts at sucking the dense fluid upwards! This location closed in the late 60's or early 70's much to my dismay and was re-occupied by Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips which eventually caused me to become a huge consumer of various heartburn remedies! After a short run, ATF&C was replaced by yet another KFC. My favorite fast food places (aka: burger joints) have all passed into history. The Lure (home of the 12 cent burger), A&W Root Beer, and the Dilly Wagon all fell to todays corporate choke and pukes, Micky D's, BK, and Wendys, alas! Thanks for all your memories and experiences with Carroll's. Loved hearing your comments about this lost treasure.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/10/21 15:29:27 (permalink)
I lived in Euclid, Ohio (Suburb of Cleveland)and there was a Carrols restaurant at the end of my street. The clubburger was the best and if you added a slice of tomato it was out of this world. The owner, Lloyd (A great guy), sponsored our men's softball team for 3 years in the early 70's. We had Carrols Restaurant on the front of our shirt and I still have my shirt today and will never give it up. I also have some photos of our team from then with the Carrols logo on our shirts. Unfortunately, Lloyd moved to Texas and the Carrols eventually went out of business. It was taken over by Red Barn(Yech!!!) That was a great time in my life and sorily miss Carrols. After I got married I found out my wife actually worked there shortly before it closed. I would love to contact Lloyd. I think his last name was Averill. Thanks for the memories.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/10/24 09:39:22 (permalink)
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I lived in Euclid, Ohio (Suburb of Cleveland)and there was a Carrols restaurant at the end of my street. The clubburger was the best and if you added a slice of tomato it was out of this world. The owner, Lloyd (A great guy), sponsored our men's softball team for 3 years in the early 70's. We had Carrols Restaurant on the front of our shirt and I still have my shirt today and will never give it up. I also have some photos of our team from then with the Carrols logo on our shirts. Unfortunately, Lloyd moved to Texas and the Carrols eventually went out of business. It was taken over by Red Barn(Yech!!!) That was a great time in my life and sorily miss Carrols. After I got married I found out my wife actually worked there shortly before it closed. I would love to contact Lloyd. I think his last name was Averill. Thanks for the memories.
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RE: Carrolls restaurants 2008/10/24 10:05:07 (permalink)
I and some of my friends worked at Carrolls in Euclid Ohio back in High School. It was a fun place to work. Had great parties and a lot of good memories. Lloyd Averill was the owner of this location. Great guy. He would bring in his two youngest sons Gerald & Grant to work. Sadly to say Lloyd passed away on Oct 1, 2008 in TX.
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