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Long Gone Regional Chains

How many of you folks remember the LUMS chain? (Hint: Hot Dogs steamed in beer)


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    CheeseWit
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/24 10:48:02 (permalink)
    I do remember Lum's. Does anyone remember D'Lites the "healthy" fast food chain? One chain I miss in the east that I know is still in the west is Sizzler. And my all-time favorite chain: Horn & Hardart's.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/24 20:09:07 (permalink)
    D'Lites ceased to exist from the arena in my area just about the same time that the multi-grain bun vanished from the Wendy's menu. Just another example of customers who will not support a healthy FFR menu. As they say: "if its not at least 55% or more "FAT" per serving, then it is not for me."
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/24 21:45:50 (permalink)
    Ginos & the Gino's Giant It had it all way before Big Mac
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/26 09:13:10 (permalink)
    I loved Lums ... I remember when I was a kid and living in Florida, I had my first experience at a Lums. I thought I was cool because I was eating a hot dog cooked in Beer !!


    Another chain I miss (it is gone from my neck of the woods anyway) is A&W Root beer ! Loved those frosty mugs of root beer and Big Boy hamburgers !

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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/26 09:24:07 (permalink)
    There use to be a Lum's in Gatlinburg, TN. Every trek I made into the neat little town in the Smokies, I stopped in and got a hot dog steamed in beer. They just sort of faded away. I looked "Lums Hot dogs" up on the internet and it seems that there are still some fans out there.

    It seems like they also did good roast beef and did a Ollie Burger. They bought the sauce from "Ollie's Trolley"

    They mentioned that that they were bought by "Perlman". I am not sure if that was Ron Perlman from Revlon or not. They appeared to imply that Perlman run it into the ground.

    They boiled their hot dogs in beer all day long. One site said they used "Bud"

    They were good but almost all are gone although the web site I looked up said there were a few remaining perhaps in Fla and VA

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/26 10:17:30 (permalink)
    Lum's Ollieburger


    3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
    1 1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
    1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
    1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
    1 Tbsp A-1 Steak Sauce
    1 Tbsp Corn Oil
    1/2 Cup Beef Broth
    1 tsp Heinz 57 Sauce
    1/4 tsp Garlic Salt
    1 tsp Vinegar

    1. Mix the above ingredients.
    2. Take 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. of ground round and shape meat into round
    patties, 3/4" thick and 3 1/2"round.
    3. Place in a covered container and pour the marinade mixture over them.
    Cover tightly and refrigerate 12 hours or overnight.
    Turn the patties frequently.
    4. Remove from marinade and sear over high heat to seal in the juices,
    then turn down heat and cook to your desired doneness.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/26 10:56:58 (permalink)
    I grew up in LA. There used to be Bob's Big Boy everywhere. I really do miss a lot of items. Shrimp salad. Chili spaghetti size. Navy bean soup. I remember looking forward to coloring the placemat. A possible mistake they made was hopping on the buffet trend. They couldn't quite figure out if the buffet was a one shot deal or all-you-can-eat. It had to do something with how many bowls of soup you can have. That just threw the whole Bob's goodwill vibe off kilter. Then there was the fall of Sambo's which overnight became Four Seasons and later something else though I can't quite remember. That too threw in a "healthy" aspect, perhaps a grilled chicken, even though they specialized in pies. That grilled chicken really destroyed the joy of chain diners. The only real health food on the menu should be the burger patty with cottage cheese. People in the '90s would laugh at the burger patty plate as diet food, but now that's Atkins an promotes weight loss, so they knew something we didn't. Anyways, RIP Bob's.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/26 11:52:52 (permalink)
    Not sure how many other there are left, but here in God's Country (oops, I mean Plattsburgh, NY, sorry!) there is a very nice Lum's which still has most of the original Lum's menu favotites. I think that there is also a Lum's across Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT

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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/26 11:57:04 (permalink)
    How about Carroll's, "Home of the Club Burger"? Carroll's was a Syracuse, NY based regional chain. They had locations in numerous upstate NY communities, including two here in Plattsburgh. Carroll's later turned all of their locations into Burger King outlets. I think that they remain as one of the larger Burger King franchise operators. Having said that, BK's Whopper is no comparison the the Carroll's Clubburger.

    Wally
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/26 12:30:59 (permalink)
    AMEN Brother Wall...I think Carrol's [two 'r's ONE 'l']at its peak was spread from NY west thru Ohio..I think...One thing around here is that I dont think that the two BKs in our town that used to be Carrol's do NEARLY as well as BKs as they did as Carrol's..and its been 25 years since the changeover! One funny thing is that there was several Carrol's in FINLAND of all places up to a year or so ago..complete with the ClubBurger!
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/26 13:07:20 (permalink)
    Are there any Orange Julius stands out there anymore? Frothy orange drinks and orange chili dogs were the thing when I was a wee one.

    Orange devil fan
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/26 23:39:02 (permalink)
    Strawberry juliuses or julii were good but they always gave me a stomach ache. Were they made with powdered milk?
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 00:38:05 (permalink)
    There used to be a A&W just as you come into Kingsport,TN. Do not know if it's still there.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 03:01:48 (permalink)
    There are still 2 Bob's Big Boys in LA, although they used to be everywhere. Still a few A&Ws, but A&Ws are all over Alberta Canada. I still love their floats and kitschy tiny mugs, but the burgers aren't very good. Orange Julius' freaked us out as kids because they had egg white in them.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 06:47:14 (permalink)
    I remember my first visit to Lum's. I was in Miaimi for the heart-stopping Penn State (15) - Kansas (14) Orange Bowl. On our first venture out of the hotel where we were staying, we discovered a Lum's. They had giant mugs of beer and with a PSU or Kanses college I.D., they were half-price. Throughout the next few days, Lum's became our 'home away from home' and the juicy hot dogs our major source of nutrition.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 06:53:14 (permalink)
    With all the talk about Lum's, it made me recall my first hot dog there. The more I read, the more hungry I became. I went to Walmart, bought a six pack of beer, some all beef hot dogs, Housers chili, buns and I went back home and boiled the dogs in beer. Every hot dog was consumed and everybody enjoyed them. I bought tall boys and of course, I had to have one.

    The dogs at Lum's were better for some reason.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 09:18:55 (permalink)
    A long long time ago my first introduction to McDonalds type fast food was at Wetsons on Morris Ave in either Union or Elizabeth NJ. High school friens would pile into a car and head for Wetsons to consume large quantities of cheeseburgers and fries. Those were the days.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 09:54:08 (permalink)
    In the NYC area, there were Schraftt's,Chock full of nuts, and Nedick's. In Philly, there was Linton's. And, I remember Stouffer's as a restaurant chain first before the frozen food line.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 11:09:13 (permalink)
    There are still A & W's in Chicagoland. I know of one that recently opened and is paired with KFC but there are plenty of free standing ones. One local A & W sponsors an 50's night in the summer and has car hops.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 11:47:15 (permalink)
    OUCH RUBY ROSE! the famous jayhawk 12 man defense. We don't have good football teams very often at KU. That was a heartbreak for the ages for us. You didn't exactly make me remember that game because unfortunately, we've never forgotten it. On a happier note, at least there's no Griff's Burger bars anymore. The huts in KC were all metal building A frames, with $.19 hamburgers. I just recall the stomach ache after eating 6 of them at a time. Ah, the glories of being 13.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 21:14:16 (permalink)
    We miss Lum.s in the Midwest, but stop at one in Corning NY area. We,ve got plenty of A&W's, but they've become fast food joints. What I really miss is the King's Food Host regional chain with great burgers and cheese frenchies.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/27 23:30:53 (permalink)
    Lum's - OMG!!! Just recently I was thinking about that place. I could picture it, I knew there were a couple of locations near where I grew up, but couldn't for the life of me remember the name of the place. Thank you!

    Before McDonald's came to town, at least MY town, we had Howdie Beefburger. Same thing, pretty much. And then there was Burger Chef, before Burger King took over. Their burgers went from the regular hamburger and cheeseburger to the big chef, the super chef, and maybe a couple of other variations.

    And there was an A&W nearby, which is now long gone - I don't think they've been around here for a loooooooooooong time - but I have fond memories of the little baby rootbeer mugs, and of Tuesday Night 10-cent "Coney Island Dogs" which were chilli dogs.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/28 00:16:37 (permalink)
    Does anyone remember Roy Rogers? I remember it growing up in New Orleans in the '60s. It was a roast beef sandwich house, almost identical to Arby's.

    Also - another childhood fave of mine was the Bonanza steak house chain.

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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/28 00:58:17 (permalink)
    There are still Roy Rogers' in NY, NJ, MD, PA.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/29 17:17:32 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Does anyone remember Roy Rogers?

    In the late '60s I worked at a Roy Rogers in Memphis, and had just assumed the chain had changed names because the menus were identical. The one difference that I'm pretty sure of is that RR used seamed boneless beef (inside top round?), while Arby's uses processed beef of uncertain provenance--and it's not always freshly sliced as RR's was.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/29 18:00:45 (permalink)
    Dearfolk,
    Not long ago, I ran back into the man who managed the Lum's here in Athens, Georgia. He remembered when my dad and I used to come in for lunch and - over a considerable period of time - drank our way "around the world," two beers at a time. Yep, my Dad turned me on to Guinness, and - proudly - I'll never be the same. Our Lum's burned down in a lightning-strike fire and was never rebuilt. There were two or three afterward around Atlanta, but they've all vanished now. (When I worked at Peaches Records there, we used to eat at the one across the street, which we dubbed "Glum's" because everyone who worked there was an utter sourpuss.)
    Nobody's mentioned Shakey's Pizza Parlor! Used to be you could go there and sing corny old songs around a ricky-tick piano. The last one of those that I saw was on Stewart Avenue, S/W in Atlanta: it was open even after the one on Dickerson Pike in Nashville had closed: late 1980's.
    Right down the road on Dickerson was the second last Minnie Pearl's Fried Chicken. Gracious, their food was so salty that I hardly could eat it. I'm sure it wasn't Mrs. Sarah Ophelia Colley's recipe! I hear tell that one remaining Minnie Pearl's is open in someplace like Bedford, Virginia.
    Eddy Arnold also had a fried chicken joint chain at one time. Wonder if his was any better than Minnie Pearl's?
    Fats Domino was associated in some capacity with a restaurant chain bearing his name seome years ago. Now Antoine (that's Mr. Domino's real name) can cook, mind you; he remains alive and well in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans at age 75, rocking and rolling with the best of them. - And boiling shrimps in a cauldron out in the yard!
    Lastly, I'll mention Stan's Sandwich Shops. An outfit out of Jacksonville, Florida, they produced some of the most immemorable food I ever put into my mouth.
    Still Here And Not Forgotten Myself, The Non-Chain-able, Non-Franchise-able Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/29 23:32:59 (permalink)
    Shakeys Pizza is alive and not so well here in the Los Angles Area. A few of the remaining ones have a good "Bunch A Lunch" the rest, well I don't know how they stay in Business?
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/30 01:52:51 (permalink)
    Hey BigGlenn, yay! Another LA person...we'll have to start a thread to swap favorite local places. Anyways, I am convinced that Shakey's Pizza and H. Salt Fish and Chips have to be some kind of fronts for money laundering or something, because they are always totally deserted, yet they drag on and on.
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    RE: Long Gone Regional Chains 2003/05/30 14:01:27 (permalink)
    Wallhd, growing up in Cortland New York we had not one but two Carroll's for a while. We also had a Lums and still have an A&W (recently re-opened after a fire).

    I had a twilight zone moment in Chicago in the early eighties. I had ordered a lunch in a downtown Burger King, and when I went to open the straw, I noticed it was a Carrolls straw. I kind of freaked because they were long gone from Central New York at the time. I didn't know they had become BK owners.
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