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holdem

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hojo clam dog Wed, 05/31/06 11:23 PM (permalink)
Not sure if hojo's have restaurants anymore. We used to have one that had a clam dog on a toasted bun. It was fried clams on a bun.















 
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    seafarer john

    RE: hojo clam dog Thu, 06/1/06 10:51 AM (permalink)
    We remember them well. Our boys practically lived on them on several roadtrips many years ago.

    cheers, John
     
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      V960

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      RE: hojo clam dog Thu, 06/1/06 5:11 PM (permalink)
      Not to drift too much but I lived on their "rusty" (my term for them when I was a munchken) hot dogs when on road trips. No more HoJo's in NC that I have seen lately, all Chinese buffets now.

      Thirty years ago HoJo and Marriott were about the same size...management does make a difference.
       
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        mayor al

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        RE: hojo clam dog Thu, 06/1/06 6:10 PM (permalink)

        The menu item was called a 'Clam Roll'. 2 oz of clam strips, battered and fried inserted into a N E Style (top-cut) Frankfurt roll that was buttered and grilled prior to being 'filled' with the hot Clams. There was no reference to Hot Dogs in any of the descriptors or menu-listings in the New England area back when I was 'stuffing' them!! (mid-1960's)
         
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          V960

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          RE: hojo clam dog Thu, 06/1/06 6:20 PM (permalink)
          Al,
          I still go by the old HoJo building in Hickory, NC when going through the area. Now a Chinese buffet but I was kidded about my reference to their hot dogs as "rusty" all my life. They were simply well done on a grill or in a fryer and not boiled.

          As I travel I always recognize the old HoJo's...that orange tile roof. Can't remember seeing one still doing business as a HoJo though.
           
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            mayor al

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            RE: hojo clam dog Thu, 06/1/06 6:49 PM (permalink)

            Yeah that building shape...like the Stuckey's chain of candy and roadside stops can be found all over the country. I haven't seen an active Orange Roof in years, but someone raised the question about a 'restart' of the HoJo ice cream line a short time back.

            We always grilled the Franfurts in real Butter... Tossing them in the deep fryer was a real no-no...but I worked at a Company store, not a franchiser. (Rt 95 Northbound, Rowley,Mass)'63-'65
             
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              V960

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              RE: hojo clam dog Thu, 06/1/06 7:01 PM (permalink)
              Yea, Stuckey's and pecan rolls.

              The Stuckey's building in Blacksburg, SC beside I-85 is now a pornographic book store. How things change. Same exit as the Milliken Magnolia plant, have to giggle when I exit. I'm sure it pisses off Roger Milliken when he visits.

               
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                UncleVic

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                RE: hojo clam dog Thu, 06/1/06 7:03 PM (permalink)
                They had a couple discusions awhile back on HoJo (and the clam thingy)..
                http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7732
                http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2789
                Actually if you use the search function, there's quite a few HoJo threads here..

                 
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                  roossy90

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                  RE: hojo clam dog Thu, 06/1/06 11:21 PM (permalink)
                  Google is my friend!
                   
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                    Scorereader

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                    RE: hojo clam dog Fri, 06/2/06 10:53 AM (permalink)
                    is Google aware of that?
                     
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                      roossy90

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                      RE: hojo clam dog Sun, 06/4/06 4:56 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Scorereader

                      is Google aware of that?

                      Ssssh.....
                       
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