My sister tells a story of when she worked in Pittsburgh for the Diner's Guild, I think it was the Diner's Guild, might be wrong there ... a visiting bigwig was taken to lunch at a Winky's and bit into his burger to find the tip of a thumb.
Another story was when she went to one with her fiance, I think it was the one in Butler. The girl behind the window had her pad, and they both saw a cockroach scoot across the counter. The girl smacked it with her pad, killed it dead, looked up at my sister, and asked, "May I take your order?"
Me, I never really had any good Winky's stories of my own to tell, they'd gone out of business in Butler not long after I learned to drive. I always liked 'em.
Though the one dauntaun, corner of 7th Avenue and I can't William Penn Way I think, down from the Gulf Tower anyway. It was easy to see they knew it was the beginning of the end. All I remember was I wasn't crazy about my breakfast, and I remember one of the girls mopping the floor talking to a friend and saying how she wanted to be fired. I didn't have the moxie then, it ran through my mind to relay that to the manager .... but a few years later they were gone too, end of an era.
The Winky's building is still up and in use in Butler, it's now The Burger Hut II, best chilidogs around if you ask me. And I recognized an old Wendy's building where Crafton meets Robinson Township om Steubenville Pike, when I worked down there it was a vet's office. Not sure what it is now, but that sign is unmistakable.