Originally posted by fivemile13
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
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.
... when good food turns you on, turn into Carrols...
Do you remember the commercial that spoofed "The Russians are coming", where the Russians were not really lost, they were looking for a Carrols?
By my legend, the store in Batavia was the original, which was allowed to retain its name and food until closing in the late
But the more I read here, the more that may not be true.
The only truth is -- I miss Carrols, for all the reasons everyone cites.
For the record; a fast-food that comes so close to joy, while folding in the old A&W/Hires drive-in flavor, is this new franchise working up from the South East. "Sonic".
Let's hope they get further north, while we all can still afford to step out. ;)
I want my kids to have a chance to see how these burger places were enjoyable, not just a place to stop on the way home.