A 15 year old boy in search of lums

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A 15 year old boy in search of lums

does anybody know if there is a lums somewhere near lake ontario or wayne county. it would mean a lot to my dad if we could find one. if nobdy knows then does somebody at least know what they made there secret sauce out of or where i could get some? My dad once had a friend who worked there and he said it came in sort of a powder mixture.
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    Bushie
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/02 22:16:00 (permalink)
    wee, as far as I know, the Lum's chain is totally defunct. They weren't in the area where I grew up, so I don't know what the "secret sauce" was like. I did a little searching today, and although it may not help, this was all I found:

    http://www.recipegoldmine.com/ccL/l48.html

    I wish you and your Dad well...
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/02 23:22:31 (permalink)
    Bushie

    What a great site! Love the Kichen Charts section, particularly the heirloom conversion chart, I have a lot of older cookbooks with those kind of measurments.
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/03 01:56:38 (permalink)
    I ate at a Lums restaurant in Plattsburgh, NY, (just south of the Canadian border) three years ago while on vacation.
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/03 02:05:36 (permalink)
    Upon doing some research there is a location at the following addresses. I can't guarantee you that they're still in business, unfortunately. Five Internet "Yellow Pages" sites list it after entering the name "Lums" under New York state.

    3317 Chambers Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845 (607) 739-0029
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/03 08:35:52 (permalink)

    Here's one that's a little closer, call before going, don't know how up-to-date this info is:

    Lum's Restaurants
    191 Grant Avenue
    Auburn, New York 13021
    315-252-4383

    Grant Ave. is Route 5 east from downtown, maybe 1 mile out. It's in the Grant Ave Plaza. Hope this helps.
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/03 09:12:54 (permalink)
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    Bushie

    What a great site! Love the Kichen Charts section, particularly the heirloom conversion chart, I have a lot of older cookbooks with those kind of measurments.


    Hi OC. That's the website of fellow Roadfooder "Stogie". Lots of great tips and recipes on there. I use it a lot these days.
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/06 22:20:52 (permalink)
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    Upon doing some research there is a location at the following addresses. I can't guarantee you that they're still in business, unfortunately. Five Internet "Yellow Pages" sites list it after entering the name "Lums" under New York state.

    3317 Chambers Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845 (607) 739-0029


    They are still in business and their commercials run on TV all the time
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/09 02:43:38 (permalink)
    Last one I saw was in White River Junction, Vermont -- but that was in 1996. The phone # is listed as 802-295-3691, but I don't know if it's still there.

    Let us know if you find one still open!
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/13 21:16:01 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wee_pwoer2003

    does anybody know if there is a lums somewhere near lake ontario or wayne county. it would mean a lot to my dad if we could find one. if nobdy knows then does somebody at least know what they made there secret sauce out of or where i could get some? My dad once had a friend who worked there and he said it came in sort of a powder mixture.

    Loved lums in Florida in 1952.... if you find them post-it they had great sauerkraut.
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/07/13 22:22:49 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Bushie

    wee, as far as I know, the Lum's chain is totally defunct. They weren't in the area where I grew up, so I don't know what the "secret sauce" was like. I did a little searching today, and although it may not help, this was all I found:

    http://www.recipegoldmine.com/ccL/l48.html

    I wish you and your Dad well...


    BEER was the secret.... hot beer in sauerkraut juice... bombs could not go off any louder than you on the way out and they only cost $1.00 for a fat HOt Dog....
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/08/06 10:11:59 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wee_pwoer2003

    does anybody know if there is a lums somewhere near lake ontario or wayne county. it would mean a lot to my dad if we could find one. if nobdy knows then does somebody at least know what they made there secret sauce out of or where i could get some? My dad once had a friend who worked there and he said it came in sort of a powder mixture.
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/08/06 10:15:22 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wee_pwoer2003

    does anybody know if there is a lums somewhere near lake ontario or wayne county. it would mean a lot to my dad if we could find one. if nobdy knows then does somebody at least know what they made there secret sauce out of or where i could get some? My dad once had a friend who worked there and he said it came in sort of a powder mixture.

    I used to work at Lum's years ago. The Ollie seasoning was of 2 types- Ollie red was mixed with water and brushed on the burgers. Ollie blue was shaken on fries. They never let us know what was in them. I did see a Lum's just last week in a small town near Hornell, NY which was open, but many of them are run independently now and don't carry the old chain stuff. I have heard of one in Kentucky that still has Ollie burgers. Or try looking up the old Ollie's Trolley restaurants that started the Lum's chain. By the way, Lums was purchased by Weinerwald of Germany in the late 70's so maybe there's a link to that somehwhere. Good luck!
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/09/07 12:16:43 (permalink)
    Hello:

    I do know that there is a Lum's still operating down in Horseheads, New York across from the Arnot Mall. The Lum's in Auburn, New York may have closed. Not really sure, but I think that it has. Easy way to find out is to call information for the listing. Happy hunting.
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/09/07 16:29:41 (permalink)
    Lum's is still operating in Plattsburgh, NY. They are on NYS Rt 3 just a stone's throw east of the stoplights which give aceess to Exit 37, I-87.

    I think that there is still a Lum's across Lake Champlain in Burlington or South Burlington, VT, but I can't verify that for sure.

    Wally
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/09/07 16:38:46 (permalink)
    A search of Vermont Restuarants thru Google only lists the Lum's here in Plattsburgh, NY, so evidently there isn't one in the Burlington, VT area any longer. About 1 1/2 years ago I spent 4 1/2 L-O-N-G days in White River Jct, VT at a training seminar. The Lum's I remembered years ago in WRJ wasn't there then. For breakfast and dinner each day, I drove the 2 miles or so to the 4 Aces Diner across the CT. River in West Lebanon, NH FWIW.

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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2003/09/07 19:16:43 (permalink)
    there is a Lums Still open in woodbidge va , About 30 mi south of Washington DC , I belive its at the corner of RT 1 and 123
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2004/12/18 23:22:05 (permalink)
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    I have heard of one in Kentucky that still has Ollie burgers.


    For anyone still looking, yes! Ollie’s Trolley is in downtown Louisville on the corner of 3rd and Kentucky. I got an Ollie Burger and fries there just yesterday. The seasoning on the fries seems skimpier than when I first had them a few years ago, but of my parents say that overall the food still tastes the same as years ago.

    -Steve
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2005/01/22 12:18:14 (permalink)
    My father used used to me out to a Lums for lunch in Columbia(MO). The Restaurant was closed in the early 1970's and I have not seen one since then.
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2006/01/09 00:20:43 (permalink)
    Has anyone confirmed an open Lum's? If so can anyone tell me from new info or remembered what Root Beer they served in the late 60's? I am thinking it was Hires Root Beer but age is catching up with me.
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2006/01/09 19:18:49 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Root-Beer Man

    Has anyone confirmed an open Lum's? If so can anyone tell me from new info or remembered what Root Beer they served in the late 60's? I am thinking it was Hires Root Beer but age is catching up with me.


    Go to the "search" button above and type in Lum's. You'll be directed to several previous RF sites (including "long-gone regional chains") where there is extensive discussion on Lum's. There is at least one Lum's definitely open in S. Florida in Davie, near Ft. Lauderdale which QFan and others have posted on.

    QFan
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    RE: A 15 year old boy in search of lums 2007/09/18 17:00:49 (permalink)
    Sadly the Lum's in Plattsburgh went out of business last week (I worked there so I would know)...I believe there may be on Lum's left in Flordia.
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