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 Anyone Remember "Satellite Burgerteria's"

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Anyone Remember "Satellite Burgerteria's" Thu, 10/18/07 1:46 AM (permalink)
We had at least two of these pre-fab hexagon pod-style burger restaurants in Grand Rapids MI in the mid 60's-mid 70's.

One in front of the old "Atlantic Mills" discount department store stadium and another in Walker, MI (Standale)across from the Vista Drive in theater.

There were 3 red & white hexagon shape sections bolted together and you walked along a cafeteria line with a tray grabbing pre wrapped burgers from a glass enclosed steam box and moved on to fries from under heat lamps and on to drinks & shakes and paying a cashier at the end of the line.

They had a counter rotating ball with spiles that lit up with neon that was supposed to resemble an orbiting sattelite.

I also remember one of these places in Plainwell, MI just east of US-131

Anyone else remember this place in their area
<message edited by ShenB on Sun, 04/19/09 10:45 PM>

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    RE: Anyone Remember "Sattelite Burgerteria's" Thu, 10/18/07 11:49 AM (permalink)
    Hey try Satellite Burgerteria at
    or try google. They apparently have some info on it.
    We never had anything like that here in Texas. I guess the concept just didn't last.

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      RE: Anyone Remember "Sattelite Burgerteria's" Sun, 04/19/09 10:19 PM (permalink)
      In case anyone else is interested I just found some additional information on Satellite Burger'a at this link.

      There were 3 operating in suburbs of the Grand Rapids area in the late 60's and early 70's located in Walker, Comstock Park and in Jenison as I remember in addition to one at the M-89 exit of US-131 in Plainwell, MI. 

      The plainwell location was owned and operated by Schwarz's Restaurant in Kalamazoo on S. Westnedge.

      Satellitite Burgerteria - Albion, MI
      <message edited by ShenB on Sun, 04/19/09 10:51 PM>
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