Poll: How many of these defunct fast food chains did you eat at?

Are you the ultimate hamburger historian?

 
Americans will always hunger for hamburgers, so it's a good business to get into. That being said, fast food franchises come and go. 

In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, we drove our cars to drive-ins. Those are largely gone. Other trends like the '80s diet craze or the British Invasion led to other trends in fast dining.

Many of these chains were regional, but if the family piled in the station wagon for a road trip, there's a good chance you had a Weenie Beenie hot dog in D.C. or a Pup 'n' Taco hot dog in California. Of course, on the way there, you probably stopped at a HoJo for ice cream.

Here are 15 defunct fast food chains that once dotted the country. Check off the ones you ate at and see how your eating experience stacks up against others.
  1. ARTHUR TREACHER'S FISH AND CHIPS
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  2. MISTER DONUT
     Image: Pinterest
  3. NAUGLES
     Image: Naugles Tacos
  4. BURGER CHEF
  5. D'LITES
     Image: Flickr
  6. HENRY'S HAMBURGERS
     Image: Pinterest
  7. RED BARN
     Image: Vintage Ads
  8. SANDY'S
     Image: Pinterest
  9. WETSON'S
  10. WHITE TOWER
  11. PUP 'N' TACO
     Image: Pinterest
  12. LUMS
     Image: Beer Knights
  13. HOWARD JOHNSON'S
  14. WEENIE BEENIE
  15. SHOWBIZ PIZZA PLACE
     Image: Burger Beast

Poll: How many of these defunct fast food chains did you eat at?

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13 Comments

itsGretchen 9 months ago
I remember going to Yogi Bear drive-in and getting a Ranger Burger. Yum! 🍔
DeborahRoberts 12 months ago
Wetson's just sounds unappetizing.
DerekBird 29 months ago
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BettyMcauliff 29 months ago
never even hesrd of alot of them
JGegenheimer 29 months ago
Weenie Beenie is NOT defunct. I only know of one location, so if they used to be a chain I suppose it may be eligibile, but there's on in Arlington, VA that is still open.

https://weeniebeenie.net/
https://www.yelp.com/biz/weenie-beenie-arlington

P.S. I also wouldn't have considered Howard Johnson's to be fast food, but maybe that's just me.
idkwut2use 40 months ago
Howard Johnson maybe...we used to have a hotel in our town and I seem to possibly recall eating at one on some trip or other. Could be mistaken. Red Barn gave me pause but I’m probably just thinking of Red Robin, Dress Barn, Comedy Barn, Al’s Toy Barn...no Red Barn. xD;
MikeBugal 53 months ago
Mister Donut is not defunct. They are still in business internationally. We have them all over the Philippines.
WILD 53 months ago
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Tony 53 months ago
I guess now we know why they are defunct.
ndebrabant 65 months ago

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