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
    Image: vintage-ads
  2. MISTER DONUT
    Image: Pinterest
  3. NAUGLES
    Image: Naugles Tacos
  4. BURGER CHEF
    Image: Burger Chef Memories
  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
    Image: Baby Boomer eMuseum
  10. WHITE TOWER
    Image: smokey2006 / Flickr
  11. PUP 'N' TACO
    Image: Pinterest
  12. LUMS
    Image: Beer Knights
  13. HOWARD JOHNSON'S
    Image: lvsutton / Flickr
  14. WEENIE BEENIE
    Image: Chris K. / Wikimedia Commons
  15. SHOWBIZ PIZZA PLACE
    Image: Burger Beast

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

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idkwut2use 8 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 21 months ago
Mister Donut is not defunct. They are still in business internationally. We have them all over the Philippines.
WILD 21 months ago
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Tony 21 months ago
I guess now we know why they are defunct.
ndebrabant 33 months ago

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