Iconic And Controversial Fast Food

All Star Café

The sports-themed restaurant had 10 outposts once upon a time, but after the last official store closed its doors at the Walt Disney World location in 2007

Burger Chef

the creator of the toy with burger purchase, say a prayer for Burger Chef. The OG happy meal chain was super successful back in the mid 1900s with 1,200 locations

Burger Queen

The chain served burgers, fried chicken, and salad. At one point, the chain changed its name to Druther’s. Around 1990 most of the outposts turned into Dairy Queens

Beefsteak Charlie's

Known for their steak sandwich, the 1910 est. restaurant reached chain status come 1976. After growing to 60 locations, the chain took a hit and closed its final door in 2009.


Carrols was fast food chain established back in the 1960s and had a yellow slug as their mascot. Since then, a lot's changed. While Carrols locations became defunct around the '80s

Chicken George

Chicken George was small but oh-so mighty. Founded in Maryland, the company eventually expanded to six stores, with the Maryland location having crazy popularity.

Dee’s Drive-In

College students and late-night drunk eats? Sounds like a solid business plan. And it was for a while. Dee’s Drive-In catered to University of Utah students back in the 1920s

Doggie Diner

Burgers and dogs sound like a match made in heaven.Unfortunately, though, that wasn’t the reality for Doggie Diner.The California-based hamburger and hotdog joint closed officially in 1986

Geri’s Hamburgers

Originally marketed as a take-out joint, but later had some seating. Come 1981, the corporation folded. While a few still ran independently, in 1999, the last Geri’s ceased to exist.

Gino's Hamburgers

The #dreamteam went on to found 359 locations. But Marriott Corporation scooped up the chain in 1982 and rebranded the locations into Roy Rogers Restaurants.

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