Don’t you wish you could go back in time and have one last meal at your favorite fast food joint of yore? Let’s look at some more defunct restaurants from back in the day that we can no longer visit.
ARTHUR TREACHER’S FISH AND CHIPS
Don’t tell the Brits, but this fast food joint had the best fish and chips on the planet! In the late 1970s, there were about 800 locations across the country. Today, there are only eight remaining in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. If you live near one, we seriously envy you.
Before there was Dunkin’ Donuts, there was Mister Donut. The fast food chain opened its doors in 1956 and opened hundreds of locations across the country, but most converted to Dunkin’ Donuts in the 1980s after the parent company bought them out. Today there are still 1,300 Mister Donut locations — but you’ll have to travel to East Asia to visit.
Not to be confused with White Castle — or even White Tower for that matter — the Miami-based Royal Castle was also famous for serving some delicious sliders. Once Burger King and McDonald’s arrived, Royal Castle began to lose ground, and the chains 175 quickly began to disappear.
Before people were obsessed with Chipotle, there was Naugles. Founded by a former Del Taco partner in 1970, Naugles had about 200 locations before it actually merged with Del Taco in 1988.
Speaking of Chipotle, that’s exactly what replaced the last location for All-American Burgers in 2010. The regional chain, opened in 1968, was made famous for being featured in the ’80s classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High.