Monday, June 22, 2009

Forgotten Fast Foods: Mister S Part 1

One fast food place that is sort of a mystery is the Mister S Drive-in Restaurant that used to be at 15th and Broadway. It appeared in the Lorain City Directory in 1968, with two gentlemen's names listed: Charles Bennington and Milton Slutzker.
   I haven't been able to find out anything about this restaurant chain, if indeed it was a chain. I seem to remember seeing one somewhere else in Ohio and being surprised.  At least one other Lorainite thinks there were others out there, specifically mentioning seeing one in Omaha, Nebraska on a retro fast food blog.
   Anybody out there have any ideas?


goggomobil said...

Below is a link to Google Street View of westbound M-5 in Farmington Hills, MI. Pictured is a former Mister S restaurant from the early 1960s (maybe earlier) that was located literally on the beginning of the old I-96 expressway (now M-5).

You can see that the sign posts are angled to accomodate the Mister S logo-shaped sign. I remember that the sign had an Alfred E. Newman-looking guy on it with a head shaped like Stewie Griffin's (Family Guy). I'm pretty sure it existed until the late 1960s.,-83.339713&sspn=0.009737,0.016544&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=29680+Michigan+5,+Farmington+Hills,+Oakland,+Michigan+48336&t=h&layer=c&cbll=42.449576,-83.339603&panoid=B0I9qynsb0UgOrRnM2A2nA&cbp=12,352.33,,0,-4.74&ll=42.449619,-83.339713&spn=0.009674,0.016544&z=16

-Alan D Hopewell said...

That Lorainite was me, Dan.