Here's Mayhew's Restaurant of Sandusky, OH. It's marquee
sits right alongside the building.
Indianapolis, IN Photo and info courtesy Emily Steele
Check out the La Hacienda. It
used to be the "Torch," until recently and has a gigantic sea
green torch in the center of the restaurant.
The shape of this restaurant is also a throwback to the mid-century time.
(Far left) The close-up shot of the La Hacienda marquee
Indianapolis, IN Photo courtesy Emily Steele
Drop by Mike's on the way to the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, which is nearby. Check out this old roadside marquee.
Royal Oaks, MI Photo courtesy Tony Craig
Here's the marquee for the Como's Restaurant, located
in Royal Oaks, MI. Wish the signs were still commonly made like this these
Des Plaines, IL Photo courtesy Tony Craig
The Choo Choo is a restaurant/diner that's been
in business since the early 1950's. The Choo Choo has become a Des Plaines
landmark since then.
UPDATE 11/09 : Here's a close-up shot of the Choo Choo restaurant in Des Plaines. The Choo Choo has been serving its burgers using a model train since 1951. In this NBC Chicago article from a year ago, the Choo Choo was in danger of being razed to make room for a new police station. In fact, a site called www.savethechoochoo.com was created to fight the development plan that had the City purchasing the land and finding another location for the eatery. 11-09
In this latest story posted by the Journal Online on November 20, 2009, The City of Des Plaines has given up for now its plan to purchase the former Masonic Temple building downtown as well as the land of the adjacent Choo Choo. The Choo Choo Restaurant appears to be safe for the time being. Many thanks to Tammy Terwelp for updated photo and link to NBC Chicago article. 11-09
The Choo Choo
Des Plaines, IL Photo courtesy Tammy Terwelp