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Fast Food Joints Southern California


The Munch Box
Chatsworth, CA
Photo and info courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's The Munch Box, an old roadside stand that's been a Chatsworth landmark for almost 50 years. The Munchbox hamburger stand (circa 1956) has been added to the Cultural Heritage Commission's list of historic-cultural monuments.

See Roadside Peek's Spotlight on the Munch Box.




Tastee Freez
Perris, CA
Photo courtesy Ralph Squillace

Here's an original Tastee Freez. Located in Perris, drop by Tastee for a burger, taco, or shake. It's on Fourth Street and Perris Boulevard and practically screams 70s right down to the A-frame building! Many thanks to Ralph Squillace for info.

(Far right) The Tastee Freez marquee

(Near right) The building



Queens (Closed)
San Bernardino, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's a good reminder of the era where a good lookin' sign was almost as important as the food served within. Queens Fine Food features a rather unique sign featuring an interesting queen character carrying a hot dish. Check out the colors on this sign,which scream 60's/70's. Unfortunately, this restaurant may not be around forever, judging by the fencing around it. 03-05





(Far left) A look at the Queens marquee.


(Left) A couple of additional views of the Queens site.




The Grinder Haven
Ontario, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

The Grinder Haven still serves up submarine sandwiches to patrons in Ontario.



Taco Tio (Closed)
La Mirada, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a Taco Tio Hamburgers with its trademark cactus sign. Yep, just how many businesses can boast of both an easy off and on ramp.

That sign is located right off the 5 freeway (just like the sign says) in La Mirada, CA. It isn't a restaurant anymore. I don't think it's been a restaurant since the 80's. It's now a used work truck lot. Many thanks to Stefanie Apel for above info.













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