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Fast Food Joints Southern California

 

Serrano Tacos
Santa Ana, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Serrano Tacos features a cool looking marquee out front, with what looks to be a grinning bandit.

 

 

Tacos
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Here's a Tacos to go sign that may be reminiscent of a neighbor taco chain.

 

 

Dinah's Chicken
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the old bucket and orange paint for Dinah's Chicken, a sign which at first glance will look like you've reached the home of the Colonel instead. The aroma of good ol' fried chicken will make you hungry for a bucket or two.

 

 

 

 

Del Taco
Corona, CA
Photo courtesy Louis Di Fazio

Here are a couple of nights shots taken of the Del Taco sign in Corona, CA. Del Taco is a competitor to Taco Bell out in the West

 

 

 

Johnie's French Dip
Venice, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

This neon sign sits out front of Johnie's French Dip in Venice, CA. Johnie's is known for some great french dip and pastrami sandwiches.

 

 

The Hat
Simi Valley, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Hat signs are great for good working neon, and this one is not different. One of the original if not THE original Hat's is at the corner of Garfield and Valley Boulevards in Alhambra. Although dining is of the open air sort without any conditioning, eating a world-famous pastrami with extra pickles and watching cars whiz around the corner ... there's nothing like it.

 

 

The Hat
Alhambra, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Hat is world famous for its pastrami sandwiches. First opening in 1951, this Alhambra location was the first The Hat of 10 restaurants. 04-06

 

 

Arby's Roast Beef (Closed)
Whittier, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's an old Arby's Roast Beef, complete with Chuckwagon hat. 04-08

 

UPDATE 01/13 : The Arby's closed down in late 2012 and the sign was unceremoniously removed. 01-13

 

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