The Bonaventure Shopping Gallery was one of the largest shopping galleries located within a hotel in the United States. The Los Angeles Bonaventure Hotel (now the Westin Bonaventure) was constructed between 1974 and 1976 and was originally owned by investors from the Mitsubishi Corporation and the architectural firm of John Portman & Associates. The 33-story hotel has four different elevator banks, and I can personally attest, is a very confusing building. The elevators are color and symbol-coded to try to ease in navigation.
The shopping gallery within the hotel was originally 75,000 sq. feet and stretched from the first-sixth floors of the hotel. In 1980, the mall area was renovated and doubled in size. With a retail area of 150,000 square feet, 50 retail shops and featured five levels of retail shopping within enclosed atrium, the gallery was designed with businesspeople and international travelers (many visiting from Japan) in mind. There were many high-end jewelry stores, clothiers, luggage stores and giftshops.
This list is from an undated telephone guide to the shopping gallery. I believe the list to be from shortly after the renovation, around 1980 or 1981.
ART _____________________________________________________ Galeria Cano Precolumbian art reproductions Level 5 – Telephone 625-2939
Louis Newman Galleries Fine art – painting, sculpture and original graphics Lovel 2 – Telephone 687-3200
Winbell Western art. crafts and gifts Level 4 – Telephone 620-1733
BOOKS, CARDS, MAGAZINES ________________________________________________________ Elson’s News, magazines, gifts, etc. Level 2 – Telephone 620-5732 in hotel dial 75127
In early 1956 Holiday Inn was just beginning to take over as the dominant motel chain. The first Holiday Inn Hotel Courts location opened by Kemmons Wilson at 4941 Summer Ave. in Memphis, Tennessee in the summer of 1952.
On U.S. 70-79-64 At Memphis, Tenn. City Limits East 120 Rooms & Baths – 100 % Air-Conditioned Restaurant in Connection Mailed from Memphis, Tennessee to Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Szukala of Alden, New York on December 6, 1952: Dear Children, Well I expect you are at the Doctors now, as it is Friday eve. This place is the nicest we have had, all new. I wish you could see it.
Within two years three more locations would open in Memphis and a few locations across several states.
1954 Advertising that ran in Tennessee and Mississippi
By the end of the decade Holiday Inn and their glorious Great Sign would come to dominate the American roadside landscape.
This directory, printed for 1956, shows the chain in its relative infancy. I took the directory and distill it into a few different parts. The first image is the directory entry, the second is a postcard image of the site and the final piece is a view of the location now.
Some of the information was rather difficult to find. I did the best I could to find accurate information on these locations. If I missed something or got something wrong please let me know.
U.S. 280 at Junction State 147, on Florida Short Route 3 1/2 miles north of Auburn, a beautiful college town. Restaurant, television in every room, air-conditioned, swimming pool, telephones in rooms.
Lyman L. Pittman, Innkeeper
Located at the Intersection of U.S. 280 and Ala. 147
Opened: March 1, 1956
Closed: Sometime after 1980
US 11 South, Birmingham’s only resort hotel. Near ball park, stadium, fairgrounds. Guest privileges Holiday Beach. Complete convention, sales meeting, exhibit facilities. “Restaurant of Distinction,” drug store, barber, playground, kennel, lawns, service station.
On U.S. 11 South – 9 1/2 Miles West of Downtown Mail Address – Box H – Bessemer, Alabama 16 minutes from downtown Birmingham, 7 acres of comfort and pleasure. 110 air-cond. rooms all on ground floor, parking at bedroom door. Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge-Bar. Children’s playground, swimming pool, other resort activities. Color TV.
Louis P. Woods, Innkeeper
U.S. 11, South Third Avenue
Opened: November 15, 1954
Part of the building is still standing. The back row of rooms has been long since torn down, the pool filled in and the restaurant building is no more. However, if you look at the satellite image you can see the footprint of the old Holiday Inn. A dive motel known as the Hiway Host currently occupies what is still standing.
PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS
In US 65 at Junction with City Route 65. Swimming pool, restaurant, convention facilities, all beds king-size, tile shower and tub combination, room phones, TV, year-round central air conditioning with individual controls, Baby sitters; kennels.
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Biggers, Innkeepers
U.S. 65 at City Route 65
Opened: March 1, 1956
Much of the HI shell still stands. The back rows and part of the front motel building are gone. It is currently Classic Inn.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
On US 85-87 (Denver Highway) at 5700 North Nevada, two miles north of the city. 104 luxurious rooms and suites, all air-conditioned and heated. Swimming pool. All rooms have television, radio and telephones.
Opened: October 1, 1955
This one is tricky. I cannot find any trace of what happened to the building. It appears to be long gone.
UPDATE: Thanks to KoHoSo for bringing to my attention that I have a card in my collection that shows what happened to this location after if ceased to be a Holiday Inn.
Albert Pick Motel 5700 N. Nevada Avenue on Denver Highway 85-87 Colorado Springs, Colorado Phone: Melrose 3-3876 Teletype CU-8436 104 Air-conditioned rooms, all with radio, television, 24-hour telephone service. Swimming Pool. Sirloin Room, Coffee Shop. No charge for children under 12
After hotelier Albert Pick split from the Holiday Inn chains, he rebranded the property under his name. You can see in the postcard above that it is definitely a Holiday Inn layout.
There is nothing left of this location.
GREAT BEND, KANSAS
On US 50-N in West end of Great Bend (at 5220 West 10th). Large meeting and banquet room, restaurant with small private dining rooms. Barber and beauty shop; service station; swimming pool. Individual heating and air conditioning; telephones.
Opened: May 18, 1956 (a month later than advertised)
Attached to Alexander’s Cafe
Great Bend Tribune – May 18, 1956
This located ceased to be a Holiday Inn a while back, but the building is entirely intact. The former restaurant appears to be the office for a storage facility that erected sometime in the 1990s.
On US 59 at junction with State 10 (23rd St.) in southwest part of city. Excellent restaurant; 52 air-conditioned rooms with free TV. Holiday Room (capacity 100); spacious lobby; service station; complete hotel service. All new, all the best.
Allan E. Hall, Innkeeper
U.S. 59 at Kansas 10
23rd and Iowa Streets
Opened: September 1956
This location was torn sometime after 1991. A Days Inn now stands on the site.
On US 81 (S. Brodway at Armory Rd., 1 1/2 mi. south of US 40. Swimming pool, terrace, play area. Near Smoky Hill SAC air base and Kanapolis Lake (Federal park project). Complete automotive service. Teletype connection with other Holiday Inns.
Paul Bryant, Innkeeper
U.S. 81 – Broadway at Armory Rd.
Opened: September 21-23, 1956
The Salina Journal – September 21, 1956
Amazingly, the majority of the former HI is still standing. Not sure when it ceased to be a Holiday Inn, but the Village Inn sign looks like a post-great sign addition, so it may have lasted into the 80s or longer.
On US 24 about 600 ft. west of cloverleaf junction with US 75 at north edge of city. Fine restaurant; Holiday Room (capacity 100); heated swimming pool. Free TV in each of the 52 air-conditioned rooms. Spacious lobby; full hotel service. All new!
Mrs. Grace Friend, Innkeeper
Junction Highway 24 and 75 West
Opened: August 1956
This one is also a bit tricky. Based on the location and the fact there was definitely something with an entrance on this spot, it very could have been here. No matter how you look at it, this location closed a while ago.
US 54, East (7411 East Kellogg) just a few minutes drive from downtown and from McConnell Air Base, Boeing, Beech and Cessna plants. Glass-enclosed heated swimming pool. Excellent coffee shop; gift shop. AAA approved.
Gary F. Thomas, Innkeeper
East 54 Highway
7411 East Kellogg
OPENED: December 1954
The building was torn down quite a while ago and nothing remains of the old site.
US 71, 165, 167 at State 1 (north end McArthur Drive at circle). Easy access to England Air Force Base and downtown. Fifty miles from Fort Polk. Swimming pool.
The Town Talk – August 23, 1954
James P. O’Neal, Innkeeper
U.S. 71, 165 and 167 By-Pass North on State
Highway 1 – McArthur Drive
Opened: May 1955
I had a little bit of trouble finding this one. The only specific address(es) I could find said McArthur Rd. at circle. it was probably in this general area.
US 61 North, inside city limits. In the heart of the Delta cotton country, 75 miles south of Memphis. A Holcomb Hotel with Admiral Benbow Inn Restaurant, specializing in seafood. Swimming pool, gift shop, sample rooms, Holiday Room for meetings.
Teletype: CLKD 185 – Telephone: MAin 4-4391 Enjoy excellent food, in an atmosphere of comfort and convenience. Year-’round air-conditioning with individual controls, swimming pool, TV, advance reservation by Teletype. 24-hour telephone service.
Paul R. Harrington, Innkeeper
U.S. 61, North
1901 State Street
OPENED: August 8, 1954
The Clarksdale Holiday Inn was the 5th Holiday Inn to open and the first one outside of Memphis. Hotelier Albert Pick franchised this location as part of his growing empire of hotels and motels.
Most of the building is still standing. One of the rows has been torn down, but the covered entrance and restaurant building still stand.
One mile west of downtown Greenwood on US 82 and US 49-E bypasses. 100% air-conditioned and steam heated. Phone in every room, TV. Beautiful dining room, convention facilities. Everything for family groups and commercial travelers.
1900 Strong Ave. – U.S. 49E and 82 By-Pass Teletype: Greenwood, Miss. 166 – Telephone: 4472 Enjoy excellent food, comfort and convenience, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Every room has TV and individually controlled air conditioning. Large lobby, 24-hour service, one rate, no extras. “The fine old innkeeping tradition in a modern setting.”
R.E. Simmons, Innkeeper
Highway 82 and 49, East By-Pass
1900 Strong Avenue
Opened: March 8, 1955 (Grand opening April 1, 1955)
I believe this is still the same building. I don’t have a picture of the old one, so I can’t totally be sure.
US 11 and 49 South (900 Broadway Drive) just off the Clover Leaf. Swimming pool, restaurant, room phones, convention facilities. Wall to wall carpet, TV, tile baths with tub and shower combination, year-round air conditioning with individual controls. Baby sitters; kennels.
U.S. Highway 11 South and 49 at Cloverleaf 900 Broadway Drive Swimming Pool – Air-Conditioned – Restaurant – TV and Telephone in every room.
Charles Wynn, Innkeeper
U.S. 11, South and 49 at Cloverlead
900 Broadway Drive
OPENED: April 1, 1955
Over the past few years this location has gone through a number of changes.
This aerial view shows what once was the restaurant building and the outline of the pool.
A little while later you can see the restaurant and pool have been torn down.
This more recent street view shows the property has been cleaned up a little and grass is growing where people one swan and ate under the glow of the Great Sign.
LONG BEACH, MISSISSIPPI
US 90 on the Gulf, 6 mi. west of Gulfport, 1 1/2 hrs. east of New Orleans. Stable with ten horses, trail rides, lessons for children. Deep-sea fishing. “The Pub,” Lounge, 1500-ft pier for Gulf Fishing. Year-round swimming pool. Fine golf facilities.
Clarion-Ledger – November 2, 1955
Courtesy of Matchsets
L. Victor Philippi
U.S. 90 – 6 Mi. W. of Gulfport
OPENED- July 1, 1955
I am not going to lie to you – this one has had me stumped. If you’ll notice in the brochure, this Holiday Inn has a completely different sign than the rest of them. Information is hard to come by.
I believe this may have been the location. Most of the waterfront in Long Beach was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Located within city limits at US highway 61-84 by-pass south. 52 air-conditioned rooms, all with radio, television and telephones. Beautiful swimming pool; delicious dining in moderate priced Coffee Shop.
The Historical City famous for its Ante-bellum Homes U.S. Highway 61 North Ph. 2-3686 – AC: 601 – T.W.X. NHZ 266 Restaurant – Swimming Pool – Free TV Free Advance TWX Reservations
OPENED: June 1, 1955
This one did not last long in the Holiday Inn chain. The location is no longer listed in the 1959 Fall directory. It looks like a series of motels occupied the building and lasted for about 50 years.
The building is gone now, having been torn down in the late 1990s. However, on the 1996 satellite photo of Natchez, I believe you can see the original structure.
Here’s the same location as of 2015
WEST POINT, MISSISSIPPI
Junction US 45-W and Miss. 10 on shortest and best route from Great Lakes area to Gulf, Florida and Southwest. Near Natchez Trace and Columbus USAF Base. Swimming pool; playground and park in connection. Fishing and gold nearby. Fine food.
James R. Keenan, Innkeeper
U.S. 45 West and Miss. 10
OPENED: July 1, 1956
Another tricky location. I cannot find an image of the overall shape and design of this location. The address is fairly vague, too. I was able to find a couple of motels on Google Earth from 2006 that may or may not be this location.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
13900 East US 40 Highway Greater Kansas City’s Largest and Finest Highway Hotel. Teletype: INDP., MO.61 – Telephone HUmboldt 3-9579
James A. Spears, Innkeeper
U.S. 40 at Noland Road
13900 East U.S. Hwy. 40
OPENED: November 14, 1954
This was the seventh location to spring up. It was torn down years ago in the name of the name of commerce.
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
By-pass U.S. 66 and 67 4543 North Lindbergh Blvd. at Long Road Telephone: HA 8-8900 Swimming Pool – Air-conditioned – Restaurant – Free TV – Free Teletype Reservations
William Costello, Innkeeper
By-Pass 66 and 67
OPENED: July 1, 1956
One of the largest locations in the early years with 5 motel buildings and a restaurant. The court was modified in the 70s or 80s and now very little remains of the St. Louis location.
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
NW corner US 29 north and 16th St. inside city limits – 2 1/2 miles from center of city. Featuring 150-seat restaurant, free television, telephones in all rooms, Honeymoon suite.
U.S. 29 North at 16th St. in City Limits 90 Rooms and Baths – 150-Seat Restaurant – Banquet Facilities – Sales, Sample Room – Bridal Suite – Television, Telephones – Wall-to-Wall Carpets – Tom Kellam, Innkeeper – Phone: BR. 5-5371
Tom Kellam, Innkeeper
U.S. 29 North at 16th Street
OPENED: November 15, 1955
This is one of the most complete locations left. The front building/restaurant is gone but the other two buildings are still standing.
South side of US 30 in downtown Canton, Ohio, the last major city you pass through en route to New York City for a comfortable one-day drive via the turnpike. Conference and salesmen’s sample rooms available.
Courtesy of William Bird
C.L. Maier, Innkeeper
U.S. 30 Downtown
800 W. Tuscarawas
OPENED: July 1, 1956
This is another location that remains fairly intact. The pool is gone, but you can see the outline to the right of the building.
Stony Ridge Interchange of the Ohio Turnpike and Ohio Route 120 (Detroit-Toledo Expressway). 18 minutes SE from center of Toledo – 1 hr. from Detroit. In the heart of industrial Ohio and Michigan. Completely new…entirely superior.
Highway 120 at No. 5 Interchange Ohio Turnpike Indoor Pool – Cocktail Lounge Restaurant Sauna Baths Phone: Stoney Ridge Ohio TE 7-2045
Paul Richards, Innkeeper
Route 120 at No. 5 Interchange of Ohio Turnpike
OPENED: June 1, 1956
This location is mostly standing as well. The pool has been filled in and the current motel looks like it might be in rough shape.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
12001 Northeast Urban Expressway on US 66 and 77, one mile west of Turner Turnpike toll gate. Only a few minutes to any place in Oklahoma City. Spacious living combines downtown hotel features with resort hotel luxuries at rates all can afford.
Holiday Inn is Oklahoma’s Most Distinctive Hotel. Spacious living combines downtown hotel features with resort luxuries at rates all can afford. Featured are 150 beautiful rooms, year ’round Air-conditioning, 24-hour coffee shop, the beautiful Sirloin Room, Terrace dining. Gift Shop and Swimming Pool. Holiday Inn Hotel 12001 Northeast Urban Expressway Oklahoma City, Oklahoma One Mile West of the Turner Turnpike On U.S. Highways 66 and 77
Cliff Potts, Innkeeper
U.S. 66 and 77 Northeast
12001 Northeast Urban Expressway
OPENED: December 1954
No clue. I cannot find this location. The street address does not exist anymore and the other directions are pretty vague. Leave a comment if you have an idea or know where it was located.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
On US 17 (Ocean Highway) 2 1/2 miles south of Old Historic Charleston. Restaurant, television, swimming pool, 20 minutes drive to world-famous gardens. Fine golf courses, drive-in theater, ocean beaches, Fort Sumter National Monument nearby.
2 1/2 Miles South of Historic CHARLESTON, S.C. On U.S. Ocean Highway 17 Telephone: SOuth 6-1651 – Teletype CS 286
Kirk Nabors, Innkeeper
U.S. Ocean Highway 17S.
OPENED: February 19, 1955
Another location that I cannot find anywhere on the map. There is no street address and US 17 goes on for miles and miles. I assume it’s gone.
US 45 North – on the road to Florida. Near Country Club. Swimming pool, year-round air conditioning, restaurant, convention facilities. Service station, television, wall to wall carpeting, telephone in every room. Plenty of parking space.
W.M. Berfield, Innkeeper
U.S. 45 North
OPENED: Spring 1955
This one was also difficult to find. I believe that this aerial view shows where the HI once stood. It’s the empty lot on the left side.
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (DOWNTOWN)
US 61 South (980 S. 3rd St.) two minutes from center of downtown. Convention facilities for 400 persons. Swimming pool, sample rooms, radio station, shopping center adjoining lobby. Limousine stop for all airlines. 172 rooms.
Memphis, Tennessee U.S. 61 – 980 South Third Air-Conditioned – Swimming Pool – Restaurant – In the City’s Business District
Jack Scheibler, Innkeeper
U.S. 61 at 64, 70 and 79 Downtown
980 S. Third Street
OPENED: November 1, 1953
The Jackson Sun – November 2, 1953
This was the third Holiday Inn to be built. The building still stands but has been heavily modified to become a Traffic Signal Maintenance & Construction supply for the city of Memphis.
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (EAST)
US 70-79-64 (4941 Summer Ave.) in east Memphis. In the heart of Memphis’ finest residential area, 20 minutes from downtown, within 5 minutes of best golf courses and clubs. Swimming pool, dining room, gift shop. 120 rooms.
4941 Summer Ave. – U.S. 70, 79 & 64 East Memphis, Tennessee Phone: 34-6687 3 Other Locations in Memphis: U.S. 61 South – U.S. 51 North – U.S. 51 South 450 Rooms – 450 Baths – 100% Air-Conditioned – Steam Heat – Pleasure Eating – Bridal Suite – Free Swimming Pool for Guests Only
Walker Gray, Innkeeper
U.S. 64, 70 and 79
4941 East Summer Ave.
OPENED: August 1, 1952
This is the original Holiday Inn. It opened in the Summer of 1952. The ribbon was cut by the five children of Kemmons and Dorothy Wilson.
The location stated with 120 rooms and expanded to 450 rooms a few years later. The location was so successful that the Holiday Inn headquarters were located on Summer Ave. nearby.
This location was sold in 1973 and demolished in 1994. An historical marker is located on the site.
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (NORTH)
US 51 North (4022 US 51 N.) at city limits. 20 min. from downtown. Nearest to Firestone, Bruce, Humko, Kimberly-Clark, US Rubber, Int’l Harvester, duPont, Grace Chemical, and largest US Naval air training center. Dining room, swimming pool. 120 rooms
4022 U.S. Highway 51 North Phone: 56691 MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 3 Other Locations in Memphis: U.S. 70, 79 & 64 East U.S. 61 South – U.S. 51 South 450 Rooms – 450 Baths – 100% Air-Conditioned – Steam Heat – Pleasure Eating – Limited Free Sample Rooms Upon Request
Mrs. Kate McDonald, Innkeeper
U.S. 51 North
4022 Thomas St.
OPENED: Winter 1953
The fourth of the original four Holiday Inns. The building still stood as of the 1997 aerial view (the red dot and three long buildings).
There is nothing currently at that location.
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (SOUTH)
US 51 South (2300 S. Bellevue). Ten minutes from Memphis airport. Limousine stop for all airlines. Twenty minutes from downtown. Playground with electric merry-go-round for children. Swimming pool, dining room, 76 rooms.
2300 So. Bellevue Blvd. – U.S. 51 South Memphis, Tennessee Phone WH 8-1522 3 Other Locations in Memphis U.S. Highway 70, 79 & 64 East U.S. Hwy. 61 South – U.S. Hwy. 51 North 450 Rooms – 450 Baths – 100% Air-Conditioned – Steam Heat – Pleasure Eating – Limited Free Sample Rooms Upon Request
Valley Hull, Innkeeper
U.S. 51 South
2300 S. Bellevue Ave.
Opened: Spring 1953
The second Holiday Inn Hotel Court to open in Memphis was located on S. Bellevue Blvd. The sprawling complex contained 450 rooms and a restaurant. The location lasted a little while, but changing neighborhoods and tastes, even in the Holiday Inn brand, caused this location to fall out of the chain.
You can see by the aerial view that many of the buildings are still standing.
US 60 & 66 (1411 NE 8th) in north Amarillo. Individually controlled year-round centrail air-conditioning. King-size Gyramatic mattresses, room phones, radios, TV. Heated swimming pool. Kiddie Korral. Easy access to downtown.
Bill Currens, Innkeeper
U.S. 60, 66
1411 N.E. 8th Street
Opened: October 31, 1954
The Amarillo location, built at the same time as the Independence/St. Louis location, opened on Halloween day 1954. It was officially the 6th location in the chain (behind four locations in Memphis and the one in Clarksdale, MS.
This is the 1991 aerial view on Google Earth. You can see the shell of the early Holiday Inns. The building would be torn down before the next aerial photo was taken in 1995.
This is the site now.
US 13 (Military Hwy) just east of junction with us 17, Norfolk county, Va. 10 minutes to downtown Norfolk or Portsmouth. Convenient to Azalea Gardens, historic houses, shopping center. Golf privileges. World’s largest naval base, shipyard nearby.
Courtesy of 1950s unlimited.
W. Ken Howard, Innkeeper
U.S. Highway 13 and 460
438 W. Ocean Drive
Opened: January 15, 1956
Not sure which one of these locations was the HI. I believe it may have been the one on the far right of the aerial view below.
The Admiral Benbow was never very big. I believe the franchise topped out at 18 locations.
At the time of this publication in 1977, Admiral Benbow Inns were a part of the Morrison’s Cafeteria franchise group. The scan to the left is from the back of a directory for Morrison’s, which I will share and map sometime in the future.
The history of the Admiral Benbow chain in someway is the darkest timeline of the Holiday Inn franchise. Both started in Memphis, the founders knew each other and both had gigantic plans for expansion. Holiday Inn was an unprecendented success. Admiral Benbow is a failed franchise lost to annals of time.
Morrison’s struggled for a while and sold the failing brand to Allad Industries. The franchise would limp into the 1980s but most motels would close not long after the middle of the decade.
Most of the following article by Jim Hanas appeared in the Memphis Flyer on February 17, 2000. I edited the parts that do no pertain to the history of Admiral Benbow. I encourage you to read the entire thing, as it is wonderfully written.
When the Admiral Benbow opened in 1961, it was a nice place, a “beautiful” place, in fact, according to boosters of the day. Designed in “the Jamaican influence” — part modernist box, part Spanish Revival neo-tack — it was the first motel in Memphis to be more than one story, and certainly would have been the first with a massive, reinforced concrete palm tree in front of it had the tree ever made it off the plans and onto the pavement. Like plans for parking ramps that would have allowed guests to drive up to their second-story rooms, it did not. Neither did the penthouse.
The motel was a gamble. Its founding father was Allen Gary, a darkly handsome restaurateur whose friends told him (quite accurately) that he looked like George Raft, an actor legendary for playing Hollywood mobsters. He was born the same year as Kemmons Wilson (he in Tupelo, Wilson in Osceola) and attended Central High a year behind the future Holiday Inn founder.
Gary served as manager at the Pig-N- Whistle carhop on Union and, later, Fortune’s Belvedere before founding, with partner George Early, The Stable restaurant in a Civil War-era farmhouse at the corner of Union and Bellevue in 1941. The city’s first bottle bar, The Stable announced the substance of its “Southern Horse-pitality” with a drawing of a drunken horse on its menus as waiters in starched white jackets served up five kinds of steak and set-ups to go with your “upsets” amid rustic squalor complete with wagon wheels and flintlocks.
Eventually, The Stable’s star got hitched to the future of Holiday Inns, as Gary took a seat on the board of directors of Wilson’s booming concern and Early-Gary Enterprises opened almost a dozen Admiral Benbow Inn restaurants in Holiday Inns across the country.
Which is where the gamble came in.
The launch of the Benbow motel chain required not only the demolition of The Stable, but also for Gary to resign from the board of Holiday Inns, which he did in 1962, a year before Holiday Inn stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
“All of us at Holiday Inns of America, Inc. and the Board of Directors wish you every success in your operation,” read a letter from vice president Bill Walton accepting his resignation.
Meanwhile, business boomed at the Benbow. Two months after it opened, it was humming away at 95 percent occupancy, drawing a mix of business travelers, Medical Center traffic, and other visitors to downtown Memphis. Some days, its occupancy exceeded 100 percent, as out-of-town shoppers rented rooms for the afternoon and checked out in time for their rooms to be rented again.
Another location was built by the airport in 1963, followed by another, a franchise purchased by Gary himself to kick-start franchise sales, on Summer Avenue. The offices of Early-Gary Enterprises, now Admiral Benbow Inn, Inc., moved across Bellevue to a refurbished turn-of-the-century frame house outfitted with windows like portholes. There, Mr. Gary sat at his desk in front of an original oil painting of Admiral John Benbow himself, the 17th-century British naval hero whose name appears in the opening pages of Treasure Island, attached to an Admiral Benbow Inn. Meanwhile, the Midtown location was expanded to 182 rooms. “Which will make us, I believe, the biggest motel in Memphis,” Gary observed.
Once, when the Monkees stayed here, the parking lot and catwalks were overrun by screaming, teen-aged girls.
The Tuscaloosa News – March 13, 1968
The mission was to have 100 Admiral Benbows built by 1970, but that number topped out at less than a dozen when the company was sold to Morrison’s, the cafeteria people, in 1968.
In 1975, the meager chain’s corporate headquarters were moved to Tampa. Eventually, the properties were sold and sold again with the Midtown location ending up in the hands of Allad Investments..
I did my best to map these locations out. Some of them may not be correct, as the address is vague and information scarce. Please let me know if I am incorrect on anything.
BLUE LINKS – Building still stands RED LINKS – Building is gone
In 1981, the Airport Benbow was the site of a fracas involving 480-pound professional wrestler Jerry “The Crusher” Blackwell, in which he was attacked by three women who would have absconded with his wallet if he hadn’t subdued two of them with vigorous hair-pulling.
Thrifty Scot was a chain of motels across the Midwest. The first location opened on May 13, 1973 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The chain was started by real estate developers Cy and Dan Brutger and within a few years the chain of no-frills, budget motels thrived.
St. Cloud Times – May 16, 1973
I know that there were at least 28 and as many as 30 locations scattered across nine states. I have not found a directory for the Thrifty Scot. I pieced this directory together after going through dozens of newspapers, websites and books. I am fairly certain that the address I have are correct. The locations without an address, are the ones I found mentioned but never found any details.
The chain dissolved in 1986 when all locations became Days Inns.
St. Cloud Times – May 11, 1973
3625 E. Mulberry
Thrifty Scot 1 person: $26.90 2 persons: $30.90 Fort Collins, CO 80524 2 psns. 2 beds: $33.90 303/221-5490 Cribs & Rollaways: $3.00 Distance from campus: 5 mi., Exit 269B West from 1-25, AC, TV, phone, complimentary cont. breakfast, some rooms equipped for wheelchairs, some nonsmoking rooms, restaurants in vicinity. Reservations must be made by 15 June 1984.
2301 Fourth St. SW
NEWTON I-80 & Hwy. 14 Exit
Hwys 371 & 210
6300 Wayzata Blvd.
MINNEAPOLIS – BROOKLYN CENTER
Shinglecreek Parkway and Interstate 694
Shoney’s Inns were a smallish franchise of motels started by the Shoney’s Restaurant group. The motel was started as a test run in 1974 and lasted through 1991. The majority of the locations were in the Southeast.
The brochure would be the last one the group would ever produce, as the franchise would be sold in 1991. Two locations remained as Shoney’s Inns through the late 2000s.
The restaurant chain is still going, although they already filed for Chapter 11 in 2000. A little more than 250 locations remain, down from the 1300 that were open at one time.
At the dawn of the 1970s, the motel industry was at a crossroads. Big motel chains had spent the 1960 building large, fancy motels with opulent cocktail lounges and restaurant attached.
As the economy struggled, occupancy fell in those motels. To combat this problem the motels would charge more to make up for the lost revenue. There is where a new concept is lodging kicked in.
No frills,budget motels began to spring up on highways and freeways all over the US. These budget motels appealed to salesmen and “to the family en route to a destination, including campers.”
Chains like Motel 6, Imperial ‘400’, Days Inn, Scottish Inns, Happy Inns, Friendly Inns, Family Inns, Regal 8, Thr-Rift Inns, Chalet Motor Lodges, and Econo-Travel Motor Hotels charged between $6 and $10 a night .These motels were not equipped with swimming pools, did not have a restaurant or bar as part of the and many did not include television, just a simple room for the budget conscious traveler.
Econo-Travel Motor Hotels started in Virginia around 1968 and by 1971 there 64 motels. This directory, from the fall/winter of 1974-75, is the chain at its apex. A few years later many of these motel would close and the franchise would be rebranded as Econo Lodge and then later sold.
Green Link – Motel still there and it is still an Econo Lodge
Blue Link – Motel building still standing, no longer an Econo Lodge
Red Link – Building razed
Horn & Hardart opened their first automat on June 9, 1902. The history of these restaurants and its impact on Philadelphia is beautifully captured in an article by Dr. Stephen Nepa in The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. The following section is from that 2013 article:
Beloved by generations of diners and immortalized in art, song, cinema, and poetic verse, Automats, also known as “automatics” or “waiterless restaurants,” were popular manifestations of an early-twentieth century modernizing impulse. Influenced by Frederick W. Taylor’s studies of scientific management and the widespread use of the assembly line, the Automat removed the process of ordering food through a professional waitstaff and allowed customers a faster dining experience via coin-operated vending machines. Designed to streamline dining out while offering a broad choice of freshly prepared menu items, Automats were integral features of Greater Philadelphia’s restaurant industry from the early 1900s through the mid-1960s.
Automats first appeared in Germany and Scandinavia in the 1890s. The first Automat in the United States opened in 1902 near New York’s Union Square. However, it failed to gain mass appeal and closed three years later. The Philadelphia area’s first Automat is credited to Joseph Horn (1861-1941) and Frank Hardart (1850-1918), whose local baking company imported the technology from Quisiana, a Berlin-based manufacturer….
Philadelphian Horn and New Orleans transplant Hardart had operated luncheonettes and bakeries in Center City since partnering in 1888. For their first Automat, they chose a site at 818 Chestnut Street. It proved an immediate sensation. After it debuted June 9, 1902, the Philadelphia Inquirer noted that Horn and Hardart had solved the city’s “rapid transit luncheon problem” of feeding people on the go. Their official slogan, “less work for mother,” affirmed their goal for faster restaurant service.
818 Chestnut St. – Courtesy of Phillyhistory.org
In 1932, there were over 40 restaurants, of which fewer than 20 were automats, in the Greater Philadelphia area and dozens more in New York. The company was thriving.
However, after the second World War, Horn & Hardart struggled to keep up with modern times. Changing tastes, reliance on automobiles and the flight to the suburbs slowed business. Urban renewal would claim at least one location when the company was forced to closed their commissary to make way for dorms at Thomas Jefferson University. One location at 16th and Chestnut hoped to revive business by selling alcohol, but to no avail.
The original Automat, at 818 Chestnut Street was auctioned off to the highest bidder in 1969. The interior of the venerable old restaurant was donated to the National Museum of American History and everything else sold. Horn and Hardart continued to limp until 1981 when the company filed for bankruptcy. May 12, 1990 saw the last location close it doors, ending the company’s near ninety-year run as Philadelphia eating institution.
This list, compiled from an undated address list and some research. Some locations may be missing. If you know of more, please leave a comment or e-mail me.
234 Market St.
339 Market St.
818 Chestnut St.
808 Arch St.
909 Market St.
1508 Market St.
11th & Market Sts.
101 S. Juniper St.
219 S. Broad St.
248 N. Broad St.
1601 Chestnut St.
1815-17 E. Allegheny
11th & Ludlow Sts.
1321 Market St.
5141 Market St.
104 S. 8th St.
11th & Market Sts.
101 S. Juniper St.
1508 Market St.
4670 Frankford Ave.
3413 Woodland Ave.
6826 Market St.
3638 N. Broad St.
219 S. Broad St.
6006 Market St.
136 Market St.
730 Market St.
104 S. 8th St.
26 N. 11th St.
11th & Ludlow Sts.
106 S. 11th St.
101 S. Juniper St.
126 S. 4th St.
244 N. Broad St.
Broad & Chestnut
818 Chestnut St.
1508 Market St.
1601 Chestnut St.
3940 Chestnut St.
4847 N. Broad St.
1429 Arch St.
11 S. 18th St.
23 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
412 Old York Rd.
54th & City Line
232 Market St.
732 Market St.
820 Chestnut St.
17 S. 11th St.
1601 Chestnut St.
3951 Market St.
5137 Market St.
6008 Market St.
3634 N. Broad St.
4847 N. Broad St.
5706 N. Broad St.
5543 N. 5th Ave.
4647 Frankford Ave.
5233 Frankford Ave.
6828 Market St.
6333 Woodland Ave.
5048 Baltimore Ave.
7308 Frankford Ave.
7200 Ogontz Ave.
6038 Castor Ave.
23 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
881 Main St., Darby
231 Haverford Ave., Narberth
412 Old York Rd., Jenkintown
63rd & Lancaster Ave., Overbrook
16 Broadway, Camden
719 Haddon Ave., Collingswood
144 Kings Highway, E. Haddonfield
Sambo’s. The casual dining chain with the controversial name opened on June 17, 1957 in Santa Barbara, California.Sam Battistone Jr. & Newell Bohnett (the restaurant name is a combination of the Sam and the Bo from Bohnett) established the restaurant with one goal in mind – cheap 10 cent coffee and a good breakfast. They succeeded.
The first restaurant a great success and more restaurants followed. In 1958 a second Sambo’s opened in Sacramento, California would see for more locations by the end of 1959. By the time 1963 ended there over 20 locations in the West. At the end of the 1960s there were more than 100 locations. By the time this booklet was printed there were 712 restaurants nationwide.
However, their name was/became controversial. The Story of Little Black Sambo is a 1899 children’s book by Helen Bannerman. The controversial story is about a dark-skinned South Indian. The boy in the story would be one of, if not the, symbol that eventually came to be THE “pickaninny” stereotype Sambo’s used a version of the boy from the book as their mascot.
Controversy was not there at first, but as the franchise expanded, the name became a problem. As Sambo’s as their murals depicting the boy reached cities that had seen civil unrest, the name and mascot were seen as racist stereotypes of a bygone era. Lawsuits were filed in multiple states, the NAACP got involved.
The Daily Beast writer Andrew Romano wrote a great article about the history of Sambo’s and this excerpt explains the demise of the chain:
Publicly, Sam Battistone Sr.’s son, Sam D. Battistone, refused to cave. As one Ohio judge put it, depriving Sambo’s of its famous name would strike “a mortal blow” against the company. But Battistone and his fellow executives were clearly concerned, launching “an educational process to convince consumers Sambo’s is anything but racist.” In the South, Sambo’s eventually decided to rechristen itself No Place Like Sam’s; the name Jolly Tiger started appearing on locations throughout the Northeast. At certain branches, historical photographs of the local community began to take the place of “Sambo’s tale” murals on the walls. But it was too little, too late. The sad fact is, Battistone, Sr. and Bohnett weren’t racists; they were just businessmen who seized on a branding opportunity—then wound up on the wrong side of history.
Meanwhile, unrelated legal and financial challenges were already chipping away at the company’s foundation. In 1979, 600 managers walked out after Sambo’s restructured its managerial program. Battistone’s successor was charged with funneling company money into a cattle-ranching scheme. Health code violation fines followed. So did a jingle lawsuit from Dr Pepper and several additional suits from the SEC. The racial controversy undoubtedly hurt Sambo’s brand, especially in the Northeast. But it’s unlikely that a more innocuous name would have saved Sambo’s from financial ruin. By 1982, most of the restaurants had been sold and the corporation was forced to file for bankruptcy.
This directory is from 1975, one the last years of expansion for the chain. At one point there 1,117 locations nationwide. Maybe at some point if I find a later directory I will include every single one. For now, these are the locations as of the printing of this 1975 directory.
Green Font = Still Sambo’s
Blue Font = Building still standing
Red Font = Building gone
BIRMINGHAM 316 Valley Ave. (torn down around 2012) DOTHAN 825 W. Main St. (not sure if the address is wrong in the book but I can’t figure out where it was) GADSDEN 2108 Rainbow Dr. HUNTSVILLE 3790 University Dr. MOBILE 2375 Airport Blvd TUSCALOOSA 3610 McFarland Ave.
CASA GRANDE 1202 E. Florence Blvd. GLENDALE 4372 W. Olive St. KINGMAN 2831 E. Andy Devine Ave. MESA 6813 E. Apache Trail NOGALES 2206 Tucson Highway (not sure where) PHOENIX 2720 W. Camelback Rd. 101 E. McDowell Rd. 10436 N. 32nd St. 2927 E. Indian School Rd. 3416 W. Thomas Rd. 2302 Bell Road PRESCOTT 1235 E. Gurley St. SCOTTSDALE 4360 N. Scottsdale Rd. SIERRA VISTA 2290 E. Fry Blvd. TEMPE 1020 E. Apache Blvd. TUCSON 902 E. Broadway 7280 W. Drachman 5460 E. Speedway Blvd. WINSLOW 725 W. 3rd St. YOUNGTOWN 11121 Grand Ave. YUMA 2951 Fourth Ave.
FAYETTEVILLE 4143 North College Ave. FORT SMITH 5111 Rogers Ave. (Maybe?) LITTLE ROCK 2815 Cantrell Rd. 8107 Geyser Springs Rd. NORTH LITTLE ROCK 4701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
ALAMEDA 1919 Webster St. ANAHEIM 1100 W. Katella St. 2110 S. Harbor Blvd. 605 S. Brookhurst ARROYO GRANDE 775 El Camino Real ATASCADERO 6910 El Camino Real AUBURN 13365 E. Lincoln Way AZUSA 855 E. Alosta Ave. BAKERSFIELD 3939 Ming Ave. 354 Oak St. 1736 Union Ave. BANNING 3285 W. Ramsey St. BARSTOW 1311 E. Main St. BLYTHE 9266 Highway 60
BUELLTON 321 McMurray Rd. BUENA PARK 8525 Beach Blvd. CAMARILLO 1620 E. Daily Dr. CAMPBELL 1461 W. Campbell Ave. CANOGA PARK 22200 Sherman Way CARMEL Rio Rd. at Highway 1 CARMICHAEL 7201 Fairoaks Blvd. CARPINTERIA 1114 Casistas Pass Rd. CASTRO VALLEY 3360 Castro Valley Blvd. CHICO 1910 Esplanade CHINO 12193 Central Ave. CHULA VISTA 303 Broadway CITY OF COMMERCE 5850 South Eastern Ave. CITY OF INDUSTRY 17200 E. Railroad St. CLAREMONT 710 S. Indian Hill Rd. CONCORD 1680 Willow Pass Rd. CORONA 4714 Green River Dr. CUPERTINO 10358 S. Saratoga-Sunnyvale DAVIS 255 2nd St. DOWNEY 7954 Imperial Highway EL CAJON 1104 Fletcher Parkway EL CENTRO 609 N. Imperial EL MONTE 3431 North Peck Rd. EUREKA 5th & Broadway FAIRFIELD 2190 N. Texas St. FOUNTAIN VALLEY 16205 Brookhurst St. FRESNO 831 Van Ness Ave. 1574 Blackstone Ave. 460 E. Shaw Ave. FULLERTON 3920 N. Harbor Blvd. GARDEN GROVE 7942 Garden Grove Blvd. GILROY 6120 Monterey St. GOLETA 5934 Calle Real GRANADA HILLS 17921 Chatsworth St. HANFORD 330 S. 11th Ave. HAYWARD 255 W. Jackson St. HEMET 1380 E. Florida INDIO 83254 Highway 99
INGLEWOOD 1051 S. Prairie Ave. LAFAYETTE 3586 Mt. Diablo Blvd. LAKE TAHOE 3284 Lake Tahoe Blvd. LIVERMORE 1304 First Street LODI 700 Victor Road LONG BEACH 1760 Bellflower Rd. LOS ANGELES 1407 N. Mission Rd. 1777 E. Olympic Blvd. 2601 S. Soto St. 600 S. Vermont Ave. LOS BANOS 855 W. Pacheco Blvd. LOS GATOS 165 Saratoga Ave. MERCED 200 Merced Mall MISSION VIEJO 27511 Puerta Real MODESTO 926 McHenry Ave. 1800 Prescott Ave. MONTEREY 2031 Fremont St. NAPA 303 Soscol NEEDLES 710 Broadway NEWARK 5745 Thornton Ave. NORTH HOLLYWOOD 12520 Sherman Ave. NORTHRIDGE 8726 Tampa Ave. NORWALK 12623 Norwalk Blvd. NOVATO 1700 Novato Blvd. OAKLAND Third & Broadway OCEANSIDE 2009 Mission Ave. ORANGE 2810 E. Chapman Ave. OROVILLE 515 Montgomery St. OXNARD 2420 Vineyard Ave. PALMDALE 350 W. Palmdale Blvd. PALM DESERT 73035 Highway 111 PALM SPRINGS 1596 N. Palm Canyon Dr. 411 E. Palm Canyon Dr. PARAMOUNT 8411 E. Alondra Blvd. RED BLUFF 200 S. Main St. REDDING 1335 Market St. 2230 Pine St. RICHMOND 12323 San Pablo Ave. RIVERSIDE 4093 University St. 3650 Tyler Ave. SACRAMENTO 3140 Arden Way 6601 Folsom Blvd. 605 16th St. 4661 Watt Ave. 1900 W. Capitol Ave. SAN BERNADINO 770 West 5th St. 702 E. Highland Ave. SAN BRUNO 2010 Rollingwood Dr. SAN CLEMENTE 610 Camino De Las Mares SAN DIEGO 10430 Friars Road 4610 Pacific Highway 4865 Harbor Dr. 7398 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. SAN FRANCISCO 2353 Lombard St. SAN JOSE 409 S. Second St. 1860 The Alameda 2122 McKee Rd. 2112 S. First St. 700 S. Winchester Blvd. SAN LEANDRO 15501 Hesperian Blvd. SANTA ANA 3001 S. Bristol 2101 E. 1st St. SANTA BARBARA 216 W. Cabrillo Blvd. 3768 State St. 22 E. Montecito St. SANTA CLARA 2910 El Camino Real SANTA CRUZ 1107 Ocean St. SANTA FE SPRINGS 13500 Firestone Blvd. SANTA MARIA 1841 S. Broadway SANTA MONICA 1560 Lincoln Blvd. 2021 Santa Monica Blvd. 1819 Ocean Ave. SANTA ROSA 1350 Farmers Lane SEPULVEDA 15651 Nordhoff SIMI 2025 S. 1st St. STOCKTON 11 N. Center St. STUDIO CITY 12215 Ventura Blvd. SUNNYVALE 800 Ahwanee TARZANA 18461 Ventura Blvd. TORRANCE 819 W. Carson St. 4127 Pacific Coast Highway 22924 Western Ave., South TULARE 1161 East Tulare Ave. UKIAH 1430 North State St. VALLEJO 901 Redwood St. VICTORVILLE 14678 Seventh St. VISALIA 610 W. Main St. VISTA 540 W. Broadway WESTLAKE VILLAGE 3887 Thousand Oaks Blvd. WHITTIER 16295 E. Whittier Blvd. WOODLAND 14 W. Court St. YREKA 145 Montague Rd. YUBA CITY 590 Colusa Ave.
ARVADA 9543 Ralston Dr. CANON CITY 1837 Fremont Dr. COLORADO SPRINGS 609 S. Circle Dr. 4315 N. Academy Blvd. DENVER 2910 E. Colfax Ave. DURANGO 666 Camino del Rio GRAND JUNCTION 701 Horizon Dr. GREELEY 1415 8th Ave. LITTLETON 399 W. Littleton Blvd. PUEBLO 3510 N. Elizabeth St. 3400 W. Northern Ave.
BOCA RATON 3249 N. Federal Hwy. BRADENTON 613 44th Ave. W. CLEARWATER 1535 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. 3270 U.S. 19 North CORAL GABLES One Miracle Mile FORT LAUDERDALE 1819 State Rd. #84 FORT PIERCE 2625 S. U.S. 1 FORT WALTON BEACH 543 N. Elgin Parkway JACKSONVILLE 5601 Beach Blvd. LAKELAND 1345 W. Memorial Blvd. 2410 S. Florida Ave. LARGO 3501 E. Bay Dr. LEESBURG Perkins St. MAITLAND 1221 S. Orlando Ave. MARGATE 5750 NW 15th St. MELBOURNE 75 E. NASA Blvd. MIAMI 3595 Biscayne Blvd. 2690 W. Flagler St. MIAMI BEACH 6900 Collins Ave. 2701 Collins Ave. NAPLES 1925 Davis Blvd. NEW PORT RICHEY 3315 U.S. 19 S. OAKLAND PARK 911 E. Commercial Blvd. ORLANDO 4849 S. Orange Blossom Trail 5623 West Colonial Dr. PANAMA CITY 5000 W. Highway 98 PENSACOLA 5831 Pensacola Blvd. POMPANO BEACH 2250 N. Federal Highway SOUTH DAYTONA BEACH 2240 Ridgewood Ave. ST. PETERSBURG 1101 34th St. N. 1550 66th St. North TAMARAC 5299 N. State Rd. #7 TAMPA 215 S. Dale Mabry Highway TITUSVILLE 2925 S. Washington Avenue VENICE State Road 45 & Sub-Station Road WINTER HAVEN 875 Sixth St., NW
ATLANTA 4115 NW Fulton Industrial Blvd. COLUMBUS 3040 Victory Way DORAVILLE 5800 Buford Hwy. SAVANNAH 7805 Abercorn St. Extension VALDOSTA 3151 Ashley St. WARNER ROBINS 1700 Watson Blvd.
BOISE 2197 N. Garden St. 925 Vista Ave. IDAHO FALLS 1438 W. Broadway LEWISTON 1407 S. Main St. POCATELLO 130 S. 5th Ave.
BLOOMINGTON 2302 E. Washington Blvd. CHAMPAIGN 202 E. Green St DE KALB 1221 W. Lincoln Hwy. DOLTON 633 E. Sibley Blvd. EFFINGHAM Route 32 & 33 GALESBURG 1081 East Main St. HANOVER PARK 1266 Irving Park Rd. JACKSONVILLE 1604 W. Morton Ave. JOLIET 411 Richards St. LOVES PARK 411 Riverside Blvd. MACOMB 1514 W. Jackson St. NORMAL 1602 N. Main St. PEKIN 3500 Court St. ROCK ISLAND 3108 11th St.
ANDERSON 817 S. State Rd. FORT WAYNE 3810 Coldwater Rd. 1535 Coliseum Blvd. N. 6631 New Haven Ave. FRANKLIN U.S. 31 & N. Shopping Center INDIANAPOLIS 2701 N. Shadeland Ave. KOKOMO 301 Espanol Dr. LAFAYETTE 2413 Sagamore Parkway S. LOGANSPORT 3800 U.S. Hwy. 24 East MUNCIE 1025 Wheeling PORTAGE 6121 Melton Rd. WEST LAFAYETTE 1223 Sagamore Parkway
AMES 415 Lincoln Way BETTENDORF Duck Creek Plaza CEDAR FALLS 4117 University Ave. CEDAR RAPIDS 3707 First Ave SE DAVENPORT 6109 Brady St. DES MOINES 2121 Hubbell Ave. FORT DODGE 2422 5th Ave. S. IOWA CITY 830 S. Riverside Dr. MARSHALLTOWN 2500 S. Center St. MUSCATINE 1903 Park Ave. SIOUX CITY 4301 Stone Ave. WEST DES MOINES 1530 22nd St.
EMPORIA 2002 W. Sixth Ave. HAYS 3404 Vine St. HUTCHINSON 200 E. Fourth St. LAWRENCE 1511 W. 23rd St. MANHATTAN 2710 Anderson Avenue MISSION 6403 Johnson Dr. OVERLAND PARK 8135 Santa Fe Dr. SALINA 540 S. Broadway SHAWNEE Kansas Hwy. 10 & Nieman Rd. TOPEKA 109 E. 29th St. WICHITA 1421 N. West Street
ERLANGER 3060 Dixie Highway OWENSBORO 3107 Frederica St. PADUCAH 2150 Irvin Cobb Dr.
BATON ROUGE 2323 S. Acadian Thruway BOSSIER CITY 104 Benton Road Spur LAFAYETTE 707 Frontage Road LAKE CHARLES 4001 Ryan Street MONROE 3224 Louisville SHREVEPORT 1107 W. 70th St.
HATTIESBURG 3301 Hardy St. JACKSON 130 Angle Dr. MERIDIAN Highway 19 North
JOPLIN 511 N. Range Line KANSAS CITY 1109 E. Bannister Rd. 9400 Blue Ridge Cutoff 7100 Eastwood Traffic Way 3145 Gilham Plaza LIBERTY 201 N. 291 Hwy. NORTH KANSAS CITY 1041 Burlington POPLAR BLUFF U.S. 67 North SEDALIA 2001 S. Limit Ave. SIKESTON Interstate 55 & U.S. 62 SPRINGFIELD 923 W. Sunshine St. ST. CHARLES 3939 Highway 70 ST. JOSEPH 1509 N. Belt Hwy. ST. LOUIS 10182 Natural Bridge 11814 Lusher Road
BILLINGS 2525 First Ave. South 6 24th St. West BOZEMAN 319 N. 7th Ave. GREAT FALLS 2001 10th Ave. South 225 Central Ave. HELENA 1231 Prospect Ave.
FREMONT 1110 E. 23rd St. GRAND ISLAND 1325 S. Locust St. OMAHA 4925 L Street
LAS VEGAS 5140 Boulder Hwy. 601 Las Vegas Blvd. North 3737 Las Vegas Blvd. South NORTH LAS VEGAS 2200 E. Lake Mead Blvd. RENO 895 W. Fourth St. 1945 S. Virginia SPARKS 2200 B Street
ALBUQUERQUE 5210 E. Central Ave. 6800 Menaul Blvd. NE 2000 Menaul Blvd. NE CARLSBAD 3720 National Park Hwy. CLOVIS 1620 Mabry Dr. FARMINGTON 400 W. Main St. LAS CRUCES 930 El Paseo Dr. ROSWELL 1208 North Main St.
BURLINGTON Huffman Mill Road & Kerney GREENSBORO 833 Greenhaven Dr. WILSON 1228 Torboro St.
FARGO 2130 S. University Dr. GRAND FORKS 1421 S. Washington St.
BARTLESVILLE 919 Frank Phillips Blvd DUNCAN 1317 N. Highway 81 MUSKOGEE 635 S. 32nd OKLAHOMA CITY 3401 N. Classen Blvd. 4548 NW 23rd St. 3701 South Western Ave. TULSA 4401 E. 31st St.
BEAVERTON 8975 SW Beaverton/Hillsdale Hwy. BEND 3081 NW Hwy. 97 COOS BAY 581 N. Bayshore Dr. CORVALLIS 455 NW Harrison Blvd. EUGENE 1675 Franklin Rd. 1488 W. Seventh Ave. GRANTS PASS 144 SE Seventh St. GRESHAM 1355 NE Division HILLSBORO 422 SE 10th Ave. KLAMATH FALLS 5140 S. 6th St. LAKE OSWEGO 670 N. State St. McMINNVILLE 1101 Highway 99 West MEDFORD 1025 S. Riverside MILWAUKIE 15350 SE McLoughlin Blvd. NEWPORT 705 SW Coast Highway PORTLAND 2275 W. Burnside St. 2651 E. Burnside St. 3330 SE 82nd Ave. SALEM 1660 Lancaster Dr. NE 480 Liberty St. SE TIGARD 11960 SW Pacific Hwy.
ANDERSON 3191 N. Main St. GREENWOOD 421 Montague St.
RAPID CITY 719 Jackson Blvd. SIOUX FALLS 1917 W. 41st St.
CHATTANOOGA 3907 Brainerd St. JACKSON 2207 Bells Hwy. MEMPHIS 1780 Winchester Rd. NASHVILLE 2304 Brick Church Pike RED BANK 4103 Dayton Blvd.
ABILENE 401 Westwood Dr. AMARILLO 2028 Paramount Blvd. ARLINGTON 2201 East Pioneer Parkway AUSTIN 800 Anderson Square Blvd. CLEAR LAKE CITY 1425 NASA Blvd. COLLEGE STATION 1045 Texas Ave. CORPUS CHRISTI 5015 Ayers St. DALLAS 13015 Coit Rd. 1625 S. Buckner Blvd. DENTON 706 Fort Worth Drive EL PASO 1500 Airway Blvd. 2929 N. Mesa Ave. FORT WORTH 4501 E. Lancaster 8124 Hwy. 80 West GARLAND 730 W. Centerville Rd. GREENVILLE 5203 Wesley Street HOUSTON 1150 Edgebrook Rd. 2318 Farm Road 1960 4602 Dacoma St. LONGVIEW 1023 E. Marshall LUBBOCK 511 University Ave. McALLEN 1629 N. 10th St. MIDLAND 3201 Andrews Highway ODESSA 1229 E. 8th St. PARIS 1651 Clarksville St. SAN ANGELO 3101 Sherwood SAN ANTONIO 1546 N. Babcock Rd. 1105 Vance Jackson Blvd. SHERMAN 2100 Hwy. 75 North TEMPLE I-35 & Adams St. 115 N. General Bruce Dr. UNIVERSAL CITY 1533 Pat Booker Rd. WACO 1201 Wooded Acres Dr. WICHITA FALLS 3310 Kemp Blvd.
LOGAN 690 N. Main St. OGDEN 3670 Washington Blvd. PROVO 365 West 1230 North SALT LAKE CITY 215 West North Temple 2741 S. State St. TAYLORSVILLE 1665 W. 4100 S. Redwood Rd.
ABERDEEN 720 W. Wishkah St. AUBURN 2235 Auburn Way BALLARD 6100 15th NW BELLEVUE 825 116th Ave. NE BREMERTON 3333 Kitsap Way ELLENSBURG 101 W. 8th St. EVERETT 10020 Evergreen Way FEDERAL WAY 31448 Pacific Highway South LACEY 608 SE Slater Kinney Rd. LONGVIEW 848 11th Ave. MT. VERNON 1501 Riverside Hwy. PUYALLUP 105 9th Ave. SW RENTON 610 Rainier Ave. South RICHLAND 890 George Washington SEATTLE 14325 First Ave. S. 8800 N. Aurora Ave. 6166 Fourth Ave. South 20305 Aurora Ave. North 2825 S. 188th St. SPOKANE West 128 Third Ave. 3525 N. Division E. 11520 Sprague Ave. TACOMA 7826 S. Tacoma Way VANCOUVER 2200 E. Fourth Plain (I think it’s the same building) WALLA WALLA 4 West Oak Street WENATCHEE 1014 N. Wenatchee Ave. YAKIMA 314 N. First St. 2208 S. 1st St.
APPLETON 3633 W. College Avenue FOND DU LAC 718 W. Johnston Ave. JANESVILLE 1313 Milton Ave. MILWAUKEE 6727 W. Hampton Ave. RACINE 5016 Washington Ave. SCHOFIELD 280 Grand Ave.