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CITY ADDRESS NOTES
Alpena 400 S. Ripley Blvd. Closed 1980?, now Big Boy
Ann Arbor 2080 W. Stadium Blvd. *Opened 1972 under chain's alternate name of Jolly Tiger; apparently spent at least some time as Sambo's.
*Later Pizza Hut until mid-1990s, became Kenny Rogers Roasters ca. 1995, Holiday's 1997.
Bay City 4175 N. Euclid Ave. *Closed 1983 under chain's alternate name of Season's; may have spent a short time as Denny's.
*Became Stevens Boats ca. 1990, torn down 2007 for medical offices.
Benton Harbor 2050 Pipestone Rd. Later Point Restaurant, torn down before 1997 for Applebee's
East Lansing 135 E. Saginaw Later Pizza Hut, torn down late 2000s for Rite Aid
Farmington Hills 28130 W. 8 Mile Rd. Opened after 1976; later a printing service, torn down for White Castle.
Flint 1901 S. Dort Hwy. Became Big Boy ca. 1983; closed 200x, later Z's Buffet, now House of Hunan.
G-4346 W. Pierson Rd. Later Pizza Hut until early 1990s, now Chemical Bank
Fort Gratiot 4010 24th Ave. Now Denny's
Grand Rapids 415 College Ave. NE Now an office building
3500 28th St. SE Now Mattress World
Hazel Park 22821 S. Chrysler Dr. Later Big Boy, closed mid-2000s, now Coney Cravers
Jackson 1180 N. West St. Now Sleep Doctor Mattress
Lansing 4337 W. Saginaw Hwy. Opened 1974; later Pizza Hut, then Fortune House, torn down for O'Reilly Auto Parts
6636 S. Cedar St. Later Denny's, then Legends, torn down ca. 2013, site vacant
Marquette 1230 W. Washington Later Alexander's, torn down for Marquette Federal Credit Union
Midland 1709 N. Saginaw Rd. Later Citizens Bank, became FirstMerit Bank 2013
Monroe 1224 N. Dixie Hwy. Now Denny's
Mt. Pleasant 1904 S. Mission St. Later TJ Peppers, now Buffalo Wild Wings
Norton Shores 3409 Hoyt St. Attached to Days Inn; later Daybreak Restaurant, now motel lobby. Motel later Quality Inn, now Red Roof Inn.
Pontiac 1065 N. Perry St. Later La Guadalupana, now vacant
Portage 6202 S. Westnedge Now Bilbo's Pizza in a Pan
Redford 14349 Telegraph Rd. Later Pizza Hut, now Allstate Billiards
Roseville 31560 Gratiot Ave. Now Car Tunes
Saginaw 4585 Bay Rd. Became Flap Jack Shack 1983, became KFC mid-1980s
5940 State St. Later Zesto's Ribs until early 2000s?, torn down for Applebee's
Sterling Heights 34180 Van Dyke Ave. Later Travis's, now Olga's Kitchen
Taylor 21250 Eureka Rd. Later Silverman's Restaurant, became Hooters March 12, 1995.
8950 S. Telegraph Rd. Now Switch Eye Center
Traverse City 626 E. Front St. *Opened 1978, closed 1982, later a succession of restaurants including Six Twenty Six East Front, Pepper's, then Shooter's.
*Torn down late 2012-early 2013 along with adjacent former gas station for Traverse Bay Area Credit Union.
Warren 26800 Groesbeck Hwy. Opened 1977; later Wine Cellar Party Store, now vacant
26680 Dequindre Rd. Now Ponderosa Steakhouse
Waterford 6025 Highland Rd. Later Tapatio Mexican Grill, now Galapagos
Wayne 32700 Michigan Ave. Later Alex's, torn down for Walgreens
Westland 6360 N. Wayne Rd. Now Big Boy

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