People Going to Howard Johnson’s Restaurant. Photo by Bettmann / Contributor via Getty images Editor’s Note: The following is an adapted excerpt from Yale historian Paul Freedman’s new book, “Ten Restaurants That Changed America.” The...Show More Summary
The once-ubiquitous iconic American diner is down to just one store, but the legacy of its success can be seen nearly everywhere.
FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING AMERICA: Howard Johnson’s restaurant to close in Maine, leaving only 1 more.
During the Civil War Centennial (late 1950s-early 1960s) Steinwehr Avenue became the home to motels and restaurants which were built to accommodate the millions of visitors that poured into Gettysburg during that time. The Howard Johnson’s was one of those structures. Show More Summary
The last time I was at a Howard Johnson’s was in White River Junction — a small, seemingly sleepy unincorporated village in Vermont of fewer than 2,500 residents located west of the Connecticut River where Interstates 89 and 91 cross — years ago on a business trip. Show More Summary
A meal at a Howard Johnson was once as much as part of a road trip as the car itself. Now, one of the last two remaining restaurants is closing. The location in Bangor, Maine, is shutting down next month, leaving a single restaurantShow More Summary
A "slice of roadside Americana" is almost gone forever, as the second-to-last Howard Johnson's restaurant is slated to close Sept. 6, the AP reports. The restaurant in Bangor, Maine, opened in 1966 as part of the more-than-800-strong franchise of orange-roofed eateries. But come September, this once "dependable place for travelers...
The once-mighty roadside restaurant chain is almost a part of American history.
#NeverTrumpNeverHillary #NotInMYNameWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState's daily Open Thread! Today, we've got... Quick Hits Remember Howard Johnson's restaurants? Soon those memories might be all that's left--there are only two remaining, and one closes its doors for good in a couple weeks. Show More Summary
From 800 locations to just one An iconic American restaurant is officially going the way of the dinosaurs: Diner chain Howard Johnson's, which at one point had more than 800 locations dotting the country, will soon have just one location...Show More Summary
History and political buffs may be in store for their ideal place to live. The building that once housed a Howard Johnson hotel and was used as a stakeout location for the Watergate scandal -- owned by George Washington University in recent years -- will now get a new lease on life as an apartment complex...
Rooms 419 and 723 of the Howard Johnson played an integral role in the scandal. [ more › ]
There have been a lot of majestically rotating space stations since Stanley Kubrick blasted a Howard Johnson’s into orbit in 1968. For that matter, there have been plenty of suspiciously underpopulated space bases since Leslie Neilson touched down on Altair IV. Show More Summary
Hello friends! I am writing this morning from the Howard Johnson motel in Daleville, VA. I arrived here around 6:30 PM yesterday, after hiking 26 miles from Four Pines Hostel in Catawba, VA. It was my longest day yet, and also my first slackpack. For those who aren’t familiar, slackpacking is when someone drives the...
Remember Rax Roast Beef? Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips? If Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill's new makeover works, the restaurant may be able to keep themselves from becoming one of those almost forgotten family restaurants.
Earlier Tuesday morning, Asian parents who police officials believe to be from Brooklyn, New York called the maintenance worker at a Howard Johnson hotel in Niagara Falls where they stayed about their newborn infant being locked in the hotel safe, according to NY Daily News. Show More Summary
The parents of an infant who was locked in a hotel safe in Niagara Falls, Canada, won't be charged, officials said. The child was placed inside a small safe in a room at the Howard Johnson Hotel on Tuesday by an older sibling duringShow More Summary
On Tuesday, maintenance staff at the Howard Johnson in Niagara Falls were called to a room because a family from Brooklyn couldn't open the safe. Inside was a crying baby, apparently under a year old. [ more › ]
Canada – Canadian police are looking for a Brooklyn family who locked their infant in a safe at a Howard Johnson Hotel in Niagara Falls, officials said.A maintenance worker was called to the room on Tuesday morning and was met by the...Show More Summary
Canadian cops are looking for a Brooklyn family who locked their infant in a Howard Johnson Hotel safe in Niagara Falls, officials said.