A memory from my early childhood is going to one of two Yankee Doodle Dandy restaurants in the area. They were pretty much in line with a Bakers Square or a Denny’s today, but focused almost solely on fast-food fare. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, and the like were standard on the menu.
Thing is, I don’t remember much about them either than going to a location or the style of the french fry bag. That’s it. I scoured the web, looking for any kind of permutation on the name, and found nothing. A Google search for Yankee Doodle and restaurant pulls up quite a few things, but nothing related to the place I remember… outside of a very cool page that features a lot of names you might remember. But nothing cohesive!
There was one on Harlem and Cermak in Berwyn, IL… and I’m certain there was one on LaGrange Road, just north of 31st Street, in LaGrange, IL. Today the Berwyn site is home to McDonald’s, and the LaGrange site is a dry cleaners. If anyone can jog my memory on this, please do so. -pm
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