Buffalo’s fast food choices in 1970

By Steve Cichon

Not an exhaustive list by any means, this is merely a collection of fast food/drive-in style restaurants which had ads in The News this week 45 years ago.

Red Barn was a longtime favorite place when the hungries hit.

The Millersport Highway location of Sandy’s is now a car parts store.  The Transit Road location is a used car lot across the street from Hillview Elementary.

Gleason’s had two Amherst locations in 1970.

A visit to Col. Sanders would net chicken lovers a 6-pack of Dad’s Root Beer.

Beefy’s was a beef on weck place inside the Seneca Mall.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon is a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. writing about the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The storyteller and historian has written six books, worn bow ties since the 80s, and is the News Director at WECK Radio. A 25 year Buffalo media veteran, Steve's contributed more than 1400 Buffalo History stories to The Buffalo News, worked at WIVB-TV, Empire Sports Network, and spent ten years as a newsman and News Director at WBEN Radio. He's also put his communication skills to work as an adjunct professor, a producer of PBS documentaries, and even run for Erie County Clerk. Steve's Buffalo roots run deep: all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home, with his first ancestors arriving here in 1827.