Your Host serves Buffalo 27,000 burgers every day, 1965.

By Steve Cichon

Fifty years ago this week, if you were looking for a quick bite to eat in Buffalo, chances are that one of the 31 Your Host restaurants crossed your mind as a possibility.

At a time when eating out might have been more of a gamble, Your Host promised air conditioning, 100 percent beef and real cream for your coffee.

These ads all appeared in The Buffalo Evening News during the week of September 6, 1965.


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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.