Re: Hamburger joints/grill
Date: January 01, 2012 11:18PM
Henry's hamburgers, it's been a long time since I've thought about that franchise. When I was a kid, we lived near Riverview Park in what is now the Roscoe Village neighborhood. It was probably mid to late '50s that a Henry's opened on the east side of Western Avenue, just south of Roscoe, almost across the street from the main entrance to Riverview. The business was probably hurt a bit when the overpass over the Belmont-Clybourn-Western intersection was built and I think they were gone before Riverview was closed. I tend to believe that the competition from McDonalds probably did them in but they had decent hamburgers and, once a year on the anniversary of their opening, you could buy a hamburger, fries, and a chocolate shake for 25 cents. BTW, the building is still there or, it was last year when I visited the city. It's an office on a used car lot as I recall.
I also recall Beefy's on Western, just south of Rosehill cemetary. The building is a florist now, IIRC.