RE: Anyone remember Red Barn?
There was a Red Barn near the Michigan State campus in East Lansing. All the fast food chains were represented but Big Barn was ahead of the curve in many ways: First with indoor seating. First with super-burgers (Big Barney and Barn Buster). First with salads. Somehow McDonald's next door (walk up service only, only regular hamburgers and cheeseburgers) got most of the business. I guess if people wanted to sit inside and have a big burger, they went to Elias Brothers, Home of the Big Boy.
Burger King came in later with a poor location away from campus and a seating area and the Whopper and even they did better than BB (nowhere near as good as Mickey D).