Dead Chain Help: Archie's Restaurant - Illinois / Indiana early 1970s

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2014/08/01 13:25:06 (permalink)

Dead Chain Help: Archie's Restaurant - Illinois / Indiana early 1970s

Here's a lost curiosity.  Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica - or at least the corporation what owned 'em - had a restaurant chain with locations in Joliet, Illinois and in Merrillville, Indiana.  And, like Dagwood's Sandwich Shoppe from 2008-2010, it crashed and burned.  There are some details, and excerpts from a comic book that advertised the venture, at today's installment of Stupid Comics:
 
http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics406.html
 
Does anybody have any memories, photos, or other ephemera from this chain?  Where were the other stores located?
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    Re: Dead Chain Help: Archie's Restaurant - Illinois / Indiana early 1970s 2014/08/02 15:27:25 (permalink)
    Mrs. Chicken and I have some friends in the Joliet area so I emailed them about Archie's.  Their recollection is that it opened in the mid to late '70s, only lasted maybe a couple of years at most, became an Italian restaurant called D'Amico's, and was eventually replaced by an Amoco/BP station 20-some years ago.
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