Dead chain help: Danver's

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2017/03/19 21:11:33 (permalink)

Dead chain help: Danver's

I spotted a Danver's in Memphis.  I'd forgotten completely about this restaurant chain from the seventies, which offered burgers, roast beef, hot ham sandwiches, a salad bar, and Tiffany lampshades.  I'm certain I remember it from Smyrna GA, but friends and family can't back me up on that.  Other friends have confirmed that the chain used to have locations in Rome and Athens GA and in Oxford MS, though they only have a presence in Memphis these days.  Their store on Union looks like a repurposed Wendy's.
 
Does anybody know any other cities where this chain could once be found?  And since I no longer live in the Atlanta area and don't have access to the old city directories at the library down the road, I don't suppose anybody knows where in Smyrna (or maybe Marietta) the one I remember was?
 

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    leethebard
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    Re: Dead chain help: Danver's 2017/03/20 04:38:19 (permalink)
    Nice to see an old chain surviving!!
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    Re: Dead chain help: Danver's 2017/03/20 09:40:45 (permalink)
    Fort Smith, AR had one back in the 70's.  Didn't last long.  I really liked their food but they were in a location that no eat joints have ever been able to survive.  Probably 5 or 6 gave it a try after they closed.  The building was finally demolished about 25 years ago and a bank was built on the lot.
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    Re: Dead chain help: Danver's 2017/03/20 19:41:41 (permalink)
    I'd never heard of Danvers until this thread so it seems likely that it was a southeast regional chain that didn't get as far as northern Illinois.
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    Re: Dead chain help: Danver's 2017/03/22 09:56:25 (permalink)
    There was a Danver's in Bham when I was a kid, long since shuttered.
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    Re: Dead chain help: Danver's 2017/03/22 10:25:06 (permalink)
    There was one in Jackson Mississippi in the early 80's.
    Food was really good and we missed it after it closed.
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    Re: Dead chain help: Danver's 2017/05/23 21:46:39 (permalink)
    My (short) story about Danver's is up. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
     
    https://marieletseat.com/...restaurant-memphis-tn/
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    Re: Dead chain help: Danver's 2017/05/23 22:40:28 (permalink)
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    My (short) story about Danver's is up. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
     
    https://marieletseat.com/...restaurant-memphis-tn/


    A good rabbit hole to fall down would be researching the father of Chris Bell (Big Star) Vernon who co-founded the Danver's chain way back when.
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