Looking for name of old restaurant on...

Looking for name of old restaurant on LA Ave

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Forney, TX

#1 Aug 10, 2008
Many many years ago there was a restaurant that was located on LA Ave across the street from what used to be Bob's Big Boy, this restaurant served those old fashioned giant swirled lollipops. If my memory serves me correctly this placed had burned down. Does anyone remember this place or the name of it??


Billings, MT

#2 Aug 14, 2008
It was called John henry's


#3 Aug 15, 2008
I remember Bob's, but not John Henrys?? When was that???
Matthew Herzer

Billings, MT

#4 Aug 28, 2008
Back in the 60's, an ice cream parlor, with the big lollipops that Chris remembers. Served hamburgers and other stuff. North side of L.A. ave just a bit west of bob's, now long gone....
Used to live there

United States

#5 Sep 11, 2008
A Long time ago didn't they have an Arnolds restaurant there but it didn't last long.

Pleasantville, NY

#6 Oct 11, 2008

Donie, TX

#7 Oct 13, 2008
Used to live there wrote:
A Long time ago didn't they have an Arnolds restaurant there but it didn't last long.
Arnolds wass further east on LA ave. Was an old Pizza Hut (i think)converted to Arnolds in 1981-82. Didn't last long.
Tim Ahern

Granada Hills, CA

#8 Feb 13, 2009
John Henry's had a Chocolate Shake called an "awful awful". If you could guzzle the whole thing they would give you another one free. like you'd want another one?
Gerald in yuma

Yuma, AZ

#9 Mar 1, 2010
John Henry's Became Arturos Mexican Restrauant.
Gerald in yuma

Yuma, AZ

#10 Mar 1, 2010
Arturo's had good food. I remember my mom taking us there after school. (Madera Elementary) The chips and salsa were my favorite. As for John Henrys they had that huge wrap around counter that looked like it could seat the whole community. Also don't forget the Madera Steak House

United States

#11 Mar 18, 2010
I remember John Henry's, it was like a Farrell's ice cream parlour. They had shakes, malts, sundae's and the "awful awful." Great fun in those days when my friends and I would ride our bikes there for ice cream. They had good sanwiches too. One of our only "nicer" restaurants (Madera Inn) in the day was also located in that shopping center, along with Donna Lee donuts. The good ole' days of Simi ... gone :(

Gardena, CA

#12 Feb 8, 2011
Something else that I remember about John Henry's was those candies that looked like rocks.Does anyone remember Engineer Bill visiting kids at Thrifty Mart?
Simi Valley Hist Society

Studio City, CA

#15 Nov 16, 2012
We found an old photo and Menu from Jonh Henry's. On our Facebook page;

Long Beach, CA

#16 Jan 31, 2014
back in the late 60's and early 70's my mom would take me there for a burger and a malt.Those meals were just her and I. It was some of the best times with my mom, I'll never forget them.

Montebello, CA

#17 Mar 10, 2014
does anyone remember a bank that was on l.a. ave across from the carls junior near yosemite it was in a two story building thats a law office now it was kinda western themed and it was on the second floor
Sue Ellen

San Francisco, CA

#18 Jun 15, 2014
Saw that someone mentioned Donna Lee's donuts....said to say that I tried the place there now, and it's terrible! Fond memories of Donna Lee Donuts. Anyone else remember them? I also remember John Henry's but never tried the Awful Awful.

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