HISTORY
1967-1968-  Marriott & Roy Rogers agree on deal to use Roy Rogers Name for Restaurant Chain
Jan 31, 1968- Marriott Opens First Roy Rogers In Falls Church, VA
1970's- Roy Rogers Locations open throughout the Baltimore-Washington Areas as well as in the New York Area
1982- Marriott Buys Gino's Chain And Converts locations to Roy Rogers
1983- Marriott Opens First Turnpike Roy Rogers on The New Jersey Turnpike
1985- Marriott Buys Howard Johnson's and converts some locations to Roy Rogers
1987- Marriott Expands Roy Rogers To 10 Locations on the New Jersey Turnpike
1986- Marriott Converts 3 Old Howard Johnson's On Mass Turnpike To Roy Rogers
1987- Marriott Converts 6 Old Howard Johnson's On the Pennsylvania Turnpike To Roy Rogers
1989- Marriott Opens Roy Rogers On I-95 In Lexington MA, And Newton, MA
1990- Roy Rogers Has 894 Locations Mainly in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Regions
1990- Marriott Sells Roy Rogers To Hardees for $365 Million
1990- Hardees Converts 220 Roy Rogers in the North East & Mid-Atlantic To Hardees
1992- Due to Customer Loyalty Hardees Reconverts 220 Locations Back To Roy Rogers and restores old menu except for breakfast
1992- Marriott Now a franchiser of Roy Rogers opens 7 locations along the New York State Thruway
1994- Hardees Sells 94 Philadelphia Area Roy Rogers To Boston Chicken
1995- Marriott Renovates Molly Pitcher Service Area On New Jersey Turnpike & Renovates And Reopens Roy Rogers.
1995- Hardees Sells 94 Company Owned Roy Rogers in the New York Area To Wendys
1996- Hardees Sells Remaining 184 Company Owned Restaurants To McDonalds Corp.,  leaving only Franchises
1999- I-95 Roy Rogers In Newton, MA & Lexington, MA Close as HMS Host loses contract to McDonalds Corp.
2000- New Roy Rogers Opened in Frederick, MD by Plamondon Corp, a Franchiser of 15 Roy Rogers
1999- Roy Rogers Gives Away Trip to Wyoming in Round Up Combo Sweepstakes
1999-Roy Rogers Introduces Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich at participating franchises
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1999- HMS Host Wins Contract Extension For New Jersey Turnpike, plans to use Roy Rogers at 5 Service Areas until at least 2018
2001- 3 Mass Pike Roy Rogers Close, after HMS Host loses contract to McDonalds Corp.
2001- New Combo Meal Option introduced, allowing customers to Choose A Side with a Combo.  This allows for choices between Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Cole Slaw, Baked Potato, French Fries, and More.
2001- 2 West Virginia Turnpike Roy Rogers renovated and turned into other concepts.
PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE IS NOT THE OFFICIAL SITE OF ROY ROGERS RESTAURANTS
2001- Riese Restaurants announces plans to phase out Roy Rogers in NYC area by Mid-2002.
2001- New Roy Rogers Opens in Germantown, MD by Plamondon Corp, a Franchiser of 16 Roy Rogers.
2002- Riese Restaurants announces change in plans.  Now plans to keep Roy Rogers at several locations throughout NYC.
2002- Roy Rogers and Wisp Mountain Resort team up to offer 50% off lodging coupons and discount ski tickets.
2002- US Food Companies, Franchiser Of 4 New England Roy Rogers Renovates And Reoopens Sturbridge Roy Rogers.
2002- Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Introduced at Participating Roy Rogers.
2002- Deli Style Turkey Sandwich Introduced at Participating Roy Rogers.
2001- HMS Host Corp. Operator of Roy Rogers on Toll Roads, announces switching of beverage providers.  Meaning all Roy Rogers will serve Coca Cola.
2002- HMS Host Corp. Closes 4 New Jersey Turnpike
Roy Rogers for renovations.
2003- HMS Host Corp. Reopens 4 Newly Renovated
New Jersey Turnpike Roy Rogers.
2003- LaVale Maryland Roy Rogers Celebrates 20th Anniversary.
2003- Deli Style Roast Beef Sandwich Introduced at Participating Roy Rogers.
2003- Plamondon Brothers purchase Roy Rogers Trademark from Imasco Inc., and create new company called Roy Rogers Franchise Inc.
2003- Roy Rogers Franchise Inc. Announces Plans To Double Restaurant Locations Within 5 Years
2003- Roy Rogers Franchise Inc. Announces HMS Host Corp. has signed a long term franchise agreement to continue using Roy Rogers in Travel Plazas and Airports
2004- Roy Rogers Franchise Inc. Announces New Salad Line Available at Participating Roy Rogers
2004- New Roy Rogers Restaurant location opens in Gaithersburg, MD.  It is a corporate owned location operated by Roy Rogers Franchise Inc.
2004- Roy Rogers Franchise Inc. Announces two additional Roy Rogers Operators have signed long term franchise agreements.  They are Gould Restaurants Inc. with 2 locations in Southern Maryland, and Todd Restaurants Inc. which operates 4 locations in Northern Virginia.
2004- Roy Rogers Franchise Inc. Announces two additional Roy Rogers Operators have signed long term franchise agreements.  They are Gould Restaurants Inc. with 2 locations in Southern Maryland, and Todd Restaurants Inc. which operates 4 locations in Northern Virginia.
2004- Roy Rogers Franchise Inc. Announces the relaunch of the Deli Fresh Turkey Sandwich for a limited time at participating Roy Rogers
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