08/27/2008 ... BREAKING NEWS! ... Has Christopher Smith found one of the "lost" Sandy's Belgium locations? Click here to see!

SANDY'S CELEBRATES ITS 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AUGUST 2008. SANDY'S FAN RANDY PERCIVAL DISCOVERS THAT THE LAST ORIGINAL SANDY'S IS FOR SALE! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

07/21/2008 ... Sandy's fan Jim Koch provides an incredible update on one of the Sandy's once known as a "lost Sandy's"! Click here to see his incredible pictures. Not only does the Sandy's building still stand, the original beams are clearly seen AND THE SANDY'S PLAID IS STILL ON THE BUILDING!!!!!

07/15/2008 ... Sandy's fan Mark Whitehead provides this incredible picture from Sandy's Tucson!

Hi there, I saw your site on Sandy's and WOW ! It brings back a lot of memories. Here is a picture of my first little league team in Tucson. I was about 8 years old and it was a pre-minors team at Palo Verde Park about 1969. My dad was the coach ....far right "Murray Whitehead" right below my dad was myself...Mark Whitehead. We went to Sandy's often because it was real close to where we played ball.

Enjoy! Mark

07/01/2008 ... Sandy's fan & former manager Bob Rother presents yet another one of the best updates ever.... for the first time in three decades.... Decatur, Illinois Sandy's! CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS INCREDIBLE UPDATE!

06/16/2008 ... SANDY'S HEADQUARTERS UPDATE!

CLICK HERE TO SEE & READ!

SANDY'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY!!!

1958 - 2008

COME AS YOU ARE... HUNGRY!

special thanks to twig gravely for this image. please visit his incredible lendy's big boy website soon at http://members.cox.net/lendys
click on image to go to Sandy's franchisee information

Dave Clarke of the Star Courier celebrates the 45th year anniversary of the fast food fish sandwich at Sandy's! CLICK HERE to read his terrific article!

DAVE CLARKE Of The Star Courier in Kewanee, Illinois writes about the history of Sandy's and gets the story right. Click here to read his outstanding article.

Welcome to the UnofficialWebsite!

McDonalds... Burger King.... Hardees... names that are all familiar in fast food. However, if you were born before 1969, you may just remember a fast food franchise that rivaled them all. The name was Sandy's.

Sandy's took on McDonalds for hamburger supremacy in the United States in the 1960's! Yet today, with our high speed information highway, one is hard pressed to find information on this historical restaurant from the dawn of time of the fast food wars. This website is a tribute to the memory of one of the greatest places to eat of them all.

In 1956, four business men from Kewanee, Illinois, Gus "Brick" Lundberg, Robert C. Wenger, Paul White and W.K. Davidson set out to start one of the first McDonalds franchises outside of the state of California. They acquired the rights to open a McDonalds in Champaign-Urbana (home of the University of Illinois). The McDonalds was such a success that they planned on opening another McDonalds in Decatur, Il., as well as one in Peoria, Il. but were distraught to find that Ray Kroc had violated the territorial franchise agreement for both cities. This territorial dispute led to the four men deciding to pursue their own fortune and copied the McDonalds play book, calling their new venture Sandy's.

Sandy's Scottish name was a copy/play on "McDonalds" and was intended to present a theme of swift service. Sandy's was involved with an on going lawsuit with McDonalds which finally ended in an out of court settlement in 1965.

click on image to go to three pages of Sandy's memorabilia

The first store opened in 1958 in Peoria, Illinois followed by another location in St. Louis, Missouri. Within 10 years, the franchise had exploded to 100 locations with the 100th as well as the new company headquarters opening in Kewanee, Illinois, amidst much fanfare. Incredible as it sounds today, Sandy's was the first fast food experience for many midwest towns, introducing burgers on the go years before McDonalds arrived in many cities in this part of the country! As with most 1950's and early 1960's fast food hamburger joints, Sandy's started as a walk up, order and go restaurant and later expanded into sit inside and eat dining.

The company stretched throughout the midwest including locations in; St Petersburg, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Colorado Springs, Co. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1972 the chain had grown to 240 locations. Sandy's merged that year with Hardees. The new company with over 540 locations originally retained the two names. However, by 1973, ninety percent of Sandy's locations had switched over to the Hardees name.

Not only did the signs change but the concept was gone forever as well. Gone were Sandy's classic 1960's fins jutting from the roof of the buildings. The gigantic marque signs with the Sandy's trademark flasher bulbs and Scottish girl twirling in a diamond on top of the sign were lost as well. Never again would one get to taste the delicious milk shakes or order a tenderloin, big scot burger or a box of fish and chips. It was the end of an era. All that was left were great memories of one of the greatest fast food restaurants of all time.

This page is always on the search for pictures of Sandy's memorabilia and of any known unaltered original Sandys' buildings. If you have pictures or stories to share please email them to me and let me know if I may use them on this website! Many, if not all Sandy's with their classic marque board as well as the incredible roof fins were demolished for the new, larger, concept Hardees buildings. A good place to look for a picture of Sandy's would be in a high school yearbook before the year 1973. Perhaps the local franchisee took out an ad in the back of the book which may have included a picture.

click on image to go to Sandy's Moline, Illinois page

Amazingly, one Sandy's icon building remains. One mile south of Kewanee on Highway 34, the original franchise headquarters still stands as a historical monument to what became and still is known as "the burger wars" and to the growth of three decades of American pop culture. The church is now Open Arms Community Church which is a FREE Methodist Ministry and the only change in the year 2004 that appeared to have been made was a cross on the roof. The original fins as well as the late 1960s tile motif on the walls were exactly as they were some 35 years ago. Since 2001 a few changes have been made. Click here for more information.

click the image of the headquarters (below) for pictures of the national headquarters in Kewanee, Illinois

8/1/04 FOUND!!!! AN ORIGINAL SANDY'S BUILDING HAS BEEN LOCATED IN SALINA KANSAS... SPECIAL THANKS TO COLLIN FRANCIS FOR THE PICTURES.... NONE WERE KNOWN TO EXIST!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE SALINA'S ORIGINAL SANDY'S BUILDING!

2/5/05 FOUND!!!! ANOTHER ORIGINAL SANDY'S BUILDING LOCATED IN WICHITA KANSAS.. SPECIAL THANKS TO CHUCK KERLS FOR THE PICTURES!!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE WICHITA's ORIGINAL SANDY'S BUILDING! WITH MINOR RESTORATION, ITS 1969 ALL OVER AGAIN!!! 06/03/06 UPDATE!!! Glenda Campbell shares stellar pictures from her recent trip to Wichita, Kansas Sandy's! With minor restoration, this Sandy's is ready to go!

2/13/05 FOUND!!!! JIM KEITH NOT ONLY FINDS SANDY'S LOCATION #2 IN ST. LOUIS, HE ALSO PROVIDES AN ARIAL SHOT TO PROVE IT!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT SANDY'S #2 IN ST. LOUIS LOOKS LIKE TODAY!

3/7/05 FOUND!!!! SPECIAL THANKS TO LEE WATSON WHO HAS NOT ONLY FOUND ONE OF THE "LOST" SANDY'S BUT THAT THE BUILDING STILL EXISTS AND IS BEING OPERATED AS A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT SOME 35 YEARS AFTER IT WAS FIRST BUILT!!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS LOOKS LIKE TODAY!

3/16/05 UPDATE! CLASSIC 1960'S ADVERTISEMENTS FROM TED VLAHOS' INCREDIBLE MOLINE LOCATION! CLICK HERE FOR AN INCREDIBLE BLAST FROM THE PAST ON MOLINE SANDY'S PAGE #2!

4/7/05 LEE STAAK, OWNER OF IOWA CITY SANDY'S PRESENTS.... THE IOWA CITY SANDY'S PAGE!!!! CLICK HERE FOR THE IOWA CITY, IOWA PAGE! ALSO MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON THE NEWLY UPDATED LOCATIONS ICON AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE! SPECIAL THANKS TO MR. STAAK FOR PROVIDING THE 1973 SANDY'S FINAL DIRECTORY!

5/7/05 JUST ADDED... TED VLAHOS' ROCK ISLAND SANDY'S LOCATION'S GRAND OPENING AD FEATURING A GUEST APPEARANCE BY CAPTAIN ERNIE OF WOC-TV DAVENPORT TELEVISION FAME!

5/10/05 Once the highest volume Sandy's location in the Iowa/Illinois Quad City area, Harrison Street, Davenport, Iowa Sandy's location is now a vacant lot. Click here to view this powerhouse Sandy's opening day ad published on 6/3/62 in the Quad City Times!

5/14/05 RON BURRIS, SANDY'S MANAGER, SANDY'S SUPERVISOR AND SANDY'S CORPORATE MANAGER PRESENTS THE MARION, IOWA PAGE FEATURING SANDY'S PEORIA, ILLINOIS 1968 CONVENTION! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 1968 CONVENTION BOOKLET AS WELL AS SANDY'S EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK!

5/25/05 ROB DELIUS PROVIDED THE ADDRESSES OF SEVERAL "LOST" SANDY'S LOCATIONS. NOW HE PRESENTS THE FIRST PICTURE OF A FLORIDA SANDY'S LOCATION!Click here to see Largo Sandy's!7/25/05, also take a peek at Rob's newly discovered Sandy's advertisement! Click here for the first glimpse of Atlanta Sandy's for over three decades!

6/6/05 RED ALERT!!!! PHIL, FORMERLY OF DUBUQUE, IOWA TELLS THE STORY OF DUBUQUE SANDY'S AND HITS A GRAND SLAM BY PROVIDING A FULL COLOR PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!! UPDATE!! 08/13/05.. John Bonnette, franchisee owner of what is now Hardees on University, gives the history of the three proud Sandy's locations! CLICK HERE TO SEE A COLOR PICTURE OF SANDY'S IN DUBUQUE ON UNIVERSITY!!!

7/16/05 UPDATE! SANDY'S IN MUSCATINE, IOWA WAS MOST LIKELY THE LAST SANDY'S TO EVER EXIST AS SANDY'S BY NAME!! IT WAS OPEN UNTIL AT LEAST 1979. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF THE LAST SANDY'S TO EVER USE THE CLASSIC DRIVE-IN'S NAME!!!!

7/16/05 SANDY'S IN BURLINGTON, IOWA OPENED IN 1969. THE CLASSIC THIRD GENERATION BUILDING WAS THE LAST SANDY'S BUILDING EVER USED BY HARDEES AND WAS TORN DOWN IN 1989. CLICK HERE TO TAKE A PEEK AT THE FINAL SANDY'S BUILDING! 03/16/06 UPDATE!!! Mike Reeder provides pictures of Sandy's memorabilia from his Father's collection. His Father, Mr. Bill Reeder was manager of the mighty Burlington Iowa Sandy's! Click here to see an excellent photo of Mr. Reeder as well as pictures of Sandy's classic memorabilia!

7/16/2005 MOUNT PLEASANT, IOWA WAS HOME TO ONE OF THE FIRST NEW SANDY'S CONCEPT "MINI" BUILDINGS. BUILT IN LATE 1971, CLICK HERE AND SEE HOW THE LOCATION LOOKS TODAY!

7/20/2005 DICK OWENS IS NOT ONLY A SANDY'S FAN BUT HE WORKED THERE TOO! MR. OWENS PROVIDED ONE OF THE BEST UPDATES EVER INCLUDING THE FIRST EVER COLOR PICTURE OF A THIRD GENERATION SANDY'S BUILDING AND THE FIRST EVER COLOR PICTURE OF A SECOND GENERATION SANDY'S SIGN! CLICK HERE TO VIEW MR. OWENS' SANDY'S HAYS, KANSAS PAGE!!!!!!UPDATE>>> RED ALERT!!!! 7/29/2005>>> THE OWENS PROVIDE PICTURES OF MORE STELLAR SANDY'S MEMORABILIA! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!!

7/25/2005 SANDY'S SUPERVISOR ROGER FRIES DROPS A SHOCKBOMB ON THE SANDY'S WEBSITE!!!! PRESENTING THE ONLY SANDY'S MENU-BOARD KNOWN TO STILL EXIST!!! ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE READERBOARD IN FULL COLOR AS IT IS TODAY, SAVED JUST MOMENTS FROM FINAL DEMOLITION IN 1973!!!!

8/4/2005 Jim Kelley was Sandy's original and only accountant. His hard work and dedication was certainly a factor in Sandy's success. Not only was he the accountant, hand chosen by founder Brick Lundberg but he was also the owner of Maquoketa, Iowa Sandy's. Join Mr. Kelley IN VIEWING HIS INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF THE LAST GENERATION SANDY'S SIGN AND BUILDING AS WELL AS HIS STELLAR SANDY'S MEMORABILIA COLLECTION BY CLICKING HERE!!!!!! HIS PICTURES COMPLETE THE CYCLE FROM THE ORIGINAL SANDY'S WALK-UP DRIVE-IN TO THE FOURTH GENERATION SANDY'S BUILDING! AMAZING!

UPDATE 8/13/2005 The Sandy's National Headquarters was located in Kewanee, Illinois. The building still exists today, now used as a church. Jim Kelley provides pictures from slides, hidden in storage for thirty-seven years, of the accounting department at the headquarters. These slides were used to show Sandy's representatives from across the nation a presentation of Sandy's accounting department, led by Mr. Kelley! If you worked in or with the National Headquarters, perhaps you may recognize some of the Sandy's employees! UPDATE 9/29/05 Kathy Bryner Anderson not only remembers Sandy's, she worked at the National Headquarters in Kewanee, Illinois as well! Click here to read her comments regarding working at the office during Sandy's peak period in the 1960's! 02/21/06 Twig Gravely, webmaster of the wildly popular Lendy's website provides yet another find! This time it is the legendary Sandy's float which appeared in the Kewanee, Illinois 1968 Hog Days parade! Click here, scroll down and notice the people as they scramble and read the Sandy's gold coins which gave them a free hamburger fries and coke!

UPDATE 8/13/2005 THE INCREDIBLE UPDATES CONTINUE!!!! THIS TIME, DAN RIESKAMP PROVIDES PICTURES AND INSITES INTO THE STORY OF CINCINNATI SANDY'S WHICH NEVER CHANGED TO HARDEES! CLICK HERE AND BE PREPARED TO READ AND SEE WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THIS STELLAR LOCATION!!!! Just what did happen to oldest brother Bernie's french fries?!

UPDATE 9/12/2005 Sandy's manager Steve Bloecher was the final Sandy's Manager of Mattoon, Illinois. He not only saved one of the last Sandy's advertisements, his name is mentioned in it as well! Mr. Bloecher was also manager of Dixon, Illinois Sandy's. Click here to see one of the last Sandy's ads and Mr. Bloecher's memories of one of the greatest fast food restaurants of all time!

UPDATE 9/24/05 Sandy's fan, Ringling Brothers enthusiast and celebrated, award winning renoun columnist Bill Wundram of the Quad City Times writes a fantastic column about Sandy's and this website! Click here to read it ! THANK YOU MR. WUNDRAM!!!! Special thanks also to Sandy's fan Eldon Bowers!

UPDATE 9/27/05 Colorado Springs Sandy's was undoubtedly the most scenic Sandy's of them all. Click here to see what the view looked like from the front door!

UPDATE 9/28/05 Carl Wenger, son of late Sandy's founder Robert Wenger provides an incredible early history of Sandy's. Mr. Wenger also provides one of the rarest of all Sandy's memorabilia for your viewing pleasure. ITS THE STOCK CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO HIS FATHER AT THE CREATION OF MCDONALD'S CHAMPAIGN-URBANA!!!! THIS IS THE DAWN OF TIME OF SANDY'S AND MCDONALD'S AS A FRANCHISE AND IT DOESN'T GET ANY RARER OR BETTER THAN THIS FOLKS! CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE ARTIFACT!!!! WHO WOULD EVER GUESS THAT IT EVEN STILL EXISTS FROM THE DAWN OF TIME OF FAST FOOD IN AMERICA???!!!!! Carl Wenger is looking to team with an author to tell the Sandy's story.

10/12/05 Trick or Treat! Click here for Halloween at Sandy's!

10/16/05 CHUCK KERLS STUNS THE SANDY'S WEBSITE BY FINDING ANOTHER ORIGINAL SANDY'S BUILDING!!!! THIS TIME IT IS SANDY'S #129 LOCATED IN TOPEKA, KANSAS!!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MOST PERFECTLY INTACT SANDY'S FOUND TO DATE! THE SANDY'S PLAID REMAINS NOW SOME FOUR DECADES AFTER TAKING TOPEKA BY STORM!!!!

11/03/05 Air-check collector and radio historian Larry Ware remembers the Sandy's McClure location. He provides a stellar picture of the inside of McClure Sandy's as well as some great memories! Dont forget to listen to the WIRL Sandy's classic advertisements from the 1960's!

UPDATE!!!! 11/06/05 Larry Ware provided a rare picture of the 1966 Earl Nightingale "Win With Sandy's" training record. He now provides A RECORDING OF THIS RARE RECORD AS WELL! Click here to go to the Sandy's on McClure website and then click on the record to begin listening! WARNING!!! Be prepared to feel assaulted by the end of the recording as Earl seemingly insults every citizen of the United States to go along with the Darth Vadar verbal attack! THIS RECORDING IS A RIOT FOLKS .. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE! This is the largest file on the site and will take some time to download if you are on dial-up. Go grab a Hi-lo while you are waiting! You too can win with Sandy's if you can survive this record!

11/06/05 Bucky's drive-in in Lawrence, Kansas, was originally Sandy's. Bucky did not change his Sandy's to Hardees but instead put his name on the restaurant! Bucky's continued in operation even to this day in 2006 and is perhaps the last Sandy's by tradition! Chuck Kerls visited Bucky's and provides pictures of this Sandy's location, now in its fifth decade! Special thanks to Chuck Kerls yet again for his fantastic pictures!!!! THANK YOU!

11/10/05 Larry Ware provides yet another incredible addition to the Sandy's site. ITS SHERIDAN ROAD SANDY'S WHICH WAS SANDY'S #1 !!! THE BUILDING STILL EXISTS AND HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A DAIRY QUEEN! CLICK HERE TO SEE CURRENT PHOTOS OF THIS HISTORIC POWERHOUSE SANDY'S!!!!!

11/27/05 Merry Christmas from Sandy's in Moline, Illinois!

11/29/05 Sandy's in Clearwater was one of just a handful of Sandy's Florida locations. On 5/25/05, Robert Delius provided a great picture of this incredible location. ROBERT DELIUS NOW UNLOADS WITH AN UNBELIEVABLE UPDATE... SANDY'S PLAID WILL NOT BE DENIED... THE PLAID BLEEDS THROUGH AT LARGO, FLORIDA SANDY'S!!!!!!

02/21/06 Gary Sundblad remembers Sandy's in Marquette. As a matter of fact, he shares an incredibly rare radio advertisement from his archives! Click here to go to the ad on the Marquette, Michigan page!

03/03/06 Sandy's fan Doug Smith remembers Sandy's in Davenport, Iowa and provides pictures of one of Sandy's favorite promotions, the Sandy's cup holder which was free with purchase! He also provides a scan of the incredibly rare Sandy's Christmas ruler! Click here and scroll down to see the pictures on page three of the Sandy's memorabilia section!

03/08/06 UPDATE!!! Sandy's fan and welcomed frequent contributor Robby Delius provides yet another stellar find! This time he provides early 1960's advertisements for Sandy's two Memphis locations! Click here to see four advertisements for Memphis Sandy's and the history Robby reveals about these sister drive-ins!

07/08/06 Peoria, Illinois was birthplace to Sandy's #1. Nearby Pekin, Illinois soon followed with Sandy's #12! Sandy's fan and excellent librarian Joanne Heilman presents Pekin, Illinois Sandy's! Click here to see pictures of Sandy's Pekin location!

08/21/06 In memory of Sandy's very own Jack Laughery.

08/26/06 Rich Kummerlowe, author of the amazing America's Landmark; Under The Orange Roof website presents advertisements for the mighty Elyria, Ohio Sandy's locations! Click here to view Elyria Sandy's #1 first anniversary ad!

09/29/06 In one of the greatest updates ever in the history of this website, GREAT FALLS MONTANA SANDY'S IS FOUND INTACT!!!! EVEN THE INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL SIGN STILL EXISTS!!!! THE ONLY ORIGINAL SIGN STILL KNOWN TO EXIST! Sandy's in Great Falls became Zandy's! CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF THIS INCREDIBLE SHOCKER!!! Special thanks to feature writer Rich Ecke of the Great Falls Tribune and David from the Greater Falls page on Flickr.com!

11/18/06 Not to be denied, J. Shaw drives to Pensacola Sandy's Pace Blvd. location and FINDS THE BUILDING STILL INTACT! Click here to see a current picture of the last existing Pensacola location!

12/14/06 Hardees closes its Kewanee, Illinois location. Kewanee was Sandy's birthplace as well as home of Sandy's #100. Dave Clarke of the Star Courier newspaper in Kewanee, Illinois writes an outstanding article on the history of Sandy's. Click here to view the front page headline!

12/20/2006 Presenting a conversation with Shelby Yastrow regarding the McDonald's vs. Sandy's lawsuit in the 1960's.

12/22/2006 Joan Astrosky's husband managed the popular Jacksonville, Illinois location, located near Springfield, Illinois. Joan shocks this website BY PROVIDING PICTURES OF JACKSONVILLE ALONG WITH THE ONLY KNOWN PICTURES OF LITTLE MISS SANDY'S SPECIAL APPEARANCES! Click here to see Jacksonville Sandy's come to life after over three decades!

01/05/2007 Alan Seaver chimes in with the first great update of 2007 - Alan presents Rochester, Minnesota Sandy's building from 1978! In this picture, this building is presented as it was some five years after the buy-out. If you remove the Hardees name from the building, this vintage 1966 Sandy's building is ready to go along with the trademark Sandy's wooden beams and a Sandy's fourth generation building roof upgrade!

01/06/2007 Presenting a conversation with Bob Armstrong Jr. whose father was the architect for the Sandy's classic buildings! 01/07/2006 RED ALERT! MR. ARMSTRONG ADDS THREE INCREDIBLE SHOTS OF SANDY'S #100 IN KEWANEE ILLINOIS!!!! CLICK HERE AND SCROLL DOWN!

01/08/2007... RED ALERT!!! Forty-two years after being built, thirty-four years after disappearing from the 1973 final Sandy's list of locations, Sandy's Fort Worth, Texas is FOUND!!!! - THE BUILDING IS STILL INTACT!!!! This is one of the best preserved Sandy's in existence! Special thanks to John T. Roberts! Unbelievable!!!! Click HERE to see the building!

01/14/2007 Twig Gravely who has the incredible Lendy's website provides incredible aerial shots of both Fort Worth and Fayetteville Sandy's! Check out the classic 1960's Sandy's roof fins! Sandy's will not be denied! Incredible!

02/11/2007 ... Chris Dunham comes through and provides pictures of the Sandy's beams which still exist at the Glendale Toledo location! CLICK HERE to see the mighty Sandy's classic beams!


02/13/2007 ... Sharyn Heili Reference Librarian at the Marathon County Public Library presents the first look at Wausau, Wisconsin in three and one-half decades! CLICK HERE to see Wausau's popular Sandy's location!


02/28/2007 ... Joan Astrosky comes through again - this time providing the grand opening ad for the Sandy's mighty Jacksonville location! CLICK HERE to see this newest addition to the Sandy's Jacksonville page!


UPDATE 03/11/2007 ... FLICKR photographer Jonas provides an incredible shot of Sandy's Fayetteville, Arkansas, now Mr. Burger. Thankfully Mr. Burger left the Sandy's intact and it appears in terrific condition! Jonas provides the shot and special thanks to Sandy's fan and Americana historian Robby Delius who put the pieces together, finding this intact Sandy's building from the 1960's! CLICK HERE FOR THE SANDY'S FAYETTEVILLE UPDATE! Just change the name on the building and Sandy's is ready to go! THE CLASSIC SANDY'S BEAMS STILL STAND STRONG HOLDING UP THE CEILING FINS NOW SOME FOUR DECADES LATER!!!! When in Fayetteville, eat at Mr. Burger!

04/29/2007 ... Americana historian and frequent contributor to this website Rob Delius finds ad clippings from the Little Rock, Arkansas "lost" Sandy's and against all odds HE FINDS THE GRAND OPENING AD TOO!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE!

06/01/2007 UPDATE>>> NEW PICTURES FROM ROCKINGHAM ROAD, DAVENPORT, IOWA 1968 SANDY'S ... CLICK HERE!


06/02/2007 ... ROBBY DELIUS PROVIDES EVEN MORE ADVERTISEMENTS FROM THE LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS LOCATION! CLICK HERE!

07/23/2007 UPDATE>>> BILL TRUDEAU COMES THROUGH WITH PICTURES OF SANDY'S ELMHURST, ILLINOIS LOCATION! GUESS WHAT HE FOUND INSIDE!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE!

07/25/2007 ... SHOCKER! >>>BILL TRUDEAU COMES THROUGH AGAIN THIS TIME FINDING SANDY'S ADDISON, ILLINOIS INTACT!!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE!

11/30/2007 ... ROBBY DELIUS PRESENTS THE 1965 PITTSBURGH MISS SANDY'S CONTEST FORM! ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES ARE FINAL!


11/30/2007 ... ROBBY DELIUS DOES IT AGAIN!!! PRESENTING A HALLOWEEN PICTURE FROM TUCSON SANDY'S

RED ALERT!!! 01/06/2008 ...Click HERE to see pictures of Sandy's #60 location in Muscokee, Oklahoma for the first time in 35 years!!!!!

UPDATE!!! 01/05/2008 .... With the help of Sandy's Superfan Steve Dale, Sandy's Dayton Ohio Marshall Road location wooden beams will not be denied!!! Click here to see them for the first time in over three decades!

RED ALERT!12/14/2007 ... Sandy's & Bucky's fan Jennifer Bridgman wrote;

It is the end of an era. Bucky's in Lawrence, Kansas is officially closed as of tonight. I just took my family there to enjoy their wonderful hamburgers, as I have for 31 years and much to my dismay, found them boxing the kitchen up. We just ate there last Friday, and had been hoping to do so again.

Bucky's and Zandy's in Montana were the two last known former Sandy's to still be in business. Now it appears to be down to one.

Picture of Santa's last stand at Bucky's copyright ljworld.com

04/25/2008 .. Sandy's fan Jason Maki presents a picture of Sandy's Brainerd, Minnesota which shows what it looks like today! CLICK HERE to see!

04/25/2008 ... Sandy's fan Laurie Lusinski not only remembers Sandy's Muscatine location, SHE WORKED THERE!!! CLICK HERE to read her terrific account!

05/18/2008 ...

HAS ROB DELIUS FOUND THE LAST SANDY'S SIGN TOPPER ON EARTH!!??!!!!!

Special thanks to Robby Delius and Twig Gravely!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!! Located in Negaunee Michigan. Congratulations to Darren Snow who posted this shot on flickr under his plasticfootball name.

CONFIRMED!!!!!!!!!!!! Pasqualis Pub's owner has confirmed that this is the Marquette Sandy's sign topper! He purchased it when Sandy's ceased being Sandy's in the 1970's and took it to its own location. The sign is original, still lights up and still spins!!!! THANK YOU PASQUALIS!!! You have done the impossible, you have saved the last original Sandy's sign dancing Scottish girl topper. Absolutely unbelieveable!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE PASQUALIS WEBSITE!

For an in-depth history of Sandy's, go to this website http://www.anbhf.org/laureates/lundberg.html Special thanks to Twig Gravely who provided the link. Please visit his his incredible lendy's website soon at http://members.cox.net/lendys/

Sandy's is an American classic.

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