As a little kid I actually had the good fortune of living in an apartment right across the street from a HoJo’s. We would go there on special occasions…like birthdays and such…and the hot dog was my meal of choice…followed by a dish of vanilla ice cream.
I also remember staring up at those model trucks they had in the case by the register and hoping someday I could get one. I never did. [:(]
68 years old here in Dallas. I remember H.O. from growing up in N.Y. Fried clam strips, pistachio ice cream and those wonderful Ho Jo hot dogs in the buttered, toasted buns. Those were my favorites. Thanks for the memories.
I too am a card carrying Medicare recipient and remember HoJo’s & their dogs from way back, loved them.
I misspoke..of course they were orange roofs….and the rolls would be those split top New england style rolls!
Funny, but the Howard Johnson’s roofs I remember were Orange, not red — even in New Jersey. What squared off slices of bread do you mean? The Howard Johnson’s hot dogs I always ate were grilled in butter and served in toasted, split-top, New England style buns.
I’m in a nostalgic mood…comes from being about old enough to collect social security. Growing up, to us Roadfood was a stopp at the old red roofed building near New Brunswick, NJ…an old fashioned Howar Johnson’s,not the later more modern buildings. Lunch was always the same,coke,fries…and their push through the cardboard wrapped in a squared-off slice of crusted bread..with chopped onions and mustard. It became a tradition everytime we passed the place. Bot do I miss those dogs in those special buttered toasted rolls. I wonder who made their dogs???I know there are places you can find that kind of roll…now if we could only get Howard Johnson’s to sell them again….Do ant of you share my Roadfood memory?
Howard Johnson’s Hot dogs
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