Food of the Seventies, Red Barn Restaurant

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AACCKK!! I worked at The Red Barn for one grueling summer. There were 3 characters known as The Hungries: Burger Hungry, Chicken Hungry and Fish Hungery. They looked like demented muppets. I can still sing the jingle! "When The Hungries hit, When The Hungries hit (Pause) Hit The Red Barn!"
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terryshilo - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember a Red Barn in Westminster, Co. in the 70's on Federal Blvd. There were few and they all were gone.
Rob Lambert - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
My home town (Racine, WI) had a RED BARN restaurant on Durand Rd. from 1967 until 1982 The corporation apparently folded. The restaurant was sold and renamed The Farm in 1983. Much of the original building (the red tile outer walls for example) is still intact. The original front entrance was made into a seating area, and a drive-thru was added. You still have to get a key and go outside to access the restrooms. I'll admit, The Farm still makes burgers just how RED BARN made 'em. YouTube has a few RED BARN TV ads from the 1970s.
Kevin Stewart - April 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember The Red Barn at Exmouth & Capel in Sarnia, Ontario Canada. Loved the shiny red bricks!It closed in the early 70's :(
Rob Lambert - November 01, 2016 - Report this comment
Discovered another former Red Barn building in Kenosha, WI (39th Ave. at 60th St.), which turned from Red Barn to independent Blue Barn around 1981. Today, it houses a Mexican food market.
La Sponge - November 03, 2016 - Report this comment
Dear Mr. Lambert...have you ever checked out the Roadside Architect? You might find it interesting as she has tons of pictures of old buildings and signs including restaurants, drive-in's, hamburger stands etc. It's pretty cool! http://www.roadarch./roadside.html
Rob Lambert - November 05, 2016 - Report this comment
Thanks, La Sponge! I'll try it.
Rob Lambert - December 26, 2016 - Report this comment
At a collectible (antique) toy store in Milwaukee, found one of the few premiums obtainable from Red Barn: From 1968, a cardboard container for chicken shaped like the building. Well detailed, even the farm-scene mural above the menu board is there. This was hardly an appropriate toy for children, given the chicken grease could not be removed. The store asked $10 for it. In the late 1970s, there may have been giveaways with characters like Big Barney and the talking chicken leg.
Rob Lambert - September 30, 2017 - Report this comment
Lambert's Local Line. From July, 1974, several Red Barn ads in Racine Journal-Times. First, with Chicken Leg Man (puppet) for a 3 piece chicken dinner with cole slaw, fries and hard roll, $1.29 (50 cents discount). Second, choice of Barnbuster or Big Barney with medium shake combo for a dollar. Strangely, when that conflict between cattlemen, packing companies, wholesale and retailers, which made beef prices double in 1973, took place (the meat "boycott"), it had minimal effects on prices within fast food places. Steakhouses suffered more, especially high-end places which served prime-grade beef.

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