Food of the Seventies, Sandy's Hamburgers

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This was a hamburger place back in the '60's that was headquartered in the midwest. They were a lot like McDonald's, only better, we used to go to one in Tucson, AZ and it was my favourite place as a kid. They had a dancing Scottish girl as their logo on their signs. Their motto was "Come as you are". Hardees bought them out in the early to mid '70's and shut them down, what a shame as they were better than McDonald's.
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Vicki - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
They had the best tenderloins!!!! they were huge!
Lori - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Sandy's had the best milkshakes! Those kind that you can't get up the straw!
Sharon - March 06, 2012 - Report this comment
There was a Sandy's in Evansville, IN - my babysitter used to drive me down to it in her '67 Ford Mustang convertible - Sandy's had the BEST French fries!
Rob Lambert - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
My hometown (Racine, WI) had a SANDY's drive-in restaurant, where Hwy 20 intersected Hwy 31. This Sandy's opened in 1965 and closed in 1972. It was demolished and replaced by a Hardees the following year. This SANDY's had limited indoor seating. It was small, and most customers preferred to eat in their cars. SANDY's mascot was a Scottish woman sporting a plaid beret. Their slogan was, "Come As You Are...Hungry!" We dined there seldomly, but I do recall it. Food was a little pricey, but a step above McDonald's.
Roger Strout - July 23, 2012 - Report this comment
My future wife and I spent a lot of time just setting in the parking lot of the Sandy's in Lawrence Kansas having a burger, frys, and a soft drink while making future plans for after we got married. We have been married for 44 years, and Sandy's was a large part of it. The burgers were great.
Drew Elsner - November 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I was an assistant manager at sandys in St. Louis, Mo. before Hardees swallowed them up !
Keith Mays - April 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Evansville, IN Lived there in my early years in the 60's! I think we went there the week they opened! Sandy's was always great to go have a burger, shake and fries! Thinking of how good they were back in the day! I was wondering if they were still around! Thanks for the info!
Beth Jones - June 06, 2013 - Report this comment
They started in central IL - Peoria and Decatur. Their fries blew McDonald's away. I always thought McDonald's shut 'em down or bought 'em out, but they were bought and merged into Hardee's - real shame. Sandy's and Dog n'Suds - that was good, fun fast food!
Cea - June 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember Sandy's. My father use to walk late at night and get us all some tenderloins and burgers. Those days were awesome. You could walk late at night and now worry.
Bruce Whitney - July 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I wroked at Sandy's East in Decatur, IL. during my High Schools days ... and loved it. I remember making up the Big Scott sauce and tarter sauce for the fish sandwich. I loved the Big Scott it puts the Big Mac to shame. The cabbage was the difference it gave it a crunch. Then I remember the HiLo .. two patties and a piece of cheese. I worked there for about 4 years !!!
Jim Christie - September 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I worked at Sandy's West in Decatur in the mid 70's. Yes Bruce-I remember making the Big Scot sauce too-in a garbage can!
Bonnie D - October 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved that sauce. What's the recipe???
Diane DM - December 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Jim Christie and Bonnie D. Do you remember the recipe for the Big Scott sauce? I would love to make Big Scott's at home. Thanks!
Kenneth E. Rgaes Jr - March 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I worked at Sandy'd in decatur il . i started when i was 15 and worked until i was 19 02 20. it was a great time i remember george rother who hired me and i meet "buc" nickname of one the founders
Don born - July 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I worked there in the early 70s,met my wife there,we have been married 42yrs. Loved that place, wish it would come back. Remember the super Scott? Worked there on Good Friday in 1971 and we sold fish sandwiches for 4 for 1 dollar,we were packed

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