Food of the Seventies, Scotty's (or Scottie's) Hamburger

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Anyone remember Scotty's Hamburgers? They had Gary Puckett sing commercials for them -- "Scotty's goes all the way to beat the high cost of living." Great charbroiled burgers. I think they were about 20 cents (25 cents for a cheeseburger).
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dwayne - October 23, 2007 - Report this comment
yes i remember! they had portable buildings if i remember correctly. red & yellow signs ...small burgers kinda like krystal if i remember right.
Toby - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
My dad was a studio musician for Triangle Talent in Louisville in the 60s, he claims to have written the jingle.
jeff k. - February 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember a Scotty's on preston Highway in louisville,,I vaguely remember a logo of a small dog on the sign. The building is still there,,in the "Edgewood" area of Preston Hwy.
Brian Privett - March 04, 2010 - Report this comment
The last time I visted Sioux City, Iowa there was still a scotties hamburgers in business. That was early 90's and I don't know if it's still there today.
Terryshilo - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Scotty's on Pecos Street in Denver. There were a couple others. In the 70's we loved the huge bucket of fries. They were less than Burger King or McDonalds.
Warren - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
In the early 1970s, all the burger chains had their "big burgers." A&W had the Papa Burger, Sandy's had the Big Scot, and Scotty's had the Big Scotchman. There was a Scotty's near the campus of Colorado State University. I only ate there once or twice. It's long gone.
Rowland McDowell - July 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Scotty's Hamburgers, 5 cent hamburgers, and invented the FF scoop that everyone now uses, Springfield, Deleware County, Penna. Late 1950s-early 1960s!!!
Jim Kindle - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember a Scotty's in Fairfield, IA and in Mt Pleasant, IA. They were very much like a Hardee's, and the one in Mt. Pleasant turned into a Hardee's. In Fairfield, it closed and Hardee's built a new building. Their sign was a Scottish lass in a kilt. They had a sandwich called a Junior that was very similar to a Big Mac, except it had one patty, and it was real meat, and you could find it, (almost a 1/4-pounder),and it tasted wonderful.
jeff rice - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
there is still a scotty's open and flourishing in scottsbluff, NE. where i live. it's by far the best burger joint in town, and it holds centimental value as it is the oldest hamburger place in town
mick kahl - August 01, 2010 - Report this comment
they had great roast beef too in clarksville in.
Keil - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
My dad trained to own a franchise in the late 60"s at the one across the street from CSU campus, Later he owned one for several years in Grand Island, Nebraska. Sold lot's of Big Scotchman.
Q-Ball - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
THere is one of the Scotty's Joints you speak of... Located on the east side of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Rocky - August 02, 2011 - Report this comment
there is still one in Elkins, WV. they just built a new building
Dr. Scott Crull, PhD - August 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked here in 1970, while a student at DMBC at Cinderella Mall.
Debbie Knust - March 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I worked at one when I lived in Bloomington, Indiana. Loved the Royal Scot specials they had on Sundays.
Ally - April 30, 2012 - Report this comment
There were 4 Scotty's Hamburgers in Kokomo, In. They had great food. Everyone misses them.
Debbie - May 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Scotty's. I worked for them back in the 70's in this small town in Georgia. I wish it was still here.
Dee Ingalls - May 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I was in hopes someone would mention how a Scotties was made. There used to be one in Cedar Rapids Iowa many years ago....if I'm thinking correctly there was shredded cabbage with a special sauce on top of the burger..delicious!!
Mike Montanaro - November 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Was just remembering family lunches at Scotty's in early 60's. Good memories of a time when fast food seemed kind of of a "treat", compared to the mediocrity of the genre today,
Joe Navark - January 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Scottys 1966 Devon Pa drove Hubieburger across RT 30 out of buisness $0.35 burger.shake & fries !Used to ride my bicycle to get some .Walk up to order seats under open canopy w/infrared heaters .Driven out of buisness when full BK opened next door .
kimchee - February 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember Scotty's the 5 cent burgers were great I think the sign used to say "Hoot mon- be thrifty!"
Le Roy - February 20, 2013 - Report this comment
yes i remember when it was on 6th and kalamath st denver colo..
Big E - March 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Was asst mngr back in the early 70's at the 6th and Kalamath store.Great memories
Jack H - June 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I recall the one Jim Kindle mentions in Springfield PA... it was on Sproul Rd. 15 cent burger fries and drinks in the late 50's, early 60's. Hoot mon be thrifty was their motto... it was on the wrappers and drink cups... the family used to hit it up Friday nights for dinner... Good times...
Greg Fisher - June 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I worked at Scotti's in Laramie, Wyo in 1966 as the fry cook..$.15 burgers were Scotti burgers, the Big Scottsman was $.35. Tues was 10 for $1 burgers. My first was $.95 an hour.
nevin w berry - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember scottie burgers in 1954 in Compton ca and 1955 in south gate ca - they didn't even have a macdonld's in either city at the time - I think their décor was a red and white checkered tile on the outside - I wish I could find out more about their original history
Bruce Black - September 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Scotty's or Scotties I can't remember which. Route (Sproul Road} Springfield. In front of the Lamb Tavern, next to "Cardinal O'Hara" high school. early 1960's to about 1975. $.15 hamburgers and fries for the first five years or so. There was another location early on close to Philly on Township Line rad I think....Great Milkshakes too.
len winter - October 04, 2013 - Report this comment
The burger joint on City Line was Burger Chef, I think.
Jim - November 01, 2013 - Report this comment
The adjacent parking lot at Scotty's in Springfield, Delaware County PA was absolutely packed on Friday nights in the mid and late 60s and early seventies. The burgers, fries, and shakes were awesome !
peter ukena - December 23, 2013 - Report this comment
when i was at the university of arkansas is fayetteville back in 1968 and 69 i worked at one scottie's and the sign had the scotman wearing the plaid aprons. we were the closest burger to the campus and on sunday nights we were packed full. good cheap burgers and excellent shakes
debbie - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember walking from Wiley High School in Terre Haute Indiana to Scotties for lunch. When Scotties had their grand opening, everyone god a 'free prize', small pink plastic poodles for girls, and a key chain with a shark's tooth for the boys ( I really wanted the key chain!). Great memoiries.
Mike Myers - March 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm pretty sure we had a Scotty's in West Ames, Iowa. We had burger wars between Scotty's, Jeff's and Henry's Hamburgers. 1960ish.
Niki Curry - May 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in Indianapolis, IN in the early '70s and currently have two (circa 1972-1974) complete mini frame tray puzzles done in shades of orange/red and white showing a boy and girl eating a Scotty's burger and fries, with a white dog looking up at them. Anyone interested in buying these puzzles??? Contact me directly at currymnatComcastdotnet.
JP - July 14, 2014 - Report this comment
There is still a Scottie's in Etowah, TN. Best damn burgers I ever had!
Debbie - August 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember a Scott us on East Broadway in Louisville Ky. In the 70's. They had the best hot ham and swiss. I always thought their method was interesting. They had a stainless steel table with what looked like nails but we're heating rods. They would take the sandwiches ( roast beef also) they had a card board sleeve around the sandwich and wrapped in foil. They'd slide the sandwich over the heating rod to warm the sandwiches. .was my favorite til it closed
Steve Halterman - August 09, 2014 - Report this comment
There seems to be some confusion about which chain people are talking about. Scotti's (not Scotty's) is who had the Big Scotchman, tacos, onion rings, tenderloins, pizza burgers, soft serve ice cream and more. I started in 1967 or 1968 at $1.00 per hour. My first night consisted of toasting buns on the flat top. I have a picture of the sign that I will try to attach to the picture gallery. It clearly shows Scotti's Hamburgers.
Luke - August 30, 2014 - Report this comment
My grandpa was the owner of Scotties hamburgers he passed on June the 6th 2014 and we are having a memorial today for him.
greg fava - October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Remember Mario,Bob Dalf, Pete Grim, Steve Cot,& Greg L...
B.A. - March 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember Scottie's in west Denver as the hang out for all the nice rides (cars & motorcycles),& most excellent looking women. Don't remember the food so much! Just remember the place to show off your ride & check out the women.
Benji - March 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember they served the greasy burrito. Sioux City Iowa
LARRY tOOLEY - April 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Went to Scotti's in Laramie, Wyo back in 1971 and 1972, local hangout close to collage, sometime would cook steaks and go to Scotti's to get a bag of fries they were the best.
Elaine Williams - May 14, 2015 - Report this comment
There used to be a Scotty's in Salem IN. We went there quite often. It shut down, became a local restaurant. The building later converted to a Tumbleweed Tex-Mex restaurant, which burned to the ground last year.
Debbie Wacker - June 08, 2015 - Report this comment
My father was the manager and part owner of the Scotti's in Ames,Iowa.
Joann Franklin - June 24, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember the Scotty's Drive In, good food-- Fairfield, Iowa
Bob Wagner - September 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I frequently ate at the one across from the CSU campus which was near my dorm, great burgers. I think there also one in north Loveland at the turn in hwy 287. The big Scotchman was my favorite. Always wondered what happened to them.
dave - November 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Big Scott: three layer bun two patties tarter sauce and a pickle
mike froding - November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
yes i worked there as a student at csu, also worked at the one in loveland
Deidre - December 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember my Mom treating my and sister and I to a dinner at Scottie's after our dance class in Drexel, PA in the early 1960's. All three of us could get a burger, fries and a milkshake for about a $1.00. Those were the days!
Geoffrey Way - December 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember the Scottys on Sproul Rd in Marple/Springfiled Pa. It was always a treat to go there . It was across from where Cardinal O'Hara now stands. There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken there now I have tried to find the Scottys logo with no luck I think it had a guy with a scottish cap that had a ribbon on the back and said something like Hoot Mom be Thrifty
Jeff - December 20, 2015 - Report this comment
We had a Scotties here in Middlesboro Kentucky back in the 70s. It was like Krystal or White Castle.. but somehow these were even better.
Judy - March 04, 2016 - Report this comment
Anyone know how they made those pizza burgers? Have tried many times to duplicate them but with no luck.
David S. - April 06, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember the Scottys on Sproul Rd in Springfield PA. Used eat there Friday nights 1965-1971. It was packed for sure. Hoot Mon, Be Thrifty!
Brian - April 14, 2016 - Report this comment
My first job, 1968 & 1969 was with Scotty's on Lancaster Pike in Devon, PA. it was part of the Springfield, Pa. franchise. They had good food, burgers, fries, fried chicken, fish, great shakes, and the very best Philly Cheese Steak I've ever had. Hoot Mon, Be Thrifty!
Perry - April 18, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember Scotty's - was best hamburgers ever. Still have a glass tumbler with the Scottish Miss in her kilt on it - kids could safely bicycle to it anytime - sad how times change
Ross Marshall - June 10, 2016 - Report this comment
Lived in Tucson, Az for three years. There was a Scotty's half a block from the apartment. It was an incredibly good burger, I hate we never got one in Ga
harvey cedar - November 06, 2016 - Report this comment
i remember a Scotty's from south FLorida, Hollywood. uniforms were plaid. this was from the 1968-72 time period, perhaps earlier. is this the same thing or something else?
Elliot - February 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Not only do I remember Scotties in Springfield PA, Devon, PA, and Scotties Jr in Aston PA but I worked at both the Springfield and Aston locations in the 60's. When I first started there burgers and fries were $.15. We made the fries from fresh potatoes. They weren't the pre-cut frozen things they use today. I can remember days when "Cardinal O'Hara" had football games there were lines at both windows that stretched across the lot up a small grade and continued across the gas station lot on the corner. We were filling orders nonstop for 2-3 hrs and it was all we could do to keep up with the demand, cooking 50 burgers at a time. I still have a Scotties embroidered patch that came off one of the shirts someplace.
Randy - March 05, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember a scotties restaurant in Nitro WV. Me and friends would go there late night and eat a half dozen or so of the burgers This was in the 70's
Vance - March 12, 2017 - Report this comment
My father was regional manager of the Scotties joints in IN, IL, OH, & KY. They were a subsidiary of Ponderosa.
Paul - April 06, 2017 - Report this comment
There still is one in Etowah, Tennessee in operation. The had the same menu, logo, etc. until the owner died in 2012. Still in the "trailer" type building. The new owners remodeled and changed the old logo to a new one. Lost the atmosphere. This link shows how it was up until the new owners changed it. The location in Benton, TN is now called Lottie's Diner.. I remember as a kid traveling and eating at one in London, KY.
Stevie - July 12, 2017 - Report this comment
When growing up in the early 60s in Harlan, Kentucky, I took ballet classes on Central Street across from Pollitte Insurance Co. Next door (between the dance studio and Cumberland Avenue) was a Scotty's. I loved those little burgers! It's the first fast food I remember. One day it was gone with no warning.
Ang - August 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the Scottie's located in Bedford County, Shelbyville,TN.? I'm not sure how long it was open. Would appreciate anyinformstion
Rob Lambert - August 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Ang: One way to connect this bizarre puzzle, the Scotty's hamburger place, is contact the Shelbyville Times-Gazette. Most newspapers archive by reproducing older editions on microfilm. What complicates the search is that Scotty's has no in-house website. I also didn't see it mentioned in Wikipedia. There are still three Scotty's stores in Tennessee, all appear to be the same chain. There were around 15 stores in 9 states when the chain peaked in 1971. The outdoor signage indicates they opened between 1961 and 1967. Everything about the chain is vague. If no one from the area responds, try the local newspaper, ask if it has old editions archived try the range of 1965 to 1985, and you are looking for ads from Scotty's Drive-In.
La Sponge - August 21, 2017 - Report this comment
You guys might want to check out as she has tons of pictures and info on all types of places all over the US..including hamburger stands, drive-in's, diners etc.
Ddb - October 09, 2017 - Report this comment
I actually had a part ownership in a,Scottys restaurant. In 1971 the prices were 14 cent hamburgers 19 cheese burgers 29 cent rise sandwich. They also had the best waffles!
Chris - November 16, 2017 - Report this comment
At the Caryville, Lafollette, Jacksboro Tn exit off of I-75 there is a restaurant in the original Scotties building. I don't know if it goes by Scotties but they do have the Scotties type mini burgers.
Lee - November 23, 2017 - Report this comment
there used to be one in Springfield, Pa. in the 70's. Does anyone remember it?
HSO - December 02, 2017 - Report this comment
I worked at the Scotties in Fairfield, IA 1967-8. The manager's name was Gary. The menu was quite extensive compared to a McDonalds. Coming from the East Coast, I had never seen a corn dog or a taco. I liked almost everything, but I especially miss the onion rings, which were handmade by my girlfriend Denise. No others have measured up since!
Marco Ditommaso - February 23, 2018 - Report this comment
I worked as a janitor at the one in Bloomington, Indiana in the summer of 1972 while attending Indiana University off and on. I remember painting the outside sidewalks just before a storm blew through to wash much of the paint away. As a cash-poor student, I appreciated the complimentary food during my work shifts.
FunKyChick - April 04, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember a Scotty’s on East Broadway in Louisville in the late 70s. I was in elementary and middle school. Did they offer car service like Sonic?
hbelkins - May 29, 2018 - Report this comment
There were several Scottie's locations in Kentucky. I'm pretty sure it was spelled Scottie's instead of Scotty's. I remember one in Irvine. They were somewhat of a poor man's White Castle before Krystal came to this region. There was a very popular rumor that the burgers were actually made of dog food (probably because they were like 22 cents each back then) and someone had found a bunch of empty dog food cans in the garbage there. I remember those burgers being pretty tasty. So there are some locations remaining in Tennessee? A road trip may be in order; I ate at the last remaining Druther's (formerly Burger Queen) in Campbellsville, Ky. last fall. If anyone can definitely tell me where any locations are currently operating, I'd appreciate an email to me at the user name listed here at gmail dot com to let me know.
Bob - June 01, 2018 - Report this comment
Scotties in Springfield, PA. I was 14 in 1968 and Scotties was the place to hang out. All kinds of muscle cars, bikers and hippies. Never a dull moment.
Kurt Dempsey - June 16, 2018 - Report this comment
We had a Scotty's near the old college campus in Fairfield, IA., they had a burger with thousand island dressing that tasted like no other burger you can acquire today, the onion rings were huge and had that homemade taste, their pizza burgers had some kind of sauce that is not found anymore, finally, will not forget the sack full of fries! Wow, I can remember the taste!
Don Bugg - July 02, 2018 - Report this comment
It wasn't Scotty's or Scottie's. It was Scotti's. The one I went to was in Loveland, but there were other locations in northern Colorado and Wyoming.
Don Bugg - July 02, 2018 - Report this comment
Connie Colvin - July 12, 2018 - Report this comment
Greg Fava are you talking about the Scottie’s that started in Kingston, Tn? It seem we have several Scottie’s Scotty’s with different spellings.
Van - October 06, 2018 - Report this comment
I see a lot of comments here about the Scotty’s that was on Sproul Road in Springfield, PA. (It’s a KFC/TB now.) Among the memories of greasy fries and great milkshakes in Tartan-decorated containers is another, less innocent memory. In the late 60s, that parking lot was jammed on weekends, as someone here has already noted. What wasn’t noted is that the people doing the jamming were teenagers and young adults, and that the parking lot was little less than an open-air drug market. Thus the police were a frequent sight there as well...
Squelle - October 06, 2018 - Report this comment
Yeah, those Springfield cops were the biggest dope fiends and peddlers imaginable.
Doug - November 14, 2018 - Report this comment
I worked for the Scotts in Kingston.We built the buildings (both the burger buildings and motel rooms).They were transported all over the country by truck.
Christian Focht - January 04, 2019 - Report this comment
I was there at the original bldg. devon, pa. location today and believe it or not it is a medical marijuana dispensary now!!! Who would have thought; Haven't been in that parking lot since the 60's.
MJ - July 28, 2019 - Report this comment
We had a Scotty's in Sioux City Ia,back in the 70'system it was the bomb. The ketchup mustard mix on their hamburgers was one of a kind. As kids we leave the Boy's Club and go get large fry and 3-4 of us 13 yr olds could eat on them. They had twist ice cream cones that were the best in town. Dad would take us there get his Big Scotchman, mom the pork tenderloin that had more outside the bun than inside it. My brother and I would have pizza burgers or pork tenderloins. The hell with hamburgers we bad was splurging now. Even in dead of winter wed go there for hot chocolate with whipped cream. Later I found out dad knew the owner so we always got the hook up. Dad lived their burritos too. So filled to the max and sloppy but he loved it and wore it. Their fries put McDonald's to shame. We also had one over in South Sioux City for years which was many restaurants since most recent is Arby's the ladt 15 yrs or more. Can't forget their packaging that red yellow checkered wrap around your sandwich. God I think for a dollar when I was but twelve or fourteen you could get burger fries and a Coke and if there was a cute girl back there we ask for free refills before that became the norm sure miss places like that now it's all a popularity contest 8 $10 for a hamburger Jesus Christ not for me though I won't pay it I go home and eat steak. You going to catch me in a Five Guys Four Brothers Three Sisters whatever the hell them burger joints are called not this guy you want $10 for a hamburger you'll get it from somebody else and not me. Ever stop and take a look at a McDonald's or a Burger King hamburger they oughta be ashamed for putting such a tiny Patty on a bun seriously a Double Quarter Pounder at the only hamburger I'll eat at McDonald's otherwise it's off to Hardee's for my half pound or 2/3 pound Angus burger and I get fries and a coke and an apple pie 10 bucks. But there's favoritism with Hardee's that have been and probably always will be my favorite the only place you can go to have a burger or a hot ham and cheese or roast beef chicken strips used to be Chili Dogs too. Hardee's on the west coast goes by another name and they also carry Mexican food or burritos we don't have that Sioux City biscottis I sure miss their food and that pizza burger was my favorite growing up I can taste it now. Many memories. Thanks for letting me comment. MJ
JudyJudyJudy - September 09, 2019 - Report this comment
Still looking for anyone with the recipe or how-to for the pizza burgers they served up!! Thanks!!
Gary Dearing - October 03, 2019 - Report this comment
I remember Shelbyville and Winchester/Estill Springs area. Both in early 70's. One of them exploded. I was 12ish, and had just eaten at the one that blew up a week before after golfing in Estill Springs. Cant tell you which on it was, but scared a 12 yr old to death.
Eric - November 22, 2019 - Report this comment
Still one of the type with a "y" in Idaho Falls (i.e. not Scotti's or Scottie's). Interested to know how far the franchise spread and where the first one was.. ScottY's has UFOs on the sign, pretty distinctive!
Mark - April 16, 2020 - Report this comment
I remember a Scotty's in Iowa City in the mid 60's, just down the road from Roosevelt Elementary school. Would walk there for lunch for their 15 cent burgers! Good memories!
Craig Allfree - July 05, 2020 - Report this comment
I was an asst manager of Scotti's in Ames, Iowa; located on West Lincoln Way. It was a small chain out of Fort Collins, CO if I remember right. The store manager's name was Carl Wacker. The store opened in the Fall of 1966 and caught fire in 1970, but was quickly repaired and reopened later that year. It had the average food: the menu included 10-1 hamburgers and cheeseburgers ( and double Hamb's & Cheeseburgers), the "Big Scotti" was a 1/4 pound burger served on a 5" bun with all the condiments. Hot Dogs and Chili Dogs, Tacos, Fish (Cod) sandwiches, Steak sandwiches, pizza burgers, and huge tenderloins; of course french fries and huge orders of onion rings. Coke products for drinks, including Dr. Pepper, coffee; also milk shakes and soft serve ice cream cones. The counter handled 4 customers at a time; and two drive thru windows and registers. There's a picture of the sign in images. Remember, the spelling is Scotti's Hamburgers.
Tom - June 09, 2021 - Report this comment
Scotti's was a chain of 19 drive ins Based in Cheyenne WY. It was started by Arnold Flinn. They were kind of unusual for 15 cent burger joints because they served tacos. They were in five states Iowa Nebraska Wyoming Colorado and one other one that I don't know. They are different than the Scotty's that was in Nebraska and The Dakotas. I think Sioux City Iowa and Nebraska actually had three of them
Bridgette - March 20, 2022 - Report this comment
Scotty’s on East Broadway in Louisville, KY was my first job in the mid 70’s. One of their hamburgers was similar to McDonald’s Big Mac. My favorites were the hot ham and cheese and roast beef sandwiches. I felt like they were pretty good and hated to see them leave.
Raul Lopez - October 30, 2022 - Report this comment
There was a Scotty's drive through in Fort Collins, Colorado. We used to go after church in the early 70's when I was a kid. We would eat in the car since they did not have eat in. I loved their fish sandwich!
Raul Lopez - October 30, 2022 - Report this comment
The drive through in Fort Cillins, Colorado, close to CSU, was a Scotti's. This is different from the Scotty's out east. The logo had the head of a winking scottsman. I could only find two low quality images in google. I tried to upload it but it would not let me. From the comments and a little research, they appear to be two completely different chains.
Herb Spencer - January 13, 2023 - Report this comment
There was a Scotty's on Ridge Road (US 6) just west of Liverpool Rd. in New Chicago, IN, and one on US 30 just west of Broadway (IN 53) in Merrillville. Arguably, the burgers at The Lure were better.
Steve L. - March 16, 2023 - Report this comment
I remember it being spelled as Scottie’s. I was so young, but I remember it being in Prestonsburg and one at Hindman KY.
Ron Bedford - May 21, 2023 - Report this comment
I worked at Scotty's on the north side of Kokomo,IN for a year while in high school. Around 1967-68. We made fries fresh each day ... from real potatoes! Amazing for a fast food place. Best fries in town, hands down. Started by Dan Lasater in Kokomo. The store I worked at was managed by his brother, Don. They were managers at McDonald's for a bit. Dan, with others, also started Ponderosa Steak House.
Ron Bedford - May 21, 2023 - Report this comment
(From yesteryearretro dot com) "Meanwhile, in 1965, over in Kokomo, Indiana, Norm Weise and Dan Lasater opened the first Ponderosa Steakhouse. Dan Lasater was barely in his 20s when he started the chain with a fresh high school diploma and a few years of experience managing a McDonald's restaurant. Norm Weise had no restaurant experience as a life long car salesman. He did, however, own a crucial piece of real estate along a highway in Indiana that was well suited for their first location... of a fast-food hamburger restaurant named Scotty's."

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