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White Fence Farm (Commercial, 1983)

Here's a commercial for White Fence Farm restaurant. Good chicken and corn fritters. I have fond memories of going here as a kid.

Voiceover by Mal Bellairs - Long-time host at WBBM radio in the 50s and 60s.

This aired on local Chicago TV in July 1983.

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Mal Bellairs, FM.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Monday, June 29th 2009 at 9:33pm.

Ah yes, same guy from the Tri-City Heating commercial from 1985. Thanks.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Monday, June 29th 2009 at 10:49pm.

I've never gone there but heard the chicken was good. If I'm not mistaken I briefly attended school down the street.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Tuesday, June 30th 2009 at 12:45am.

I remember that tagline: "We're always busy on the weekends; why don't you come visit us during the week?" I think Mal might have hosted a rock radio show in the early '70's, but radio being what it was in the '70's (a) it was impossible to pick up, since it was on a low-power FM station, and (b) everyone hosted a rock radio show in the '70's.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Tuesday, June 30th 2009 at 5:36am.

I have went there a couple of times in the mid to late 80s. Great dining area atmophere and always great chicken and corn fritters.
Comment posted by betamax75 on Tuesday, June 30th 2009 at 7:21am.

Cool clip Fuzzy. Thanks for posting.
Comment posted by 1980sfan on Tuesday, June 30th 2009 at 7:45am.

I believe that is a Route 66 restaraunt, unless I am thinking of Del Rey(sp?) Farms, which also claims to have the world's best fried chicken.
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Tuesday, June 30th 2009 at 10:49am.

Boy am I hungry. :)
Comment posted by Loyal32fan on Wednesday, July 1st 2009 at 10:37am.

Interesting, I don't recall seeing ads for White Fence until maybe 1987. Wonder where they were concentrating their ads before then?
Comment posted by SuperCFL on Friday, July 3rd 2009 at 12:40pm.

Not sure. I think this is the only White Fence Farm commercial I have come across so far. It was shown on WMAQ during a Mary Tyler Moore re-run I believe.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Friday, July 3rd 2009 at 10:23pm.

Wow! Everything looks the same at this place....except for the prices. The chicken dinner is up to 12.95.
Comment posted by bobjl527 on Monday, July 6th 2009 at 9:26am.

Mal Bellairs is now 90 years old and just got a lifetime achievement award from the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

Broadcast pioneer receives big award

Comment posted by kba on Monday, July 6th 2009 at 7:44pm.

Sorry to report that Mal Bellairs has passed away at the age of 90:

Chicago radio personality Mal Bellairs


Comment posted by kba on Wednesday, July 14th 2010 at 8:18am.

This is interesting, the website: http://www.whitefencefarm.com/, actually shows there is a WFF restaurant in Colorado as well. They are owned by different families tho. I wonder if they are really "connected", or maybe they both wanted the URL and peacefully came up with this solution.
Comment posted by afdave on Wednesday, July 14th 2010 at 11:42pm.

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