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Sambo's Restaurants - "Tiger Club" (Commercial, 1976)

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Here's another commercial for Sambo's restaurant featuring "Sambo's Tiger Club" and mascot, with a jingle sung to (approximately) the tune of "Bingo Was His Name-O".

As the ad notes, there was a Sambo's at 1500 Butterfield Road in Downers Grove.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, July 23rd 1976.

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1500 Butterfield is now a Portillo's.
Comment posted by APM on Saturday, June 4th 2011 at 1:49pm.

Slight airdate correction. FuzzyMemories.TV regrets the error. :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, June 4th 2011 at 5:39pm.

Wow, $1.00 worth of food? Even back then, that was kinda lame.
Comment posted by AMNewsboy on Saturday, June 4th 2011 at 5:52pm.

Wow, I think I originally watched this ad back when the MBC was in the Cultural Center and you could watch stuff in the Archieves.
Comment posted by Smctopia on Sunday, June 5th 2011 at 4:40pm.

$1 in 1976 would be $3.87 today.

So, unless they were basically really cheap fast food kids meals, that might not have even paid for the whole kids meal, although maybe they had specials for the kids (bunch of places around here do free kids meals with 2 adult entrees even now).

Comment posted by afdave on Tuesday, July 26th 2011 at 9:19pm.

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