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Golden Bear Restaurants - "Gold Rush Special" (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 3780

Here's a quick 10 second spot for another long-defunct chain of Chicagoland (and elsewhere?) eateries - Golden Bear Restaurants. This ad is advertising their "Gold Rush Special" - steak and eggs for $3.95.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Monday, November 15th 1982.

Sambo's Restaurants - "Just What The Family Ordered..." (Commercial, 1977)

Views: 1927

Here's another commercial for the unfortunately named "Sambo's" Restaurants.

Featuring actor David Hollander who memorably played the part of the "little businessman who drinks coffee" in the film Airplane!.

This aired on local Los Angeles TV on Friday, July 15th 1977 during the 3:30pm to 5:00pm [PST] timeframe.

Rustler (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 9159

Here's a commercial for another long-defunct restaurant chain - Rustler Steakhouse.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Tuesday, August 7th 1979.

Burger Chef - "New Sign" (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 2600

Here's another commercial for Burger Chef - they used to have restaurants in the Chicagoland area but not any more.

(C)1979 Burger Chef Systems, Inc.

This aired on local Indianapolis TV Wednesday, August 1st 1979 during the 6:00pm to 7:00pm timeframe.

Shakey's Pizza - "Pizza Keeper" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 11977

Here's a commercial for the long-defunct (at least in the Chicago area) restaurant chain Shakey's Pizza. This one features their "Pizza Keeper", the apparently revolutionary idea of getting your take-out pizza in a cardboard box.

"At Participating Shakey's"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, October 28th 1978.

La Margarita Restaurants (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 1066

Here's a commercial for La Margarita Restaurants - a popular Mexican restaurant chain run by Cesar Dovalina.

They had locations in Morton Grove, Bolingbrook, Schaumburg, and in Chicago at 868 North Wabash and 3137 West Logan Blvd.

Ending voiceover by Jim Barton.

"This is my country..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, October 1st 1981.

Mr. Steak (Commercial #1, 1975)

Views: 22042

Here's a commercial for another long-gone restaurant that had locations in the Chicagoland area - Mister Steak. (no, not Mr. Beef!)

The production slate at the beginning shows that this was produced at WFLD Channel 32, and we see the Kaiser Broadcasting Company logo as well. This was number 7541 (I wonder what the significance of these numbers were exactly?) and was directed by Don Shannon. Record date was 5-19-75.

Looks like the sign says "America's Favorite ...

Mr. Steak (Commercial #2, 1975)

Views: 3810

Here's another, shorter commercial for a long-gone restaurant that had locations in the Chicagoland area - Mister Steak. (no, not Mr. Beef!)

The production slate at the beginning shows that this was produced at WFLD Channel 32, and we see the Kaiser Broadcasting Company logo as well. This was number 7573 (I wonder what the significance of these numbers were exactly?) and was directed by Don Shannon. Record date was 6-27-75.

Looks like the sign says "America's ...

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

Views: 8418

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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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