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Flintstones Fabulous Foods, 532 Knox Abbot Drive: 1970s   6 comments

Posted at 9:23 pm in historic,restaurants

For a caveman appetite

Honestly I have no memory of this place at all, and I was quite surprised to find it as I went through the 1970 Bellsouth restaurant section. I like cartoons more than most, and it seems to me that something like this would have been near the top of my radar when I was 9. I was certainly aware of Yogi Bear's Honey Fried Chicken even though I didn't like chicken at all. That's certainly an official Hanna-Barbera rendition of Fred on the ad, not some chintzy knock-off, so I assume that this must have been part of a chain that could negotiate for national level properties...

I rather doubt though, that the current 532 Knox Abbot Drive is the building where Flintstones was. The ad namechecks "Ravenwood Shopping Center", which I have no memory of, and this building, though it looks like it could go back as far as the 70s is obviously not a restaurant location.

Yabba Dabba Do!

Written by ted on May 8th, 2009

6 Responses to 'Flintstones Fabulous Foods, 532 Knox Abbot Drive: 1970s'

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  1. There was also one located on the corner of Two Notch and Sparkleberry Lane.

    Tom

    10 May 09 at 10:52 pm

  2. Found this link to a paper hat for this franchise. Apart from this, I can't locate anything about Flintstones Fabulous Foods.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29884868@N04/2966934974/

    David H

    19 May 09 at 11:24 am

  3. A though just occured to me. Both the Flintstones and Yogi Bear were owned by Hanna-Barbera (now a part of the Time-Warner mega corp). Both were used for fast food chains.

    This makes me wonder if this was part of a failed merchandising plan that the H-B was involved in the late 60s- early 70s?

    Tom

    19 May 09 at 1:35 pm

  4. Wikipedia suggests that the fried chicken franchaise (only 1 left!) was owned by Hardee's. That makes sense as it would not have conflicted with their burger stores. It looks like Flintstones would have to be a different owner since it would compete with Hardee's.

    Certainly HB did try to merchandise their properties though. I remember plenty of lunchboxes and the like.

    ted

    19 May 09 at 1:52 pm

  5. Weird. Only three years earlier than your phone book listing, this address shows up as First Federal Savings & Loan.

    Bobby P.

    1 Jan 10 at 6:08 pm

  6. That building looks like a section of a 1960's era secondary school campus around Columbia, very similar to the old Crayton Junior High School campus for instance. I have no idea how a restaurant fit into that building's scheme whatsoever, and have no memory of one at all. A bank I could see.

    Judging by the comments, only Tom actually remembers the restaurant (chain) in question, but he doesn't really verify that a restaurant existed in the above location, which has to be the most totally inappropriate location for a "cartoon" restaurant that I've ever seen. If that chain did have a restaurant here, right off the bat I can tell you that they had a major problem with identity. MAJOR PROBLEM with identity.

    Michael Taylor

    1 Jan 10 at 6:59 pm

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