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The Hungry I / Yum Yum's Oriental Restaurant, 1709 Decker Boulevard: 1970s   9 comments

Posted at 10:49 pm in Uncategorized

I'm pretty sure this pizza joint on Decker, now the R & R Lounge didn't make it through the 1970s, as I was very conscious of pizza, and think I would have noticed it driving (or riding) by. On the other hand the location, in a little strip mall near Percival Road with not much parking probably would not have been very inviting. (In fact, this section of Decker may have have come up since the 1970s). The pictures are not great because the sun was against me, and I didn't want to stand right in front of that open door snapping away.

Whatever the merits of the pizza, I'm pretty sure I can safely say The Kingston Trio never gigged here.

UPDATE 11 April 2010: The Hungry I was definitely gone by 1977, as that is when Yum Yum's Oriental Restaurant had a Bellsouth Yellow Pages ad for the same storefront.

Written by ted on October 17th, 2009

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9 Responses to 'The Hungry I / Yum Yum's Oriental Restaurant, 1709 Decker Boulevard: 1970s'

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  1. I ate there on a couple of occassions. It was there in the 1960s and the building I believe dates from the 1950s at least.

    It was not a fnacy place by any means, but it was a nice, clean "mom & pop" place that served good pizza, owned by a some very nice people.


    18 Oct 09 at 9:10 pm

  2. right in the heart of good ol' wellesley's place! by the time i was around it was already R&R and pretty had a "never go in there" aura. as much time as i spent in the general vicinity, i can safely say i was never in that parking lot. haha.

    there was a decent pizza joint right behind it tho for a time, maybe late 80's/early 90's... sold NY slices i believe? and what was the name of the pharmacy that was in the shopping center right beside here? i think it had orange letters on the sign.


    7 Dec 09 at 12:52 pm

  3. There was a place called TK's pizza on Deckerin the mid to late 80s. Not exactly sure of the location though.


    7 Dec 09 at 1:27 pm

  4. Yeah TK's had some good pizza. I can't remember where it was either. My neighbor ran it but I think he was doing too many drugs to keep it going long. His family had invested a lot of money in that thing.

    MR Bill

    8 Dec 09 at 10:47 am

  5. Steve the drug store was sentry drugs.

    MR Bill

    8 Dec 09 at 10:49 am

  6. Wasn't TK's on Fort Jackson BLVD?


    8 Dec 09 at 1:02 pm

  7. don't know if they had one there too. I know there's one on platt springs road to this day.

    Mr Bill

    8 Dec 09 at 1:26 pm

  8. No kidding? Might have to check them out. i recall their pizza was prtty good, but that was 25 years ago. A lot could have changed.


    8 Dec 09 at 2:58 pm

  9. The Hungry I was owned by Jim & Dorothy Mitchell. My parents became friends with them and they would play penny poker on Saturday nights. My father would take me to the Hungry I for a hand spun milkshake after a haircut next door at the Woodfield Barber Shop. I would always play “American Pie” on the jukebox at The Hungry I. As a child, I was confused by the name “The Hungry I”.

    Alan LeBon

    28 Dec 20 at 4:53 am

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