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Iconic Restaurant Chains That No Longer Exist

1. Howard Johnson’s

The Howard Johnson’s company launched in the 1920s, and grew along with American car culture. By the 1960s, over 1,000 of the restaurant/hotel chain’s distinctive orange roofs dotted American highways. However, within a few scant decades, they disappeared. The hotel portion of the business was sold off — still existing in name — but with none of the classic HoJo design elements. Meanwhile, the restaurants died a slow death. As of 2017, there is only one Howard Johnson’s still in business.