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Is that list just of former locations?  I think the one at 2001 North Shepherd is still there and is the first JIB I ever saw in Houston, at least as far back as the early 60s.   

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Jack In The Box store #629 just closed

 

 

3401 Ella @ Kempwood

Thanks! That should be 3425 Kempwood...I posted earlier (but it didn't register for some reason) that many (but not all) of the addresses listed above aren't correct for reasons unknown

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A few things of the top of my head,

 

The Jack in the Box that's at 610 and San Felipe was originally at Westheimer and Mid Lane. The building was one of the old style "tal, small foot printl" JITB restaurants. It was torn down and a furniture store called "Surprises" was built, which later became Bo Concept which recently closed along with everything else in that shopping center on Mid Lane.

 

The Goode Company Taqueria on Kirby was originally a Del Taco.

 

The current Del Taco on Westheimer was previously a KFC. After the KFC closed it became a place called "Window Magic". The building has been the same throughout with Del Taco using a bunch of the original KFC building features like the metal overhang roof, the original front door location, and the original drive thru window placement.

 

The Taco Cabana at 3007 S. Shepherd opened as a Rally's I could of sworn that at one point it was a Taco Cabana but I can't find anything to corroborate that.

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OK, go ahead

The lists are cool but a lot of times the addresses are off in the last two digits. Don't know why.

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Should I list the former Safeway locations

Along with the television studio locations

Church's closed down on Bellaire @ Belle park, behind the former JITB, DQ, & KFC

You already listed the Safeway locations, twice, and no, I don't want to hear the television studio locations again

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It's for you own good IronTiger, we want to see the future, Westpark Drive aganist Kirby Drive and El Camino Real.

Should we talk about 5500 El Camino Del Rey apartments?

what

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There's also a JITB at 3425 Ella Blvd, near the intersection of Ella and W. 34th and Waltrip High School. It was one of the old-style JITB restaurants, which is apparent when you look at it despite some modest updates. 

 

Just noticed last week that this JITB has closed - signage has been removed and leasing contact info posted. It had been in operation for over 40 years, and was the last one I'm aware of locally that still retained the appearance of the old-style "boxy" stores despite the updates over the years. My wife commented that she'd heard that it was one of the poorest-performing locations in the chain, which I found surprising given its close proximity to Waltrip.

 

Not the same one, but the building resembled this one:

 

JackintheBox-1970s.jpg

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Just noticed last week that this JITB has closed - signage has been removed and leasing contact info posted. It had been in operation for over 40 years, and was the last one I'm aware of locally that still retained the appearance of the old-style "boxy" stores despite the updates over the years. My wife commented that she'd heard that it was one of the poorest-performing locations in the chain, which I found surprising given its close proximity to Waltrip.

 

Not the same one, but the building resembled this one:

 

JackintheBox-1970s.jpg

 

Dang.. too bad. Some locations exist with modified box architecture. Like this one. Dunno if any other true box styles exist.

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Jack in The Box - Webster

 

Location at 18003 El Camino Real razed in 2014 for an Exxon Gas Station/King Fuels food store.

 

Whataburger - La Marque

 

This location at 1004 FM1764 will be closing sometime this year as a new location just nearby is nearing completion.

 

Schlotzsky's - Austin

 

A location at 1915 Guadalupe St. shut down mid-2014 to make way for a new UT campus building.

 

Taco Cabana - Austin

 

This location at 211 South Lamar closed March 2015 for a new residential development.

 

Arby's - Austin

 

Former location at 13376 N Hwy 183, now The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Closed in 2011.

 

Location at 1715 Guadalupe St. demolished in early 2013 for UT student housing,

 

Texasdelphia - Austin

 

This location at 2422 Guadalupe St. shuttered mid-2013. The building itself sat vacant until it was later torn down mid-2015 by Urban Outfitters.

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Just noticed last week that this JITB has closed - signage has been removed and leasing contact info posted. It had been in operation for over 40 years, and was the last one I'm aware of locally that still retained the appearance of the old-style "boxy" stores despite the updates over the years. My wife commented that she'd heard that it was one of the poorest-performing locations in the chain, which I found surprising given its close proximity to Waltrip.

Not the same one, but the building resembled this one:

JackintheBox-1970s.jpg

I've been told this location has been closed since March.

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I was told by a friend that there use to be a Domino's at 2301 Broadway and 2726 61st St in Galveston. I don't recall ever seeing them in person but the link below confirms their former existence at the bottom of the page. The 2301 Broadway location is a Washateria, and the latter was housed in a small strip center (still there, but don't know the exact space, all are occupied).

 

https://pizza.dominos.com/texas/galveston/77550/

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Meant to provide this list of former Houston-area Taco Bueno locations from the December 1986-87 Greater Houston business pages.

 

Houston

1460 Blalock

8980 Clearwood 

3804 S. Gessner 

8767 S. Gessner

19910 Park Row

 

La Porte

117 SH 146 S.

 

Pasadena

5425 Red Bluff 

302 Southmore

3122 Spencer Hwy

1212 Starkey

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Meant to provide this list of former Houston-area Taco Bueno locations from the December 1986-87 Greater Houston business pages.

 

Houston

1460 Blalock

8980 Clearwood 

3804 S. Gessner 

8767 S. Gessner

19910 Park Row

 

La Porte

117 SH 146 S.

 

Pasadena

5425 Red Bluff 

302 Southmore

3122 Spencer Hwy

1212 Starkey

 

Wow I had no idea Taco Bueno operated in the Houston area.. does anyone know how/why the chain failed down here? Can't find anything in The Chron about it..

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Also 707 N. Alexander in Baytown.  It's currently a General Wok

 

Meant to provide this list of former Houston-area Taco Bueno locations from the December 1986-87 Greater Houston business pages.

 

Houston

1460 Blalock

8980 Clearwood 

3804 S. Gessner 

8767 S. Gessner

19910 Park Row

 

La Porte

117 SH 146 S.

 

Pasadena

5425 Red Bluff 

302 Southmore

3122 Spencer Hwy

1212 Starkey

 

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Not sure if this is still being updated, but here's some new additions for Austin.

 

McDonalds - West Campus

 

Location at 414 W Martin Luther King Blvd closed in July to make way for a high-rise hotel.

 

Taco Cabana - West Campus

 

This one at 517 W Martin Luther King Blvd shuttered due to being a poor performing location.

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On August 5, 2014 at 6:28 PM, Purpledevil said:

I don't remember a Red Lobster down Dyna, mkultra, but I do remember this little diddy that I used to love, called the Moon Palace. How I miss the Palace...

Could Red Lobster have been in the stand alone building next door to Los Cabos/Moon Palace? I've been trying to put my finger on what that game room used to be for quite some time now. It was obviously a restaurant, but what? It's been driving me crazy. Wouldn't that be something if we ended up answering each other's question? The building certainly doesn't look like an old Red Lobster, but I guess it's possible.

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Looks like a JoJo's

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On 7/31/2014 at 9:50 PM, sevfiv said:

Here are the Jack in the Box listings (of 47 listed, 23 are still Jack in the Box)

 

4819 Almeda Rd. (remodeled but has the old school top kind of like this)

11602 Bellaire Blvd. (demo)

6901 Bellfort St. (vacant - old school top - talked about here on HAIF before)

5320 W Bellfort St. (AutoZone, but I took this picture a while back behind it - might be the old drive through window)

5131 Browncroft (?)

94 E Crosstimbers St. (demo)

10598 Fuqua St. (Domino Pizza mentioned above)

2727 Hillcroft St. (demo)

9602 Houston Dyersdale E Rd. (?)

1120 Jefferson St. (was in building?)

12310 Kingsride St. (?)

6103 Kirby Dr. (currently River Oaks Plant House)

4330 Lockwood Dr. (AutoZone)

8303 Long Point Rd. (old style - currently taqueria)

14504 Memorial Dr. (rebuilt - Burger King)

3402 OST (rebuilt - gas station)

7545 Park Place Blvd. (rebuilt - Texaco with Jack in the Box combined)

5602 Savoy Dr. (?)

9324 Stella Link Rd. (parking lot)

18003 El Camino Real (currently Daddio's)

3333 Red Bluff Rd. (currently car title loan place)

2213 Strawberry Rd. (old style - currently Burger and Shrimp Galley)

218 Spencer Highway (demo)

The Jack in the Box at 6901 Bellfort was our teenage hangout on Friday & Saturday nights. We went there between 1972-1975. Innocent kid stuff. Drive thru backwards, place goofy orders, things like that. I ran with 2 friends & we were definitely The 3 Musketeers. We girls were so shallow. We went to Houston from Pearland. The boys in Pearland were not allowed long hair, so our boyfriends went to Jones, Milby & Austin. Hair was not a problem. Ha. 15 yrs old. First car. Summer of 72

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