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Where was your favorite Parkmoor Drive in ?
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newsnot
201 posts
Aug 27, 2010
4:52 PM
riverdale & bigmo
yes red barns would do good today. they had a better product than mcdonalds. were red barn's a franchise or just a subsidary of parkmoor?
RIVERDALE RAT
518 posts
Aug 27, 2010
9:06 PM
newsnot:

Somewhere on here under some topic, a person commented on having worked in a Red Barn in Topeka. I would imagine if they were scattered about in other states that they may have been franchise or at least had some franchise units. I'm not sure if Parkmoor started Red Barn or somehow just ended up with them.

If Red Barn started up today and maintained the same quality and standards, as before, then they would be a big hit, I'm almost sure. Truth being, if they would have lasted through the years we would all probably be on here complaining about how we never go there because the food quality has dropped so low and the prices are outrageous. That seems to be the case with every fast food place that was around in our day.
DebCB
11 posts
Sep 25, 2010
7:13 PM
My teenage friends and I used to go to the Parkmoor on Airway and order something inexpensive inside and wait for some cute guys to drive through in their cars and we'd catch a ride with them and drive around all evening looking for parties or just having a good time. I remember one night seeing a little mouse inside and telling the waitress about it. She didn't seem bothered at all.
newsnot
210 posts
Sep 28, 2010
8:56 AM
riverdale,
guess red barns were a national chain. yes very high standards. guess parkmor had the local franchise. red barn's were also in cincinnati.
ejbrown
2 posts
Oct 05, 2010
4:41 PM
strange I remember this but I had a friend in second grade who's dad was the manager at the Parkmoor on Main in Forest Park. That was 1968, their last name was Protos. I'm surprised it didn't make it past 1970 although I don't remember my friend after second grade.
cilla46
7 posts
Dec 24, 2010
12:08 PM
My Parkmoor was the one at the corner of Smithville and Watervliet.
It was right next to the Belmont Lanes bowling alley.
I went there every weekend with my brother and all our friends.
It was like the "office" for some of the guys.Randy White,Mike Rentas,Bob Blazik{sp.}were like the bosses of Belmont back then.They were there to oversee the goings on in their territory!Ah,the good old days!This was in the early 60's when those kind of guys were called "Hoods"
Doug68
91 posts
May 30, 2011
11:38 AM
My favorite Parkmoor was on N. Main Street in front of Forest Park Plaza. It was the closest to those of us who attended Northmont High School during the 1960s.
Perry401
63 posts
Jun 03, 2011
7:53 PM
There was a spur line railroad which ran adjacent to the Parkmoor on Shroyer Road. The train crew usually stopped there for lunch. This became a regular thing, and the car hops would go out to the engine to take the order and later come back with the food. At one time Parkmoor advertised that is was the only drive in restaurant in the nation with train service!
lastofthesimons
2 posts
Jun 06, 2011
4:50 PM
My favorite Parkmoor was on N. Main Street across from the Frisches Big Boy. It was torn down and became the Ponderosa Steak House - Gerry Office a neighbor of my family on Wales Drive started it.
TimTrochelman
7 posts
Jul 01, 2011
7:40 AM
Update: Parkmoor chicken at Frickers

The Huber Heights restaurant's volume of Parkmoor chicken was so large that they moved it to Mondays and serve it all day. It is the classic Parkmoor chicken dinner (four pieces of chicken, crinkle fries and cole slaw). Did I mention that it is ALL DAY MONDAYS? Git-R-Done!!

Last Edited by on Jul 01, 2011 8:03 AM
Sharon35
7 posts
Aug 31, 2012
8:46 AM
How I miss the Parkmoor on Shroyer Road. Seems like all your nights out with the girls or on dates ended there. I can still taste their wonderful Jumbo Double Burgers.
luv my dayton
117 posts
Aug 31, 2012
6:27 PM
Many moons ago there was a Parkmoor on Shroyer Rd. Could walk down the road about a mile to get there or do the cruise thru to see who all was hanging out there. Still had the little jukes on the tables and on date night would stop for something to eat. Its now a mexican place called Carmels and does do a good business and good food. Same little dairy queen is across the street and a neighborhood bar.
Sharon35
13 posts
Sep 01, 2012
9:15 AM
Luv My Dayton

The Dairy Queen accross the street certainly takes in the summer business. I am missing so much in Dayton. Marions Pizza, Donato's Pizza, Dorothy Lane Market, Oakwood Club and numerous other things. Dayton was a wonderful town to grow up in.
Buckeyechaplin
4 posts
Sep 01, 2012
11:10 AM
The one at Salem Ave.
My mother worked there and so did I. I was 14 or 15 and that would have been in '1965/66.

I was dishwasher and chicken preparer, breading and then more breading.
But it was really good chicken.
Buckeyechaplin
5 posts
Sep 01, 2012
11:17 AM
This was posted 6/1/11 --Do they still do this at Frickers???

Update: Parkmoor chicken at Frickers

The Huber Heights restaurant's volume of Parkmoor chicken was so large that they moved it to Mondays and serve it all day. It is the classic Parkmoor chicken dinner (four pieces of chicken, crinkle fries and cole slaw). Did I mention that it is ALL DAY MONDAYS? Git-R-Done!!

Last Edited by on Sep 01, 2012 11:18 AM
luv my dayton
120 posts
Sep 01, 2012
9:19 PM
Sharon what year did you graduate and what school? Still stop by the dairy queen and love Marions Pizza. Both have gotton alot of my money over the years.
theWiz
1 post
Sep 11, 2012
9:54 AM
in the 60s I lived in East Kettering and went alot to the Parkmoor on Woodman-just south of Woodlane shopping center. Also went to the Parkmoor on Smithville now and then. the one on Woodman was torn down and replaced by a bank, but has been vacant for ages now.
I sure do miss Duffs smorgasbord- there were about 5 of them in the Dayton area, now there is only one left in the world, and it's in Pigeon Forge, TN. They had the BEST bread pudding!!!!
Sharon35
14 posts
Sep 22, 2012
10:49 AM
Luv My Dayton...I graduated from Julienne High School in 1958. Wow! Makes me old. Went to St Albert the Great grade school. What wonderful times to grow up. Wish I could go back in time for a while. Moved to the south 5 years ago and it will never feel like home. Many friends and things I still miss in Dayton.
luv my dayton
196 posts
Dec 17, 2012
9:16 PM
My favorite was the one on Shroyer.Building still there and looks the same but is now Carmels, a mexican venue. Neighborhood bar across the street from them has been there pre 50's.
rhowell7
1 post
Dec 27, 2012
1:43 PM
I believe there was a Parkmoor on the corner of Stroop Rd. and Dixie Drive just a stone's throw from the Frigidaite Plant in the early '60s.
Billd1952
10 posts
Dec 27, 2012
6:06 PM
The Parkmore on West Third St. was in the Arcade.

Larry Flint opened the Hustler bar on East Third St. across from Wympees, at East Third and Wayne Ave.

Wympee's is still there.
olds88
30 posts
Feb 01, 2013
6:08 PM
Any body remember the Dayton policeman named Masconi that would keep things somewhat normal at Parkmoor on shroyer and sgt.Oseit from oakwood p.d.that would nail us for squeeling tires across the tracks?Every day started and endded at that place.It had to have been a lucrative business back in the day.
olds88
31 posts
Feb 01, 2013
6:18 PM
I think the parkmoor on woodman was still around in the late eighties or early ninties.I seem to remember going to a cruise in there before it moved across the street to Rikes.
Tomco
4 posts
May 11, 2013
7:15 AM
The Parkmoor at the corner of Salem Ave. & Superior Ave.
joey m
58 posts
May 11, 2013
8:43 AM
cilla46 i just saw your post and it brought back old memories. I was from the edgemont area on the west side and we had our own "office" blaine clark, tony elam,and tim healy. i was a couple years younger than them but ran with all of them. by the way i am good friends with randy I still see him pretty often. and i was friends with rentas, i dont know if you knew that mike passed away not long ago! those were the good old days!
Rocket88man
6 posts
Feb 25, 2014
3:55 PM
North Main at Forest Park. Spent many an evening there with my friends from '63 to '65, and cruising in my maroon '60 Pontiac Catalina with nearly 400 hp and LOUD pipes. Lots of fun. Also would cruise to the one on Shroyer when we had more $ for gas. Lived in Dayton View, so that as a hike!
mpup
18 posts
Feb 26, 2014
12:58 PM
Parkmoor has what no one else has got,,,Parkmoor's got Dixie Fried Chicken that's what!
I think this is the jingle.

Last Edited by mpup on Feb 26, 2014 12:59 PM
tlturbo
579 posts
Feb 26, 2014
5:19 PM
Rocket man. I had a Bobcat Pontiac in about 67 and hung out there a lot. Light sky blue with 8 lug Pontiac mags. 389 tri power, hurst 4 speed. George Montgomery reworked the engine and it was a 396 Chevelle killer.
Paula fishman
13 posts
Feb 27, 2014
8:06 AM
No one has mentioned the Parkmoor on Salem Ave next to a Charburger and the Salem Drive In theater My family's favorite "fast food of the 60'a I would like to locate one of the trays that hung on your window with all your food on it
Karline27
13 posts
Feb 27, 2014
8:29 AM
Just FYI - the Huber Heights Fricker's location still does the Parkmoor fried chicken special every Monday. Check our their website for more info!


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