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69 posts
Sep 06, 2009
10:14 PM
i do not know much about hasty tasty restaurants, can anyone give some input?
179 posts
Sep 07, 2009
12:26 AM
newsnot: Hasty Tasty was just a small chain of drive in restaurants that was around during the Parkmoor, Frisch's and Charburger heydays. they was pretty similar to the others in their menu's and style of operation. they had Fried Chicken and their own signature Burger. I seen one posting on here claiming that the Fried Chicken at Hasty Tasty was better than Parkmoor. if memory serves, their Mascot was a Fowl named "Hasty Chick" (somebody correct me if I am wrong) my personal favorites were the one on Linden Ave and the one at Salem and Hillcrest.

Thanks for the soaphs link it answered my question about which of the two remaining parks closed first.

Last Edited by on Sep 07, 2009 12:36 AM
183 posts
Sep 07, 2009
8:30 AM
Marck1957: Yeah that would be great. by the way thanks a bunch for the other photo's they were awesome. just took a look at them last night, I was having password problems with Yahoo.
112 posts
Sep 09, 2009
8:05 PM
i think i heard somewhere where there is still one hasty tasty left in dayton, is this right ?
if it's true where is it ?
244 posts
Sep 10, 2009
4:58 AM
There's a Hasty Tasty Pancake House at 3509 Linden listed in the phonebook.
236 posts
Sep 10, 2009
5:14 PM
driver62: is it any part of a real Hasty Tasty ?
230 posts
Sep 11, 2009
1:02 PM
The chicken at the current Hasty Tasty is very similar to Parkmoor, if not the exact same recipe. I just had an order of it last week on a short trip to Dayton! I don't know if it would still be considered a "franchise," but it's been in business on Linden since the 50s.

Last Edited by on Sep 11, 2009 1:02 PM
104 posts
Sep 11, 2009
3:25 PM
hi jeffn,
i am headed to hasty tasty after that info.
lots of info on dayton amusment parks.
234 posts
Sep 11, 2009
10:18 PM
newsnot ... let me know what ya think!
132 posts
Sep 12, 2009
2:40 PM
hey guys. i found these posts under another thread so i moved them here so this crowd wouldnt miss them.

The Hasty Tasty is on Linden near Woodman ... it's been there since 1953 or so. It looks live a dive, but the food and service is super...posted by JeffN.

love it. My wife gets pancakes and loves them. I think the chicken is identical to Parkmoor. all in all, great JeffN
134 posts
Sep 12, 2009
2:55 PM
RFK61 - do I remember right that in Beavercreek there was a Hasty Tasty on the S side of Dayton Xenia Pike just West of the intersection with Belbrook Fairfield Rd? That would be the intersection just N of the BeaverBowl and skating rink area... Posted by tlturbo.
121 posts
Sep 13, 2009
2:22 PM
have not checked it out yet but i am aching to.
check this out
206 posts
Sep 19, 2009
2:54 PM
newsnot...i checked out the old amusement park link when you first posted it. it's a blast, i loved the old photos of forrest park...thanks.
all of us are still waiting for the vertict on the hasty tasty.
245 posts
Sep 22, 2009
6:58 PM
newsnot ... let us know what u think ...
7 posts
Oct 15, 2009
7:34 AM
I remember that on Saturdays in the summer, my dad would go to Hasty-Tasty on W.Third and get us each a meal in a basket. I don't remember if it was chicken or hamburgers, I just remember how cool it was to come in a basket!! We would always eat out on the picnic table. We would get a soft drink, which in those days (1957 or so ) was a rare treat. Now I don't go a day without a soft drink of some kind.
1 post
Jan 06, 2010
8:32 AM
Hasty Tasty was established in 1952, with the first restaurant built on Linden Ave, Dayton, OH. Hasty Tasty went on to have a chain of 13 stores from Greenville, OH down to Middletown, OH. My Father was the Accountant for Parkmoor, and the Gen.Mgr. for Parkmoor combined their business efforts to start the business. Frisches actually came on as the third drive in restaurant in Dayton. My Father's partner spun of the Char-Burger chain to compete with the new fast food services such as McDonald's and Burger King. The Tasty Chicken and Tasty Burger were the star attractions. Linden Ave. Hasty Tasty is the last store still with the name, and Mike is doing a fantastic job running his business. I highly recommend the restaurant to all that still fancy the good old days!!
285 posts
Jan 06, 2010
1:51 PM
I agree's a fantastic restaurant.
Curt Dalton
261 posts
Jan 06, 2010
8:58 PM
I just so happen to have two pictures (taken at the same time, but different spots) of the Hasty Tasty on Keowee Street in 1957 and I put them on tonight. Click on the side button Dayton Images/Videos, go to Dayton in the 1950s and look at the last two photos.
2 posts
Jan 09, 2010
5:58 AM
Thanks for pointing out the pictures. I have saved them to share with my Brother and two Sisters. Great memories of the restaurant. It was fun finding this site and reading comments about Hasty Tasty.
1 post
Jan 11, 2010
11:19 AM
i worked at hasty tasty 1961-1966 on dixie drive. the last hasty tasty on linden in dayton has been remolded and changed names. i met the owner when i was working there. in the 60's.
1 post
Jan 11, 2010
6:56 PM
......if i am not mistaken, wasn't tasty bird on salem ave. also?
27 posts
Aug 13, 2011
6:22 PM
Hasty Tasty has not changed its name. It's called Bunny's Hasty Tasty. They have a breakfsst special every morning that is really reasonable (cheapest breakfast in town), and daily specials. Mondays are cabbage roll cassarole, and Fridays is all you can eat fish night. We can eat there for less than $18 for the two of us.
It has a 50s setting. They celebrated their 50th year in business a few years ago.
198 posts
Aug 13, 2011
7:00 PM
Tasty Burger ruled!! Better than Parkmoor's Double Burger by comparison, imo..
260 posts
Aug 14, 2011
5:43 AM
Fairborn lad - I remember the Hasty Tasty in Fairborn. I THINK it was there about 53-54 because I remember eating there before we moved to Memphis about 54. I KNOW there was something there. In the late 60's (moved back to Beavercreek from Memphis in 60) I would occasionally drive the vette into Fairborn to cruise the Frisches.
87 Buick GN
31 posts
Aug 31, 2011
8:01 PM
Moke yes, the Tasty Bird was indeed on Salem Ave at Park Hill Dr. I lived right across the street and even worked at Tasty Bird after school. It was also Sam's Poultry. The store is still there or it was a couple years ago even though the store is in disrepair and there are weeds growing up through the pavement in the parking lot. It was a very busy place.
300 posts
Aug 31, 2011
11:01 PM
Well, Hasty-Tasty was a true "drive-in" where they would bring your order on a tray that would be attached to your door by some ingenious rigging. An actual person came out to your car and took and delivered your order. What do we have today?

You wait in line while five cars containing people who speak Urdu, Uzbeck, Pashtun, and Korean give their orders into a plastic clown face to a person who is struggling to pronounce English correctly and failing miserably.

Then you get to the clown-head and hear someone say, "Malpoo?" which eventually you can translate to "May I Help You?"

So you order a sausage, cheese, and egg biscuit and ask for some hot sauce with it, check your order when you get it and are relieved to find out they did not screw it up yet again.

So, you find a nice spot to wolf down your breakfast, spread that hot sauce over the sausage in the biscuit, bite into it and OH GOOD LORD ITS NOT HOT SAUCE ITS STRAWBERRY JAM but what the heck, you are starving so you eat it anyway.

Then, depending on what kind of mood you are in you either finish eating and get back to work OR spend the rest of the day cursing the fact that buisinesses hire nincompoops.

I freaking miss Hasty-tasty.
140 posts
Sep 02, 2011
4:48 AM
Allen...That is a pretty funny story! Thanks for starting my day with a smile!
Jack S.
7 posts
Sep 02, 2011
8:26 AM
YES, Those were the good old days at the Hasty on Linden Ave, I met 2 of my best fiends there in 1955, we all had 1955 Thunderbird's and it was a hot bed of street racing, there were Drag races on Rt 35 back then, and we all took it seriously, lol, from 1/4 mile Drags to racing top end coming out of Xenia down the hill, It was about a 3 mile run, Back in those day's there were no seat belts,The Dodge Red Ram and Buicks were really fast, We reached speeds approaching, 150 mph. If rt 35 was not long enough , we went to rt 41 or 42 which had a 7 mile stretch, When I would race there I would borrow my Grandmothers Chrysler 300, When I got home the mufflars were blown out, and she said I had been Raceing again, She was a Great Grandmother.

Last Edited by on Sep 02, 2011 8:29 AM

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