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What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Mr. Misery ()
Date: September 20, 2009 02:16PM

Roy Rogers has the best fast-food chicken. Ever. It blows Popeyes and KFC out of the water. So what ever happened to Roy Rogers? There are still a couple in Leesburg that I know about, and there used to be one in Sterling on Route 7 years and years ago; but mostly, you only see them at highway rest stops anymore. What's up with that? Some areas of the country seem to have a disproportionate amount of certain fast-food chains...in the Boca Raton area of Florida, they had an Arby's just about on every block. A little further north, Checkers is all over the place. In West Virginia and Ohio, you can't go 5 miles without running into a Cracker Barrel.

And maybe a little off the topic, but I still find it really weird everytime I pass by that lone Long John Silver's on Leesburg Pike going into Falls Church. It's like driving along and all of a sudden seeing a dinosaur standing by the side of the road. Krazy...

...and don't tell me to STFU. Genuine responses only, please.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: September 20, 2009 02:23PM

There's a Roy Rogers somewhere on Rt. 1, I believe.

I've also lamented the lack of Long John Silver's presence around here. I used to work at one back in the day, and get nostalgic for the food sometimes.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: September 20, 2009 02:40PM

The Roy's you're missing has been gone for many years. Marriott Corp owned it...I can't remember exactly how it went down but I think Hardees bought them out, turned Roy's locations into Hardees, and in a few years they failed and Hardees headed back wherever they came from.

The few existing Roy's today have nothing to do with the old Marriott Roy's....I assume they bought the rights/logos from Marriott or Hardees. I wonder if Roy Roger's (the man) estate sold out or still gets royalties??

But, you're right, the old Roy's was pretty good for a fast food joint! Real roast beef, not that factory pressed shit like at Arby's!

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Mr Captcha ()
Date: September 20, 2009 02:57PM

There's a Roy Rogers on 28 in Manassas/Manassas Park. There's also one in the strip mall at the intersection of 7900, Manchester, and Beulah.

You can also go to New Jersey, they're in every freaking rest area there. Refinance your house though, because it's mad freaking expensive.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: September 20, 2009 03:01PM

tubby Wrote:
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> The Roy's you're missing has been gone for many
> years. Marriott Corp owned it...I can't remember
> exactly how it went down but I think Hardees
> bought them out, turned Roy's locations into
> Hardees, and in a few years they failed and
> Hardees headed back wherever they came from.

Exactly, all company owned Roys (the vast majority) were sold to a Canadian holding company that owned Hardees. The majority of these were converted to Hardees - and later practicaly all of the restaurants were sold to and converted to McDonalds.

There were very few franchised Roys that chose to stay Roys. One is in Frederick.

> The few existing Roy's today have nothing to do
> with the old Marriott Roy's....I assume they
> bought the rights/logos from Marriott or Hardees.

More complicated then that, but yes. They retained the Roys name and logos and did not take place in the Hardees sale.

> I wonder if Roy Roger's (the man) estate sold out
> or still gets royalties??

No, his original agreement with Marriot called for roayalty payments for x number of years which has long since past - as has Roy himself.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Dave Feldman ()
Date: September 20, 2009 03:10PM

Also, there is one off of Ft. Hund Road in Alexandria. Anyone remember the Roy's at UMD? You can create a free salad from the fixin's bar.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 20, 2009 03:28PM

There is one on Route 1 past Fort Belvoir where you turn to go to Mount Vernon.

Another one is at the strip mall where Beulah and FFX County Parkway meet.

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: graymoose1 ()
Date: September 20, 2009 03:39PM

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Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: September 20, 2009 02:23PM


There's a Roy Rogers somewhere on Rt. 1, I believe.

I've also lamented the lack of Long John Silver's presence around here. I used to work at one back in the day, and get nostalgic for the food sometimes.



I really miss LJS there is one in Dale city and one in Falls church.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 20, 2009 03:40PM

Captain D's is way better than LJS

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: roy rogers ()
Date: September 20, 2009 04:25PM

http://www.royrogersrestaurants.com/#/home

has all locations in md va wv

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: September 20, 2009 04:42PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Captain D's is way better than LJS

You shut your filthy whore mouth.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Wuht__ ()
Date: September 20, 2009 05:16PM

Mr. Misery Wrote:
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> couple in Leesburg that I know about, and there
> used to be one in Sterling on Route 7 years and
> years ago; but mostly, you only see them at
> highway rest stops anymore.

Ya all the thins u said have somethign in common nothin to do wit fairfax county y teh offtopick bllshit three post post this shit in off topic

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: FUNdamental ()
Date: September 20, 2009 06:43PM

Oh, for those high school jokes about going through the Roy Rogers' drive through and asking for a "Trigger Burger," or asking through the microphone, "My friend and I had a question and we know that someone here can help; "Roy's horse was Trigger, what was Dale's horse's name? we'll wait here while you ask around. Thanks!"

BTW, after the second scenario made its way across the country, corporate sent out a memo informing all managers "Dale's horse's name was "Buttermilk."

Happy Trails!



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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: GMU Hokie ()
Date: September 20, 2009 06:46PM

You can always ask these folks: http://www.marriott.com/corporateinfo/default.mi

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: wuht__ ()
Date: September 20, 2009 07:02PM

yo i checked teh google an it sed he is dead yeah he died back in teh 1990's so thats whut hapned to him

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: graymoose1 ()
Date: September 20, 2009 08:10PM

lol

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Whitey Ford ()
Date: September 20, 2009 08:32PM

Mr. Misery Wrote:

Roy Rogers has the best fast-food chicken. Ever. It blows Popeyes and KFC out of the water. So what ever happened to Roy Rogers? There are still a couple in Leesburg that I know about, and there used to be one in Sterling on Route 7 years and years ago; but mostly, you only see them at highway rest stops anymore. What's up with that? Some areas of the country seem to have a disproportionate amount of certain fast-food chains...in the Boca Raton area of Florida, they had an Arby's just about on every block. A little further north, Checkers is all over the place. In West Virginia and Ohio, you can't go 5 miles without running into a Cracker Barrel.

I gotta ask you. Why is it politically correct to name a restaurant "Cracker Barrel?"

I take offense to the name.

How'd you like it if I opened a chain of restaurants called " Nigger Bucket?"

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: September 20, 2009 08:50PM

Whitey Ford Wrote:
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> How'd you like it if I opened a chain of
> restaurants called " Nigger Bucket?"

I'd eat there three nights a week.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 20, 2009 09:15PM

Whitey Ford Wrote:
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> How'd you like it if I opened a chain of
> restaurants called " Nigger Bucket?"


What type of food would you serve?

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: graymoose1 ()
Date: September 20, 2009 09:27PM

watermelon, grits, black-eyed peas( minus Fergie), fried chicken, and for dessert pecan pie

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: September 20, 2009 10:01PM

Here, let me google that for you:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Roy+Rogers+Fairfax+County%2C+VA

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: September 21, 2009 02:11AM

Mr. Misery Wrote:
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> Roy Rogers has the best fast-food chicken. Ever.
> It blows Popeyes and KFC out of the water. So what
> ever happened to Roy Rogers? There are still a
> couple in Leesburg that I know about, and there
> used to be one in Sterling on Route 7 years and
> years ago; but mostly, you only see them at
> highway rest stops anymore. What's up with that?
> Some areas of the country seem to have a
> disproportionate amount of certain fast-food
> chains...in the Boca Raton area of Florida, they
> had an Arby's just about on every block. A little
> further north, Checkers is all over the place. In
> West Virginia and Ohio, you can't go 5 miles
> without running into a Cracker Barrel.
>
> And maybe a little off the topic, but I still find
> it really weird everytime I pass by that lone Long
> John Silver's on Leesburg Pike going into Falls
> Church. It's like driving along and all of a
> sudden seeing a dinosaur standing by the side of
> the road. Krazy...
>
> ...and don't tell me to STFU. Genuine responses
> only, please.


By "North of Boca" I assume that you mean Delray Beach? They have a real nice Checkers on Atlantic.

I feel your pain, there used to be a Roy Rogers in Reston near the Sheraton (Next to the Highest Building, the "International Center"), but that went out a while ago with the Popeyes move. Popeyes used to be over in Hunter Mill, and that was a good one, until they put a McD's there, and now there's nothing.

I hate the fact that the closest Checkers around here is in Manassas, and the closest Roy Rogers in Leesburg. I have no idea why we have to drive out to the boonies to go to either of those places.

BTW, as for Cracker Barrel, they're all up and down I-95, and their food is damn good.

I AM glad that Reston at least has Silver Diner, but why they did away with Memphis BBQ, I'll never know.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: September 21, 2009 02:13AM

graymoose1 Wrote:
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> Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers? new
> Posted by: MrMephisto ()
> Date: September 20, 2009 02:23PM
>
>
> There's a Roy Rogers somewhere on Rt. 1, I
> believe.
>
> I've also lamented the lack of Long John Silver's
> presence around here. I used to work at one back
> in the day, and get nostalgic for the food
> sometimes.
>
>
>
> I really miss LJS there is one in Dale city and
> one in Falls church.


I could've sworn that there used to be one in Fairfax City as well.


And while we're at it, what's the deal with all of the damn Sonics commercials? The only one I've ever seen or been to was in Newport News.



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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: September 21, 2009 06:47AM

First, I believe there is a Sonic in Fredericksburg.

Second, the Fixins Bar that Roy's had back in the day was the best idea ever. You load up on onions, pickles or whatever you wanted. Now you just get whatever grade D produce those other joints just toss on there.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Yahweh ()
Date: September 21, 2009 07:47AM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> what's the deal with all of
> the damn Sonics commercials? The only one I've
> ever seen or been to was in Newport News.


for real. we need sonics around here! the commercials are such a tease. checkers doesnt come close. imo.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: FFood ()
Date: September 21, 2009 08:23AM

Not even a big milkshake fan, but never could say no to one from Roy's. They were the dog's bollocks.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Yum Yum ()
Date: September 21, 2009 08:51AM

You do realize that by uttering the sacred four you have summoned Meade Skelton to rise from the depths of the unknown and devour us all. Thanks. Really.

graymoose1 Wrote:
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> watermelon, grits, black-eyed peas( minus Fergie),
> fried chicken, and for dessert pecan pie

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: September 21, 2009 09:39AM

FFood Wrote:
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> Not even a big milkshake fan, but never could say
> no to one from Roy's. They were the dog's
> bollocks.


I almost mentioned those milkshakes!!! It'd be a toss up between those and Chick Fil A's.

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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: September 21, 2009 10:12AM

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RE: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: September 21, 2009 10:15AM

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: fairfaxdude ()
Date: September 21, 2009 11:23AM

Warhawk Wrote:
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> First, I believe there is a Sonic in
> Fredericksburg.
>
> Second, the Fixins Bar that Roy's had back in the
> day was the best idea ever. You load up on
> onions, pickles or whatever you wanted. Now you
> just get whatever grade D produce those other
> joints just toss on there.


Ditto on the fixins bar. I still recall with great fondness meeting a hot blonde from Mclean when we accidentally jostled each other for more pickles. Oh, the memories.

I'm sure she's a major MILF now. Damn.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 21, 2009 12:00PM

Anyone ever been to a Bojangles? Awesome chicken.

Blessed are the murderous.



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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: September 21, 2009 12:05PM

The three that I remember:

1) South Lakes shopping center - Reston
2) Columbia Pike just past Rte 7
3) BWI Airport - US Airways terminal (D concourse)

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Border Security is CHEAPER Than Wars
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: September 21, 2009 12:19PM

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 21, 2009 12:21PM

Churchs is way too greasy, I can feel it hit me like a brick wall everytime I enter one.

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: September 21, 2009 12:57PM

+1 on Bojangles.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: September 21, 2009 08:31PM

There's a Checkers on Rt. 1. The burgers are awesome, but that last time I walked in there the place smelled like piss.

So much for Checkers...

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Jackie the Jokeman ()
Date: September 23, 2009 04:44PM

There's nothing like a double r bar burger....wow. I have to drive to MD to get one, but it's worth it.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Jackie the Jokeman ()
Date: September 23, 2009 04:45PM

I worked at Long John's too....good times.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: RICH BATRA ()
Date: October 04, 2009 10:32AM

THERY'RE STILL A FEW LEFT, BUT THERE USED TO BE A LOT MORE. ANYONE KNOW WHY IT'S A LOT LESS NOW?
HAMMER@LIVE.COM.PH

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Registered Voter ()
Date: October 04, 2009 11:45AM

Yeah, the Einstein Bagels in Fairfax City used to be a Roy Rogers wayyy back.

I have been to the one on Rt28, the one down near Mt Vernon Hospital on Rt1, and the one in Leesburg.

I spoke to the folks at the Rt1 location and they indicated that there was a push to open more Roy Rogers locations again in the area but that was about 3 years ago. If you look at what happened with Chick-fil-A in Fairfax City you would understand why nothing new has opened there recently. There are pad sites available, but the Council doesn't like approving new fast food (even decent ones) places if there is any hint of public disapproval in the location. Now instead you have new strip centers being built with places like Five Guys, and new banks everywhere. Much more important to stick a bank or Rite Aid/CVS on every corner for some reason.

If you can’t model the past, where you know the answer pretty well, how can you model the future? - William Happer Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Princeton University

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Minty Fresh Clean ()
Date: October 05, 2009 05:53AM

Short answer - Roy Rogers was killed by Hardees.

The Roy Rogers chicken flavor originated from Pappy Parkers recipe that was transferred by Marriott from it's Jr. Hot Shoppes brand. Without getting into too much detail, Marriott formed 3 distinct concept chains in the mid 1960's. The first was Mighty Mo which specialized in hamburgers. Second was Jr. Hot Shoppes (AKA Hot Shoppe Junior) which specialized in Pappy Parkers chicken and finally Roy Rogers which specialized in roast beef. Mighty Mo had a few units with little success. Jr Hot Shoppes had multiple locations that fed off the popularity of the Hot Shoppe name. Roy Rogers was most successful due to tie in with the Roy Rogers character. By the mid 70's Mighty Mo was long gone. Most Jr Hot Shoppe locations were renamed Roy Rogers featuring Pappy Parker Fried Chicken. Roys tinkered with the menu and did very well combining the concepts of Mighty Mo and Jr Hot Shoppes. The brand was still profitable when Marriott decided to exit the fast food business to concentrate on its core Hotel and institutional food service operations. Marriott sold Roy Rogers to Hardees. Hardees fucked with the menu, destroying the chicken and burgers. Customers revolted, but by then the damage was done. Thankfully a few wise operators still maintain the brand and the delicious food. I hope they expand, but not too quickly like Five Guys and get all fucked up again. Five guys was great when it was a few local locations, now it tastes like shit.

Anyone remember the multiple murder at Roy Rogers in Landmark? It was a robbery went wrong.

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Date: October 05, 2009 07:55AM

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: October 05, 2009 08:53AM

This entire thread is an endorsement for obesity. Enjoy your hardening arteries all!

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Date: October 05, 2009 11:32AM

two in leesburg within two blocks of each other I dont understand that

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: canderson-2 ()
Date: October 06, 2009 10:50AM

Marriot did do a short stint with a super Roy Rogers (not sure what the actual name was). It was on corner of 123 and Nutley, a converted older Roy Rogers. They had a opening day celebration with cowboys and horses. Their cut potatoes, 1/3rd lb bacon cheeseburger and hot BBQ sauce scooped from a kettle was the best thing in the world. They were the first fastfood place I saw TVs in as well. Soon after arrival of that awesome place Roys got sold. And that super Roy Rogers became some sort of a texmex place.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: pgen's MC ()
Date: October 09, 2009 10:36AM

Roy Rogers was the shit. We used to rally around the one up in Leesburg and stuff ourselves silly with Trigger burgers. Guess they ran out of clones from the original trigger and had to start usin real cow meat err sumthin. I especially loved the holster fulla fries gimmick. Im all "hey animal stick em up!" and he's all "rraaaaaar eat lead dick head"! hahahahahaha good times.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: October 11, 2009 01:28AM

WingNut Wrote:
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> I forgot about Pappy Parkers chicken, but I can
> probably remember the ad now if you hum a few bars.

Was that the chain with the "Fahh-RIDE Chicken!" ?

I think there are still Roy Rogers on Route 95 N.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Cat named Meeper ()
Date: October 11, 2009 02:46AM

Eat Bojangles. THE BEST

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: October 11, 2009 09:49AM

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Roy Rogers?
Posted by: RICHIE BATRA ()
Date: October 26, 2009 08:13AM

I LOVE ROY ROGER'S. I'M TAKING A ROAD TRIP TO SECAUCAS NJ ON WEDNESDAY I THINK, TO GET SOME....
RICH BATRA
BLAIRSTOWN NJ

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: slammerv ()
Date: October 26, 2009 08:36AM

There is a RR on Rt 28 in Manassas Park and one on Rt 1 by Ft. Belvoir. There use to be one on the FFX CO. Pkwy in Kingstowne, but I am not sure if it is still there. They also have the best hamburgers and Roast Beef.I do miss RR.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: GMU Hokie ()
Date: October 26, 2009 06:52PM

There is a great Roy's on Route 9 in Jefferson County, WV. While coming back from Shepherdstown yesterday a colleague and I picked Roy's over the nostalgic McDonalds across the freeway.

I find hard to believe that Pantera has come to the same area.

Who knows? Perhaps next the Charlie Brown Store will get closed by authorities for all the bongs and wrappers available.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: BG ()
Date: November 21, 2009 08:25PM

The one along I-95 at the Delaware House is gone, as that service area was razed last month. A new plaza will open next year, but it won't have a Roy's. Another one bites the dust. They will have a Burger King there instead.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: November 21, 2009 09:37PM

BG Wrote:
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> The one along I-95 at the Delaware House is gone,
> as that service area was razed last month. A new
> plaza will open next year, but it won't have a
> Roy's. Another one bites the dust. They will
> have a Burger King there instead.


Get used to that sort of thing....the States are so broke that they are selling their highway rest stops to private companies, who naturally are going to put their shit in there.

In the news just this week...the State of Connecticut is turning over all their rest stops to the Carlyle Group, a private equity outfit that owns Subway and Dunkin Donuts. If you're traveling through CT and want something other than a crappy sub or donuts, you're going to have to take an exit off the highway.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: allivant ()
Date: November 22, 2009 09:05PM

The Gold Rush was so good. I always get it when I find a Roys.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: wbva3fan ()
Date: November 22, 2009 10:00PM

Roy Rogers is nice. He was cowboy. This means he humped cows. Cows are nice. Roy Rogers made mistake with bull.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Reverend ()
Date: December 02, 2009 10:59PM

...where Old Mill Rd. and Rt.1 meet going southbound on Rt.1. Mt.Vernon Memorial Highway is on the otherside of the intersection northbound. Woodlawn Plantation/Frank loyd Wrights Pope Leighey House Museum is directly across Old Mill Rd. from it. Good ppl run the place and work there. Having it less than a mile from where I live has been a godsend...the guy who owns it started off dead broke and has since made a freaking fortune...well deserved I might add. They know how to make my large roast beef sandwiches when I come in..mm MM!!

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: RICH ()
Date: April 01, 2010 02:24AM

SOUNDS RACIST

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: April 01, 2010 06:31AM

Another Blast from the past - I read on the interweb thing that someone is bringing back GINO's

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Yahweh ()
Date: April 01, 2010 08:50AM

lol @ "interweb thing"
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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: General Lee ()
Date: April 01, 2010 09:47AM

I get the runs every time I eat at Roy Rogers.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Jackie ()
Date: April 01, 2010 02:43PM

Long John Silvers is awesome. Do they still have chicken peg legs? Those were the best. Chicken planks are nothing to sneeze at either.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: gabby haines ()
Date: April 02, 2010 12:19PM

I found the LJC in falls church to be disgustingly dirty and yes I worked fast food as a yute.
Checkers use to have great hamburgers but a few years after they opened in manassas it seemed like they changed meat suppliers and the new stuff was gamey and way to salty
As for Roy rogers, I bet when mcdonald's bought out hardees along with the roys they owned in the area the deal probably closed off fairfax county to seeing any new roy roger's opening up in the county for like forever. I believe the Roy rogers in leesburg are owned by the gentleman who originally came up with the idea for a roy rogers chain when he worked at marriott. Think his two sons now run the operation with most of the other roy rogers they run north of leesburg up into maryland. As for the roy's in manassas park and the two down route 1 I believe they are owned by a company that was part of the Hardees chain but was a subsidary. So when Mcdonalds bought out the Hardees in the area owned by the canadian outfit they didn't get those locations. Have no idea who owns the roys up north on 95.
I sure wish Sonics would come to this area. Sure doesn't seem like much variety. Just not a big fan of the food at Chick Fil A. it's okay but just too healthy tasting and the religious overtones of the place give me the creeps. Have you noticed how the jr. burgers at wendy's keep getting smaller and smaller at same price. And what happened to the A&W out in chantilly, was combined with a nowadays boring KFC. A&W burgers reminded me a bit of the burgers you'd get at hot shoppes way back back back

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: walker ()
Date: April 02, 2010 10:21PM

The apple cheese crisp was awesome. I'm getting hungry for a Roast Beef Sandwich.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 02, 2010 10:35PM

walker Wrote:
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> The apple cheese crisp was awesome. I'm getting
> hungry for a Roast Beef Sandwich.


Go to Arby's.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: HOJO the clown ()
Date: April 05, 2010 05:14PM

General Lee Wrote:
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> I get the runs every time I eat at Roy Rogers.


me 2.

Hey Gino's is making a comeback. I remember the ginos on 236 a mile or so outside the beltway.

http://www.ginosgiant.com/index.html

I wish HOJO's would come back, I could really go for a clam roll right now.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: April 05, 2010 06:24PM

Double R Bar, Hamburger with ham on top and BBQ sauce= genious, best taste combo for a burger.
Too bad the Roys near me is the one in Manassas, filthy ass joint that place is, unfortunately almost every fast food joint in Manassas is like that.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: an old employee ()
Date: April 24, 2010 07:15AM

The Roy Rogers Roast Beef Resturants were the best fast foods in the Washington DC area, as well as other areas. They provided wholesome food for years, started many a teenager on their first job, along with providing good income for many many people during the years. The success of the original Marriott Roy Rogers can be laid to Mr. Pete Plamondon,originally a senior vice president, who in later years became a very successful franchisee in the Frederick Maryland area, where the concept still thrives today. Mr Plamondon's ideals of perfection was instilled in many of the Roy Rogers managers, which is what help make them successful for so many years, and due to his personal standards, why the franchise still succeeds in Frederick Md and adjoining areas today.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Tinabop ()
Date: August 12, 2010 09:23PM

back in 1978 I worked for Roy Rogers in Alexandria, at the actual site where the walkin cooler murders happened...there were stainless steel plates all over the cooler to hide the bullet holes...pretty scary for an 18 year old midwest girl that the worst thing that ever happened was a car accident...YES, the burgers were THE BEST short of a Lum's Ollie burger...now that I am back in the midwest, I truely miss those places and try hard to emulate them but still haven't gotten them just right yet...also, if you remember Roy Rogers in the DC area, do any of you remember any of these other landmark places...The Plumb disco, Tammany Hall on Penn Ave, The Roxy in Arlington, The Spaghetti Mill in Annadale, Maxim's in Reston in the Dominion National Bank Building, or.....my favorite memory, ...Fantastic Fritzbee's Flying Food Factory

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Rambunctious ()
Date: August 13, 2010 01:05AM

Ate at RR on 28 with the family last weekend and suffered through one of the worst fast-food meals in recent memory. Shame, first time I've eaten at a RR in quite sometime, that may have been the last.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: FFX00 ()
Date: August 13, 2010 01:27AM

I totally went into a Roy Rogers frenzy myself, I freaking loved it. I ate it once at the one Alexandria and it was the nastiest fast food I ever ate, I was too sad to look into what the hell happened to this once great fast food place but since that was a few years ago, I appreciate the info about it. Am I the only one who liked to eat 5,000 pickles from the fixings bar?

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: August 13, 2010 11:44AM

I ate at the Roy's at Burke Town Plaza (corner of Old Keene Mill and Lee Chapel) all the time growing up. Roast beef, nuggets, milkshakes, fixins bar... oh how I miss thee.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: August 13, 2010 12:38PM

FFX00 Wrote:
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> Am I the only one who liked to eat
> 5,000 pickles from the fixings bar?

LOL

Me and some co-workers used to go to the Roy's in Chinatown long ago (where RFD is now). Two of the guys were gluttonous cheapskates with absolutely no shame. They would freekin raid the fixin's bar like vultures. They would even stuff sandwich wrappers full of pickles and take them back to the office. It was sort of embarrassing but actually kinda funny. They'd even steal stacks of tomatoes and keep them in the office fridge to put on sandwiches later in the week!

Your comment makes me laugh cuz the one guy would seriously eat about a hundred pickle chips everytime we went there.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Rob A. Bank ()
Date: August 13, 2010 02:32PM

Roy Rogers is disgusting. You all make me sick for liking it. I bet you still shop at springfield mall and listen to records. Get an ipod and a big mac for fck sake. It's 2010.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: FFX00 ()
Date: August 13, 2010 06:24PM

Rob A Bank, I have having way too much fun on my Commodore 64 eating Bonkers candy to do all that.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: CoffeeJes ()
Date: August 13, 2010 11:13PM

I remember I had a friend that worked at the Roy Rogers in Chantilly back in '98. When she told me that they were all closing we went on a "Roy Rogers Tour" one day. We started out in Leesburg and made it to Alexandria. I think we hit up 4 0r 5.

Remember the cafeteria-style Roy Rogers in Tysons Corner? That was great!

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: wally pip ()
Date: August 14, 2010 04:05AM

Roy's on Route 28 Manassas Park could stand for improvement
I think that one still owned by parent company of the old Hardees and suffers from neglect from parent company

the ones in Leesburg are superior imo, they are run by the family of the gentleman who came up with the concept of Roy's when he was working at Marriott

wish they would expand into Fairfax County but have a feeling McDonald's prevents them from opening Roy's because of the purchase of Hardee's(Roy's) restaurants in Fairfax county

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Client 9 ()
Date: August 14, 2010 08:31AM

I heard that Plamondon, the parent company, is opening two new RR's in VA this year. I just don't where?

Though it does need work inside ,I like going to the Manassas Park Roy's because Nathan's Dairy Bar is down the street.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Dave S ()
Date: August 20, 2010 09:15AM

Does anyone remember the Roy Rogers radio jingle from the late 70's that goes "I'm not here but I'll be home soon I've gone to Roy Rogers for a beef at high noon, it's real roast beef for all of you daily grinders Cause it's real roast beef not the loafy kind with binders".....I can't remember or locate the rest of the words.....I must have too much time on my hands.....

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: scottyd ()
Date: August 20, 2010 01:12PM

I remember some of the jingle. I worked at the one at Lee hwy and 123 in Fairfax City in the mid 80's. It too became a Hardee's. Then they tore the building down and a Rite-Aid is on the site

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: August 20, 2010 03:16PM

wally pip Wrote:
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> wish they would expand into Fairfax County but
> have a feeling McDonald's prevents them from
> opening Roy's because of the purchase of
> Hardee's(Roy's) restaurants in Fairfax county

No non compete contract is enforceable now. It has been too long.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: August 20, 2010 03:26PM

There is a Roy Rogers at one of those rest stops in MD, Chesapeak House or something????

Anyway, it was some of the worst roast beef I've ever had.

It's a shame because they use to be pretty good.

:-(

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: turdboat ()
Date: August 20, 2010 09:05PM

I liked the old RED BARN and HOLLY FARMS take out,HMMMMMMM HUNGREY!!!

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: jstewart ()
Date: April 17, 2011 10:24PM

i remember the murders very well i grew up in alex va went to tc williams high i was aeout twenty when the murders happend sam burns was involed but got off

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: jstewart ()
Date: April 17, 2011 10:34PM

i remember the murders very well i grew up in alex va went to tc willams high i was about twenty when when happened sam burns also grew up in alex was involed

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Roy's BF ()
Date: April 17, 2011 11:04PM

Whatever happened to Roy Rogers? Well as his prior male lover I can tell you he contracted AIDS and died in he early 80's. Quite sad.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: April 17, 2011 11:09PM

There's one in Belle View, next to where the last Brenner's Bakery was located (bankrupted and totally gone this past year).

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=roy+rogers+belle+view&fb=1&gl=us&hq=roy+rogers+belle+view

Watch our for homicidal barbers, though!

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: gabby haynes ()
Date: April 18, 2011 07:04AM

I believe the official Roy rogers museum had to close down recently due to lack of funds. maybe the owners of the roy rogers restaurants in these parts could buy the stuffed Trigger and put it on display on a rotating basis in the d.C. area stores

happy trails to you m'effer

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Bill Farrell ()
Date: April 18, 2011 07:46AM

Well you are in luck...

Roy Rogers website
http://www.royrogersrestaurants.com/#/home

Here are two locations I recently found...

8699 Sudley Road
Manassas VA 20110

8502 Centreville Rd.
Manassas Park VA 20111

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: open one ()
Date: April 18, 2011 02:26PM

If someone were to open a Hot Shoppes or Spaghetti Mill or places similar to those do you think people in this day and age would go to them?

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: M. O'Meara ()
Date: April 19, 2011 05:48AM

Vewntured to Manchester Lakes roy's on Sunday and had a scrumptious Double R burger combo and noticed license on wall had offices for that Roy's located in Alexandria. That Roy's doesn't seem to be owned by the same company that runs the one's in Leesburg and the recently opened one in Manassas on Sudley Road.

Why yes I am a fat arse

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Gabby Hayes ()
Date: May 10, 2011 09:42PM

Roy passed on July 6, 1998. He's with Trigger, now.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Joe B. ()
Date: May 10, 2011 09:48PM

1st Roys was located at Baileys X Roads...fascinating link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Rogers_Restaurants

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 10, 2011 09:53PM

yep - the car hop area is stil there (kinda)

Roy's is owned by new ppl and they are interested in franchise possibilities

there are like 5 or more of them up in Fredrick

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: BigK ()
Date: May 10, 2011 10:59PM

A new Roys opened a couple weeks ago across from the PW County Hospital. It is worth the drive. I have been there 2 times since it opened and it has been very busy both times. But it was worth it for my RR Burger and Fried Chicken fix.

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Joe B ()
Date: June 13, 2011 09:04PM

Complete list at http://www.royrogersrestaurants.com/locations/

The most authentic (just as outstanding as you remember them from the 1970s-80s) Roy Rogers are in Eastern Fairfax County at Manchester Lakes (Rt 7900, Franconia Springfield Parkway and Beulah), Woodlawn/Mt Vernon (US Route 1, Old Mill Rd, Mt Vernon Memorial Highway), and Belle Haven (Bellview Blvd). Same outstanding food, original BBQ sauce, Fixin' Bar and great service/friendly staff just like you remember. Highly recommended!!!

There are others owned by different remaining franchisees, including several in Leesburg VA/Frederick MD (pretty good, but not quite as good as the Eastern Fairfax County restaurants), and of course those of the "NJ turnpike" variety that give the Roy's legacy a bad name (generally overpriced, mediocre quality and mediocre service).

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: Adolf ()
Date: June 13, 2011 11:28PM

They just opened a Roy's in Front Royal, Va right off Rt.66 by Walmart! As soon as i saw it, i power slid into the parking lot and got me a RR Burger!!!!

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: JoeFab ()
Date: July 24, 2011 09:24PM

There's a lot of buzz about GINO's returning to Baltimore and next DC, but they won't have Kentucky Fried Chicken, so this talk of Roy Rogers caught my attention.

Doesn't Marriot still own the Roy's chicken recipe and use it in their food service biz?

And if they don't, why would Carl's Jr/Hardees have ditched the recipe to a small time Roy's franchise owner with no money?

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Re: What Ever Happened to Roy Rogers?
Posted by: LJS is Best ()
Date: August 29, 2013 10:31AM

What is the current site where the freezer murders took place? I've heard a couple different location, both KFC I believe.

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