Local Chains

LocationBecame Currently  Current Photo
  BBF - Burger Boy Food-O-Rama  
1015 E HudsonChecksmart
1349 W 5th AveOpen 1964 - 1974Fifth Third Bank
1380 W MoundGood Buddy, Sisters Chicken & Biscuits, Viereck The FloristTorn Down 2020
1510 N High StIacono's PizzaWendy's
186 Granville St. GahannaKey Bank
1885 W Henderson RdPresutti's, Schmidt's, CVS
200 E 5th AveMid America State Liquor Agency
2020 N High StBelieved to be the original Burger Boy Restaurant that was a hotspot in the 50's and 60's.  They had carhops and lots of teenagers cruising around.  They were also famous for their strawberry pies.Wendys/Tim Hortons
2044 LockbourneA vacant field in the 60's turned into a BBF (a fastfood version of the Burger Boy Restaurant on Livingston Avenue).  After it closed in the late 70's or early 80'sStars & Stripes (private club)
2150 S HamiltonWas vacant farm land until the 70's when building started around the Eastland Mall area.  Then the Bombay Bicycle Club was built in the area that once housed the Buffalo Wing place as well as other small places in that shopping area.  Bombay didn't last long  (rumor: it was due to the cockroaches!) Buffalo Rings & Wings (closed) 
2370 S High St
2411 Morse Rd
3090 E Main StWendy's
3275 Refugee RdBurger King
3746 Riverside DrMcDonalds
4000 Indianola AveSpine Rx Management Co
4639 West Broad Streetbank,
5800 Karl RdColumbus Metro Federal Credit Union
780 S High StThe Village Junction RestaurantWas a Blockbuster Video
Borden Burger
3094 Southwest BlvdOpened after Borden bought BBFDairy Queen
Burger Boy Mainliner (sometimes confused with BBF)
2133 East Livingston AvenueBurger Boy Mainliner Drive-In
Sisters Chicken and Biscuits
40 N James RdSammy's New York Bagels
2135 E Livingston AvPopeyes
4399 E Livingston AveColumbus Check Cashers
5980 E Main StSpaghetti Shoppe  Demolished
631 E 5 AveAuto Zone
955 E Dublin-Granville RdMark Pi's Express.
4910 N High St(was Jerry's)Tee Jaye's Country Place
3461 Cleveland AvePopeye’s Chicken
5720 Cleveland AvePeking Wok Chinese
2130 Morse RdMark Pi's Express
1873 W Henderson Rdtaco bell
1416 W 5th Ave(was Stew Harrison’s. spaghetti Shopps. Hoggys. Winking Lizard)
6140 Sunbury Rd
6546 Riverside DrMark Pi's Express.Demolished in 2013
6330 Tussing RdBoston Market
1059 S High StMark Pi's Express. the Subway
3444 S High StOhio DeliBurned down on 12/30/2014
2791 W Broad St(was Burger Chef)China City Express
4310 W Broad StBoston Market
1380 W Mound St(was Burger Boy Food-O-Rama. then Borden Burger)Viereck The Florist, then demolished
428 S State StSchlotzky's DeliCME Federal Credit Union
4785 E Broad StFLOWERAMA
2777 Billingsley RdTaco Bell
Big BiteIn 1981. Mr. Robert Davis (and others) founded Big Bite. Inc. (Big Bite). to promote fast food franchises serving pita sandwiches. Mr. Davis was a primary investor in Big Bite. In 1983. he was elected to Big Bite's board of directors. By 1982 or 1983. Big Bite expanded to a chain of approximately 30 restaurants. In the mid-1980's. Big Bite's restaurants fell out of favor with consumers13 Columbus Arthur Treachers were converted to Big Bite in 1982
1325 Bethel Road. became oriental. now an import car specialty parts locationbecame oriental. an import car parts storeDuncan
1298 W Fifth Ave
19 E Gay Street. Downtown
2285 Morse Rd
561 S Hamilton Rd
3871 E Livingston Ave
5328 N High Sttorn down and rebuilt as a Taco Bell. became an oriental place. now Greek
2421 S Hamilton Rdwas it a big bite?
79 S 4th St
Ritzy’s restaurants were first introduced in 1980 and were patterned after old-fashioned soda fountains and diners and were decorated in a 40’s motif complete with background music of that era. The restaurants offered the staples of our industry with a noticeable focus on quality. Fresh made hamburgers. casing hot dogs. julienne cut fries. a fresh variety of salads and premium ice creams containing fresh fruits. whole nuts and the highest quality chocolate are the benchmarks of the concept. In fact. Ritzy’s chocolate ice cream was voted the best in America. in the 1980’s. by People magazine.New Ritzys opened at 4615 N. High St. in 2018
1111 Fountain Lane
1298 fifth Ave @ NW(was ORIGINALLY a White Castle)->"Cheapers" -> Rally's -> Chipotle.
155 Georgesville RoadSkyline Chili -> Georges Coneys
1816 N High St
19 E Gay StSiam Express
1939 Stringtown RdRally's
2070 Morse RdArby's - > Gyro Express
2087 E Livingston AveMr Hero
277 E Livingston AveHappy Dragon
2804 S Hamilton AvePapa Johns Pizza
2880 W Broad St
3298 ? South High St
3849 E Broad StMark Pi's Ancient Wok
4285 N High StCheepers ->Rally's -> Indian Restaurant -> Mexican restaurant
4614 N High St
5710 Cleveland AveTim Horton's
6111 ? McNaughten Rd
641 S State St. WestervilleChipotle
7332 E Main StHappy Dragon
3797 S High StGyro City Grill
In 1963. Restaurant Administration Corporation (RAC) began by becoming a Franchisee of Burger Chef Systems and opened its first restaurant in Wheeling. WV. In 1967. They opened the first JAX Roast Beef opened in Springfield. Ohio.In 1977. the name JAX was changed to RAX and a RAX Restaurant opened in Columbus. Ohio.  The first RAX franchised restaurant opened in 1978. In the first quarter of 1997. Wendy's acquired 31 Rax restaurants in Ohio and West Virginia for conversion to Wendy's and Tim Hortons restaurants. The purchase price was $8.9 million.
140 Worthington SquareChili's Grill & Bar
1652 Neil AveJimmy John's.
1724 W 5th AveWendys
1960 E Dublin Granville**Last RAX in Columbus to Close"Chipotle Mexican Grill
3075 E Main St(An original JAX location)Skyline Chili
3475 Cleveland AveTim Horton's
2160 Morse(An original JAX location)Torn Down ->Arbys
1980 N High St (OSU)Used Kids Records
2754 N High StTim Hortons           
3623 S High StTim Hortons
3155 W Broad St  (An original JAX location)** CLOSED 4/26/04 **
3559 E Broad St
2071 Stringtown Rd (Grove City)Burger King.
3850 Lyman Rd (Hilliard)Tim Hortons
4470 Refugee Rd(An original JAX location)Now Minuteman Pizzza
4484 E Main StArby's
4710 Reed RdKaya Restaurant
5559 E Broad St ?
580 E Livingston AveWendy's Torn Down 2010 is now Abigail Wexner Research Institute
6111 Busch BlvdSkyline Chili
6490 Riverside @161Tim Hortons, replaced by Bridge Park
6780 E Main StTim Hortons
772 S State StTim Hortons
790 Georgesville RdTim Hortons
Arthur Treacher's Original Recipe Fish and Chips
1216 W 5th AveMarino's Seafood Fish & Chips
1765 Brice Rd
209 E Broad St
2110 Cleveland AveDraft-10 Head-To- Toe Studio
2127 E. Livingston Aveopened in former Long John Silvers
2183 N High StDomino's Pizza since the early 1980's.
2216 W Henderson Rd
2245 Morse Rd
245 Granville Rd (Gahanna)A Strip Shopping Center
261 Lincoln Cir
2880 Mc Kinley Ave
355 Granville St
3615 W Broad StSpeedway Parking Lot
3871 E Livingston AveBig Bite
5328 N High StAcropolis Gyro Palace
561 S Hamilton Rd
808 S. High StTaco Bell
Sandy's Drive-In
1276 W 5th Ave (W of NorthWest) (Later site of Hungry Herman's)
1516 E Main St (W of Kelton)
1578 Parsons --> Lois Mann's Family Restaurant
2398 S High St
3414 Sullivant Ave --> KFC
4299 N. High St --> El Burrito
850 Mt Vernon AveParking lot for The King Arts Complex
Burger ChefDuring the 1960's. Burger Chef reached into 38 states as the chain grew steadily. In 1968. General Equipment sold Burger Chef Systems to General Foods for $20 million.  Burger Chef -which peaked at 1.200 stores-went into a tailspin. General Foods sold Burger Chef to Hardee's in 1982. It was at this time most Burger Chefs were converted to Hardee's outlets. many were closed or sold-especially those with a Hardee's location nearby. Less than 100 Burger Chef locations were left.The last known Burger Chef was closed in 1996. located in Cookville. TN.
N High St
1370 W Lane AveFront Runner & Subway
1449 Oakland Park Ave --> Livin Large Christian Center
1652 Neil AveRaxJimmy John's
2431 S High St   (S of 104) --> Southern Auto Sales
2791 W Broad St (W of Hague)Was replaced by a  Sisters and now a smoke shop.
3511 Sullivant AveTorn down and replaced by a Key Bank
3771 E Livingston Ave
3825 Indianola Ave - -> Images of Distinction
44 N High St
4536 Karl RdNew Dentist Office
4710 Reed Rd --> Kaya Restaurant
S Hamilton Rd
Faux-Mex restaurant chain founded in 1969. by the co-owner of Chi-Chi's.Sold to KFC in 1974. In 1986. Pepsi bought KFC. since they already owned Taco Bell they converted them to Taco Bell.
1312 5th Ave @ NorthwestConverted to Taco Bell. in 2013 demolished and rebuilt as a moden look Taco Bell
1395 S High St
2111 E  LivingstonConverted to Taco Bell. later demolished and rebuilt as a moden look Taco Bell
2408 Stringtown RdConverted to Taco Bell. later demolished and rebuilt as a moden look Taco Bell
2553 N High @ HudsonConverted to Taco Bell. in 2003 demolished and rebuilt as a moden look Taco Bell
26 E. Schrock RoadConverted to Taco Bell. later demolished and rebuilt as a moden look Taco Bell
2820 S Hamilton Rd
30 Graceland BlvdTaco Bell demolished 1/08to be rebuilt
3402 Cleveland Avetaco bell
4210 E Broad StThe Mad Greek
6101 Busch BoulevardNew House of Mandarin (closed)
6320 TUSSING RDConverted to Taco Bell. later demolished and rebuilt as a moden look Taco Bell
6325 E Main StConverted to Taco Bell. later demolished and rebuilt as a moden look Taco Bell
Across from Eastland MallTaco Bell -> Payday Loans
Northland Mall Parking LotTaco BellDemolished and re-built
West Broadnear 39-ohh-ohh W Broad
1233 Hill Road NorthPickerington
1288 W. Lane AvenueClosed in 2009Currently open as a Vietnamese / Thai / Chinese Restaurant
1339 Harrisburg Pike
1429 Polaris PkwyColumbus
1525 N HIGH ST1994
1557 W. Broad StreetvColumbus
1680 Hilliard-Rome RoadHilliard-
1717 Morse Rd.Columbus-
1866 N High St
1873 W. Henderson RdGreek Restaurant
200 WILSON RD1992
2421 S HAMILTON RDopened 1979 (big bite??)
2515 Morse Rdnow CVS
26 E. Schrock RoadWesterville-
294 S. Hamilton RoadGahanna-
30 Graceland Blvd
3402 Cleveland AvenueColumbus-
3591 W Broad St
3605 S. High StreetColumbus1991-
3820 W Broad St
3944 E. Broad StreetWhitehall
400 South Hamilton Rd
4210 E Broad St
4652 Cemetery RoadHilliard
4770 SAWMILL RD1992
495 S State St
5328 N High St
5449 W. Broad St.Columbus1999
6006 E. Livingston AveWas "Nick the Greek"
6075 Gender Rd.Canal Winchester
6140 SUNBURY RD1992
6320 Tussing Rd
6325 E Main St
7960 Worthington-Galena RdWorthington-
8440 N. High StreetColumbus-
Original KFC Buildings that have been abandoned
1267 W 5th Ave
Westerville State StSubway opened in 2000
2711 N High St @ Arcadia Aveclosed in 1985. moved across the streetPatrick J's until 2018 when tirn down
2700 N High St @ Arcadia AveKFC reopened here in 1985.. closed in 2009Graffiti Burger 2010-13
180 N High St. Downtown
3121 Olentangy River RoadPlatinum Auto Wash
395 Georgesville RdCaptain D's
4400 Karl RdC Note Lounge
771 S HAMILTON RD  (built in 1968)
Lane avenue Shopping Center
Tee Jaye's Country PlaceRandy Sokol is the co-owner of Tee Jaye’s Country Place Restaurants. His father. Jules Sokol. started the now defunct Beverlee Drive-Ins in 1951and in 1972 opened the first Tee Jaye’s. a family dining chain. now with 10 area restaurants.
1071 Dublin Rd.. Grandview.Closed in late 2007
1264 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.. NorthClosed in late 2000's now mexican
2435 Brice Rd.. Reynoldsburg.
4048 W. Broad St.. Far West Side.
350 S. Hamilton Rd.. Whitehall.
4910 N. High St.. North.Was Jerrys. then Sisters
1385 Parsons Ave.. German Village
895 S. State St.. Westerville.closed 2004?
1880 Stringtown Rd.. Grove City
Former White Castle
6184 E Livingston Ave1976Sonic Chicken
2725 N HIGH STOriginal Building 1929Closed December 24. 2010 and demolished in 2011Repalcement Building 1986
2150 N high St
1898 Brice Rd.
2453 Stringtown Rd
2467 S. Hamilton Rd
3560 W. Riverside Dr
3769 E. Broad St
3815 S High St
45 N. High St
4711 W. Broad St
5150 N. High St
680 S. State St
6949 E. Main St

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