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Date Posted: 03:55:39 09/03/06 Sun
In reply to: Gene Brockington 's message, "Memories of a Philadelphia Gino's" on 22:03:50 05/06/04 Thu

Thank you for this site! I grew up in the Philly area, and Gino's was my favorite fast-food place!

I remember going to the one on a hill near Baederwood (611? in Jenkintown?); the one on Cheltenham Avenue near the Cheltenham Mall; and of course the big one on Chestnut Street near 15th. I used to go to the one on Chestnut every weekend before going to a movie at one of the many movie theaters in that area.

I remember they had a burger (the Homestyle?) that had some pinkness in the center, instead of the overcooked gray of other fast-food places. I had never had a fast-food burger like that before; it was wonderful! They also were the first place to have a "fixins bar," where you could put your own toppings on, and I used to load up with obscene amounts of pickles!

I always thought of Kentucky Fried Chicken as simply a menu item at Gino's; I remember how very confused I was when I moved to Florida in 1978 and saw for the first time Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants with no Gino's burgers!

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Re: Memories of a Philadelphia Gino'spaul ruf (nostalgic)12:45:10 11/15/06 Wed

Re: Memories of a Philadelphia Gino'sAndyPot (One More Philadelphia Gino's Story)19:27:34 01/13/07 Sat

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