Howard Johnson’s Restaurant
Howard Johnson’s, as a company, launched in the 1920’s along with the American car culture. By the 1960’s, there were over 1,000 of the restaurant/hotel combos with the distinctive orange roofs, dishing out roadside cuisine and soft beds to the masses.
A few decades later, the hotel portion was sold off (with the name remaining), and the restaurants slowly closed. In 2017, there was only one left, and even that one is in danger of disappearing for good.