Howard Johnson’s was born in 1929 with a single location in Massachusetts. It grew up to become the most iconic restaurant chain in the country. Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, the orange-roofed restaurants you know and love were famous for fried clams and 28 ice cream flavors. (Still craving Howard Johnson’s fried clams? We’ve got you covered with this recipe.)
Chi-Chi’s, the casual Mexican restaurant chain, was founded in 1975, and by 1995 it had over 210 locations. You know it as the absolute best spot for any family’s special celebrations. Chi-Chi’s restaurants may be gone, but you’ll still see the Chi-Chi’s name on nacho chips and salsa in grocery stores.
Sample Chi-Chi’s salsa at home with our top Mexican dinner recipes.