Another Piece of Your Childhood Set to Close
One of the last two remaining HoJo's will close in a couple of weeks, taking with it its fried clam strips, 28 flavors of ice cream - and a slice of roadside Americana.
Howard Johnson hotel owner Sally Patel says the last day for the restaurant at her hotel in Bangor, Maine, is Sept. 6 (the hotel will remain open). With the Bangor closing, that will leave but one Howard Johnson restaurant in Lake George, New York.
It was back in 1925 that Howard Deering Johnson started the business with a soda fountain outside Boston. That evolved into a chain of restaurants which predated the famous orange-roofed hotels.