Gnoza Knows It | What happened to the Howard Johnson Restaurants?


What is going to be done with the former Howard Johnson's Restaurant on Front Street in Harrisburg? And what ever happened to the Howard Johnson restaurants?

It is now closed, but it still bears the name Jade Chinese Restaurant, before that it was the Howard Johnson's Restaurant. It closed in the 1980's.

Howard Johnson Restaurants were all over the place in the 1970's. There were a thousand in the United States, it was the biggest restaurant chain in the country and that was all you could find at rest stops on the PA Turnpike.

The restaurant chain was sold off in 1979, the hotel part was bought by Wyndham. (There is still on on Eisenhower Boulevard.)

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