Food Foto Friday

by Sarah on March 7, 2014

Did you grow up going to Farrell’s?  I did.  I remember lots of birthday parties involving “The Zoo” and gigantic hamburgers (Singles, doubles, triples and homeruns!  Yes, I once attempted to eat a homerun).  We used to go to the one in Sunrise Mall, my favorite old dinosaur of a mall, filled end-to-end with big planters filled with yellow flowers and several giant orange tiled octagons for resting upon–or if you were a little kid, for climbing, running and jumping on. Anyway, Farrell’s. At the one at the mall, you entered and had to walk through an old-timey maze of candy bins–penny candy, salt water taffy, lollipops and other kiddie crack before you finally get to the restaurant entrance.  It was sheer magic I tell you.

I thought Farrell’s went out of business completely but I guess they just downsized all of the franchises and changed ownership a few times.  Now they are expanding again–and while they are not resurrecting my beloved childhood mall Farrell’s, they did open one sort of nearby.  You know I had to go.  Sadly we didn’t have enough people to get the Zoo.  Check out these vintage photos on their website and relive my childhood.

FARRELL’S ICE CREAM PARLOUR RESTAURANTS

Multiple locations

Shown:  1625 Watt Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95864
916-972-8000


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