Another, Earlier View of the Filler Burger Drive-In

A few days ago, I showed you a photo of the Filler Burger Drive-In, which I had located in a 1972 Frayser High School yearbook.

Here's another (slightly blurry) view of that same establishment on Frayser Blvd., as it appeared four years earlier. This ad ran in the1968 yearbook of Harding Academy.

You'll note that the big sign is slightly different, the roofline is drastically changed, and the little building at one time also carried a double sign on the roof, with a painting of a hamburger — for those who weren't quite sure what a "burger" was, I suppose.


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