Does Anybody Remember Frayser's Filler-Burger Drive-In?



This question is directed to any and all graduates of Frayser High School, though others may feel free to chime in.

Does anybody remember the Filler-Burger Drive-In?

I found this half-page ad in the 1972 edition of the Frayser High School annual. As you can see, it was a rather boxy little building, located at 2088 Frayser Blvd., which would have put it on the northwest corner of Frayser Blvd. and Overton Crossing.

I especially like the Filler-Burger guy, with his chef's hat and his varsity-style sweater with the big "F". The cool checkerboard sign is a nice touch, too.

I can't tell if this little building is still standing, though much transformed. A one-story building stands on the site today, housing an insurance company, and it's considerably wider than what you see here. But the very left (or western) end of the building seems to have the same window and door openings as what you see here, though they've been filled in.

That old house in the background was torn down to make way for an AutoZone, in case you were wondering about it.

So if anybody remembers this place, let me know.

Update: see here additional photos uncovered by Vance Lauderdale.

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