Robert Delius, a frequent and much welcomed contributor to this site has provided yet another unique piece of Sandy's history. He is the first to reveal an advertisement from one of Sandy's two Atlanta, Georgia locations!
GEORGIA #1, 2900 Buford Highway, (Dekalb) Atlanta, Georgia is thought to be the Sandy's in which blues star James Brown frequented. It brought the great taste of Sandy's menu along with its twin location at GEORGIA #2, 205 S. Cobb, Smyrna, Georgia. Both Sandy's remained Sandy's, along with ten percent of all locations, after the Hardees in buy-out in 1973!
5/6/06 UPDATE! Rob Delius has found the 7th anniversary ad for Sandy's! On first appearance, it looks like Atlanta Sandy's had been opened at the point of this clipping (8/7/65) for seven years. A quick check, however, reveals that the company's anniversary is that which is being celebrated! Cake was provided at many locations across the country. The first location was the legendary Sheridan Road, Peoria Illinois location which opened on 8/7/58!
Huge special thanks to Rob Delius for providing this Buford Highway Sandy's advertisement!
Auctioned by birdhouse-to-your-soul on ebay in May 2008. This is a vintage high school football program.
High schools: Cross Keys Indians vs. Druid Hills Red Devils
Date: October 2, 1964
Great photos and listing of team members, cheerleaders , coaches , etc. in program. Also has lots of retro Atlanta ads including: Sandy's Thrift and Swift Drive In - Old Buford Highway at North Druid Hills Road.
11/13/2008 ... Robby Delius uses Live Search to show us an shot of the Sandy's Atlanta Buford location as it stands today in 2008. It appears that the frame to the original Sandy's sign on the roof is still there!
01/31/2009 ... Presenting the images of Buford Sandy's from the google maps satellite
03/20/2009 ... From the May 1969 Drive-In and Carry-Out magazine, featuring the manager at that time Olaf E. Robinson. - Robby Delius
If you have any memorabilia, pictures or stories of Sandy's in Atlanta, Georgia or elsewhere, please email me!