This is the list of Sandy's drive-in locations as of 1968. Starting with row one and moving down, it appears to be in the order of which they opened. Sheridan Road Peoria was Sandy's #1. One problem is Kewanee, Illinois which is Sandy's #100 and is not listed here as #100 but as #91. Perhaps nine locations went out of business during this time or maybe they relocated and started again with another number. Special thanks to Robby Delius who provided ten of the specific addresses as well as three of the missing Sandy's locations - Smyrna, Pensacola #2 and Louisville #2!
4204 n. sheridan road, peoria, illinois

opened 8/8/1958

740 n navy blvd. w, pensacola, florida ft. worth, texas hillside, illinois
1405 salem hills, st. louis, missouri salina, kansas 2901 buford highway (dekalb), atlanta,


1007 w broadway, louisville, kentucky
quincy-east, quincy, illinois opened april 1959 tucson, arizona muskogee, oklahoma kansas city #2, kansas city, kansas
425 - 55th street, moline, illinois opened july 2nd, 1959 phoenix, arizona fort dodge, iowa opened 01/08/1965 north dixie, dayton, ohio

1147 e. eldorado, decatur, illinois

3414 sullivant ave, columbus, ohio far hills centre, dayton, ohio marquette, michigan
1240 e. empire, bloomington, illinois marion, indiana kansas city #1, kansas city, kansas west plaza, phoenix, arizona
billings, montana glenway, cincinnati, ohio murrysville, pennsylvania derby street, pekin, illinois
western ave., peoria, illinois beechmont, cincinnati, ohio west 13th, wichita, kansas paducah, kentucky
413 n. lexington, st. paul, minnesota 850 mt. vernon ave., columbus, ohio 6050 central, st. petersburg, florida peru, illinois
quincy jr. (quincy-south) 12th & jefferson, quincy, illinois south bend, indiana pennsylvania #5, pittsburgh, pennsylvania galesburg, illinois
hutchinson, kansas ft. smith, arkansas jacksonville, illinois marshalltown, iowa

pekin, illinois

woodman drive, dayton, ohio evansville #2, evansville, indiana rochester, minnesota
dubuque-dodge street, dubuque, iowa pace blvd., pensacola, florida hannibal, missouri st. cloud, minnesota Special thanks to Gary and Linda Olson who provided this information; Sandy's of St. Cloud, MN opened September 23rd, 1966. Ken Miyamoto was the first manager, followed by Allen Freed, Gary Olson, then Pete Gohman

great falls, montana Special thanks to Great Falls Tribune feature writer Rich Ecke and David from the Greaterfalls page at

2120 west 9th street, lawrence, kansas lorain, ohio aurora, illinois
st. anthony, minneapolis, minnesota highland, memphis, tennessee pittsburgh #6, pittsburgh, pennsylvania university avenue, dubuque, iowa
mc clure, peoria, illinois 1516 e main st (w of kelton) , columbus, ohio pittsburgh, #7, pittsburgh, pennsylvania lawton, oklahoma
wichita, kansas stillwater, oklahoma belleville, illinois evansville #4, evansville, indiana
phoenix, arizona baden, pennsylvania 201 s missouri, clearwater, florida springfield-east, springfield, illinois
north high, columbus, ohio addison, illinois 2514 w hillsborough ave, tampa, florida colorado springs, colorado
east wichita, wichita, kansas enid, oklahoma seneca, wichita, kansas springfield, north, springfield, illinois
harvard, tulsa, oklahoma rockford, illinois kewanee, illinois **kewanee was sandy's #100 and opened on 8/9/1965. 2002 rockingham road, davenport, iowa
mansfield, ohio evansville #1,

evansville, indiana

elmhurst, illinois decatur-north, decatur, illinois
junction city, kansas east alton, illinois marion, iowaspecial thanks to Ron Burris

mattoon, illinois

college, tulsa, oklahoma springfield-west, springfield, illinois wichita, kansas oklahoma city, oklahoma
15th street and harrison, davenport, iowa

opened around 6/3/1962

cedar rapids-east, cedar rapids, iowa 405 - 5th Ave., sterling, illinois opened on january 19th, 1967 manford, tulsa, oklahoma
shawnee, oklahoma pennsylvania #2, corapolis, pennsylvania east-tuson, tuson, arizona linden ave, dayton, ohio
elyria, ohio smyrna, georgia waco, texas winona, minnesota
marshall road, kettering, ohio decatur-west, decatur, illinois superior, wisconsin peoria-downtown,

peoria, illinois

la crosse, wisconsin westown, dayton, ohio washburn, topeka, kansas park avenue, tucson, arizona
summer, memphis, tennessee east kellogg, wichita, kansas fairlawn, topeka, kansas racine, wisconsin
s. tucson, arizona topeka, kansas rock island, illinois

opened on june 28th, 1967

douglas-downtown, wichita, kansas
mesa, arizona 1578 parsons, columbus, ohio 2101 camanche, clinton, iowa, opened July 13th, 1967. springfield-south, springfield, illinois
toledo, ohio osh kosh, wisconsin quincy-north, quincy, illinois springfield-downtown, springfield, illinois
newark, ohio

(this location is in heath, ohio)

pittsburgh #3, pittsburgh, pennsylvania sault ste. marie, ontario, canada ft. madison, iowa
denton, texas

special thanks to Derek 'Deke' Wakefield

rhomberg, dubuque, iowa norman, oklahoma cedar rapids-west, cedar rapids, iowa

This list appears to be from the 1968 national convention. The convention was held on 3/5/68. The list appears to be in order of opening so cedar rapids-west must have been opened by this date (3/5/68). This is a good reference point when searching microfilm for grand opening articles and advertisements.

The following list includes stores open since 1/1/72. So there is a three year gap in-between the above table and this one. Obviously, more stores were created during this time period and perhaps some closed as well. In any case, Sandy's had 240 stores at the time of the merger with Hardees. It would be interesting to know which cities this included. Some cities had multiple Sandy's. As you can see, Dayton, Ohio appears to have had at least 14 Sandy's which is amazing.

The third column "Stores to Start Construction" are most likely stores which were on the books as Sandy's but opened as Hardees due to the buyout of the Company in 1972. Grinnell, Iowa is in existence as of September 2004 as Hardees. It opened as Hardees and is on the highway just off the main Square of the City. Atlantic, Iowa opened as a Hardees as well, however, as of September 2004, the location exists as a Burger King and is on the main highway entering into the city.

Stores Opened since 1/1/72 Stores Under Construction Now Stores To Start Construction
antigo, wisconsin platteville, wisconsin fairmont, minnesota
dayton, ohio #10 tucson, arizona (grant road) rolla, missouri
bettendorf, iowa*** dayton, ohio #14 phoenix, arizona #5
maquoketa, iowa kirksville, missouri paris, illinois
dayton, ohio #13 tucson, aruzona (east side) herrin, illinois***
geneseo, illinois faribault, minnesota ft smith, arkansas***
dayton, ohio #12 creve coeur, illinois carroll, iowa***
norman, oklahoma*** cloquet, minnesota storm lake, iowa***
tucson, arizona virginia, minnesota champaign, illinois
fulton, missouri st. peter, minnesota spencer, iowa***
elyria, ohio

(most likely elyria #3)

knoxville, iowa
newton, kansas hutchinson, kansas #2
jefferson, wisconsin stillwater, oklahoma #2
topeka, kansas coffeyville, kansas
cincinatti mall mexico, missouri
atlantic, iowa***
urbana, illinois
marshall, missouri***
sedalia, missouri***
moberly, missouri***
west frankfort, illinois***
benton, illinois***
marion, illinois***
belvidere, illinois
prairie du chen, wisconsin
taylorville, illinois
mendota, illinois
rochester, minnesota
grinell, iowa
duquoin, illinois***
clinton, illinois
salem, illinois***
rock island, illinois
*** denotes company stores
Sandy's fan and Hardees employee Mr. Rex Epperheimer has provided for this site and incredible snapshot of the last moments of Sandy's! Some of the very last Sandy's on the books in 1973 actually became Sandy's for just weeks before flipping to Hardees. Absolutely incredible information here, a look at the end of one of the greatest restaurants of all time!

First of all, let me say that you have an outstanding site! For years I looked for information on Sandy's but was unable to find any. I don't know a whole lot about Sandy's, but I do have some information to share. I believe that the Herrin IL location did open as a Sandy's on Feb. 13, 1973, but was quickly converted to a Hardee's. I knew a woman that was on the original opening crew. It is still in operation as of today as a Hardee's. The West Frankfort store opened next in March, the Harrisburg opened in April of the same year. I am not sure if they opened as Sandy's or Hardee's. They are all still in operation as is Benton. The original Salem building is still standing. I believe it's a drugstore now. The original DuQuoin location is still standing and is a pool supply store. The Mt. Vernon, Marion and Murphysboro locations have all been torn down. I spent almost 24 years working for Hardee's, starting my career in the Herrin location in 1981. I worked in or knew someone who worked in all of these locations at one time or another. Thanks for the great web sight. Rex Epperheimer

Other known Sandy's locations
keokuk, iowa burlington, iowa muscatine, iowa
streator, illinois 1276 w. 5th ave., columbus, ohio" ottawa, illinois
mount pleasant,




freeport, illinois
austin, minnesota dixon, illinois centralia, illinois
charleston, illinois iowa city, iowa

opened July 15th, 1969 special thanks to Lee Staak, franchisee owner of iowa city sandy's!

santa rosa, california
normal, illinois, 205 s. main street (bloomington, il. and normal, il. are twin cities. normal opened in 1971. normal switched to hardees in 1974 while bloomington remained sandy's thru 1977!) 3000 n pace blvd., pensacola, florida 1420 poplar level road, louisville, kentucky
225 s. cobb drive, smyrna, georgia Lee Watson writes: There were at least two Sandy's in Fort Smith, Arkansas, with one at 2720 Rogers Avenue and the other at 4123 Grand Avenue. Both are now Hardee's. (this is interesting since there is one Sandy's listed as being in existence before 1968 and one to begin construction in 1972. Could this be a Sandy's which was built between 1969 and 1971 and a third Sandy's was on its way being built in 1972?! Another possibility is that this Sandy's was built in 1972 and became a Sandy's during the time of Sandy's switching to Hardees and then became Hardees after opening as Sandy's! Lee Watson also wrote that Sandy's was at North Saint & Garland in Fayetteville, Arkansas and that...The building has been painted white, but is otherwise largely unchanged! Fayetteville, Arkansas

Special thanks to Sandy's Super-fan Chris Bryant Gerdes, who provided this special letter announcing the nineteen of the twenty (California was the other) states in which Sandy's was located. Sandy's also had a location in Canada and were beginning to expand into Europe as well!

Sandy's was not only the choice of the United States but also the choice of Europe as well! The franchisee for many Peoria, Illinois and other locations opened Sandy's locations in Belgium which served liquor on their menu!