Sandy's had three known locations in Phoenix Arizona. The first location was #19 which most likely opened in 1961. This Sandy's was located at 3218 E. McDowell. The McDowell location is a Whataburger restaurant as of 2003. This image was found on the Around Arizona website. It is unknown at this point as to if the original Sandy's location was torn down or if the original Sandy's beams still exist inside!
10/13/2008 ... I have a small amount of info on the Phoenix area Sandy's restaurants. My grandfather, Irvin Smith, along with my grandmother and mom moved from Illinois to Phoenix in the Late 50's or early 60's in order to start the Sandy's Drive-In in Phoenix. He eventually had 5 in the area; 3 in Phoenix, Casa Grande and Prescott). He was backed by Brick Lundberg. We don't know if there are any pictures of the old stores but there may be. I also have his Sandy's Zippo still new in the box. I will email any pictures if we come across them
If you have any memorabilia, pictures or stories of Sandy's in Phoenix, Arizona or elsewhere, please email me!