Last Update: January 5, 2013

Welcome!

Welcome to the "unofficial" Sandy's website. This site is a composite of many years worth of Sandy's stories and pictures, and most this information was compiled by historian Rich Birley. Without Rich's dedication and hours of work on his old Captain Ernie's Showboat site, the Sandy's story would still be just a faint memory. Until such a time that Rich is able to get his site back up and running, we aim to showcase his work here on Out-2-Eat.com. I hope this work does you proud, Rich. Thanks for all you have done thus far, my friend!

So we hope that you enjoy your stay. With your help, the goal is to add as much information as possible about Sandy's Hamburgers, so much so that your mouth will water as you peruse all of the "tasty" nuggets of information that you and others have contributed. Please send any information you might have -- whether pictures, articles, stories -- to us HERE and we will see that you get the appropriate credit. Thanks so much for your help!

Troy Smith

Webmaster

Out-2-Eat.com

This is the list of known Sandy's drive-in locations. Some locations may have been in existence for a short period of time and perhaps are missing from the list. The majority were taken off the corporate list from 1968 and the 1973 merger with Hardees list provided by Lee Staak, owner of Iowa City Sandy's. Click on each state for names and addresses. 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! Click on a state to find the Sandy's nearest to you!

Click here to see the 1968 list which appears to be in order of opening. Click here to see the alphabetized by state list from 1973!

If you have memories, pictures to share of Sandy's or possible missing locations, please email us!
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
BELGIUM
CALIFORNIA
CANADA
COLORADO
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
PENNSYLVANIA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
WISCONSIN
Sandy's cities with active links! Click on a picture to go to your favorite Sandy's!
iowa city, iowa

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

marion, iowa

special thanks to Ron Burris, Sandy's Supervisor

st. cloud,

minnesota

special thanks to Gary Olson,

Sandy's Minneapolis

425 - 55th street, moline, illinois opened july 2nd, 1959

special thanks to Ted Vlahos, the first Sandy's franchisee

fort dodge, iowa

special thanks to Sandy's super-fan Chris Bryant Gerdes

3414 sullivant ave, columbus, ohio

special thanks to www.columbustour.com

columbia, missouri

special thanks to Sandy's Supervisor

Roger Fries

hays,

kansas

special thanks to Dick Owens, Terry (Owens) Vogt and Carol (Owens) Speer, Sandy's crew along with their father, Lloyd Owens, Manager of Davenport, Iowa, Peoria, Illinois and Hays, Kansas

special thanks to Sandy's manager Steve Bloecher

mattoon, illinois

highland, memphis, tennessee

special thanks to Sandy's fans Larry Agee and Robby Delius!

colorado springs, colorado seneca, wichita, kansas

special thanks to Sandy's fan Chuck Kerls

kewanee, illinois **kewanee was sandy's #100 and opened on 8/9/1965. 2002 rockingham road, davenport, iowa 15th street and harrison, davenport, iowa 405 - 5th Ave., sterling, illinois opened on january 19th, 1967
1405 salem hills, st. louis, missouri

special thanks to Sandy's fan Jim Keith

summer, memphis, tennessee rock island, illinois 2101 camanche, clinton, iowa, opened July 13th, 1967.
bettendorf, iowa*** maquoketa, iowaspecial thanks to Mr. Jim Kelley geneseo, illinois muscatine, iowa
quincy-east, quincy, illinois opened april 1959 sheridan road, peoria, illinois opened August 8th, 1958

Special thanks to Larry Ware

salina, kansas

special thanks to Sandy's bum Collin Francis and Sandy's superfan Terry!

charleston, illinois

opened 10/9/68

santa rosa, california

special thanks to Sandy's Supervisor Ron Burris

belleville,

illinois

hannibal, missouri linden ave, dayton, ohio

special thanks to Nick Weizman

downtown peoria, illinois sandy's belgium largo, florida

Special thanks to Rob Delius!

sault ste. marie, ontario, canada

special thanks to Larry Cayen

fayetteville, arkansas

special thanks to Lee Watson

fort madison, iowa hillside, illinois university, dubuque, iowa

special thanks to University Franchisee owner John Bonnette, Sandy's fan Phil from Dubuque and also Phyllis Bowers

evansville, indiana heath, ohio (newark)

special thanks to Priscilla Howell

ames,

iowa

burlington,

iowa

Special thanks to Mike Reeder!

mount pleasant,

iowa

ft. smith, arkansas marquette, michigan

special thanks to Gary Sundblad for the rare vintage radio ad!

atlanta, georgia

Special thanks to Rob Delius!

special thanks to Sandy's fan Dan Rieskamp

glenway, cincinnati, ohio

2120 west 9th street, lawrence, kansasSpecial Thanks to Chuck Kerls! 5651 N. Dixie, Dayton, Ohio

special thanks to Sandy's fan Paul Cassidy

5002 N. Peoria, Tulsa, Oklahoma

special thanks to Sandy's fan Wanda Baker

5324 17th StreetTopeka, Kansas Special thanks to Chuck Kerls AGAIN! This is his second original Sandy's building found! Visit the Wichita, Kansas page for the other! Mishawaka, Indiana,

Special thanks to Ross Trimboli and Annette Brown

McClure, Peoria, Illinois

Special thanks to Larry Ware

401 S. Western, Peoria, Illinois

Special thanks to Ron Rose

Fulton, Missouri

Special thanks to Jerry LeSeure!

Denton, Texas

Special thanks to Derek 'Deke' Wakefield!

Pekin, Illinois

Special thanks to Joanne Heilman!

St. Paul, Minnesota

Special thanks to Paul R.!

Addison, Illinois

Special thanks to John Schulkins!

Decatur (North) Sandy's

Special thanks to John Wilson!

Decatur (East) Sandy's

Special thanks to Harold Dean!

Louisville, Kentucky

Special thanks to Rob Delius!

7628 Penn, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Special thanks to Robby Delius!

2424 w. 6th street, topeka, kansas

Special thanks to Sandy's fan Mark!

5207 East Kellogg, Wichita, Kansas, Special thanks to Sandra Good! Elyria, Ohio Sandy's locations.

Special thanks to Rich Kummerlowe!

617 Division St., Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Special thanks to Rich Kummerlowe!

W. Main Court St., Marion, Illinois

Special thanks to Ronnie Mapps!

Great Falls, Montana

Special thanks to Great Falls Tribune feature writer Rich Ecke and David from the Greaterfalls page at Flickr.com!

201 Woodman Drive, Dayton, Ohio

Special thanks to Robby Delius!

Sandy's (East) Springfield, Illinois located at 18th & South Grand. Special thanks to Ken Torricelli! Sandy's Pensacola, Florida - two locations - 740 navy blvd. and 3000 pace blvd. Special thanks to Buddy Macon and to J. Shaw! Sandy's Stillwater, Oklahoma. Special thanks to MaryEllen Graham! Sandy's St. Petersburg, Florida. Special thanks to Robby Delius!
1909 E. Pawnee, Wichita, Kansas. Special thanks to Joanie Wilhelm! N. University, Peoria, Illinois, Special thanks to Justin! 946 W. Washington Street, Pittsfield, Illinois, Special thanks to Lisa! 3312 Glendale, Toledo, Ohio, Special thanks to Sandy's alumni Chris Dunham!
842 W. Morton, Jacksonville, Illinois Special thanks to Joan Astrosky! 4601 E. 13th St., Wichita, Kansas Special thanks to Kevin! 3218 E. McDowell, Phoenix, Arizona 406 - 3rd Ave. E., Alexandria, Minnesota
1240 E. Empire, Bloomington, Illinois, Special thanks to Mark Fagerburg 7-12th St. S.E., Rochester, Minnesota, Special thanks to Alan Seaver! Annie Gliddon Road and Hilcrest Avenue, Dekalb, Illinois, Special thanks to Ed Rubeck! 409 Algoma Street, Osh Kosh, Wisconsin. Special thanks to Rich Kummerlowe!
1300 W. Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, Special thanks to seller ewehaven on Ebay! 1205 Merrill Avenue, Wausau, Wisconsin, Special thanks to Sharyn Heili, Reference Librarian at the Marathon County Public Library! Northern Lights Shopping Center - Columbus, Ohio. Special thanks to Sandy's hero Jackie Johnson! 2420 E. Douglas, Wichita, KansasSpecial thanks to Ron McEwen!
Murraysville, Pennsylvania, Special thanks to Joseph Sabol Muskogee, Oklahoma, Special thanks to Marty Randall 638 N. Main Street, Canton, Illinois Special thanks to Glen Woodcock 19 Belknap Ave, Superior, Wisconsin Special thanks to Jan
Elmhurst, Illinois, Special thanks to Bill Trudeau Mansfield, Ohio, Special thanks to Margie Fairchild Sandy's Parsons Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Special thanks to Ron Cossin Creve Couer, Illinois, Special thanks to Alan Morton
Waco, Texas

Special thanks to Rich Duwe

Plano, Texas

Special thanks to Rich Duwe

6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona

Special thanks to Robby Delius!

Far Hills, Dayton, Ohio

Special thanks to Robyn Trimble

Marshall, Dayton, Ohio

Special thanks to Steve Dale

456 W. 13th St., Wichita, Kansas

Special thanks to Nola Walker Martin

Junction City, Kansas

Special thanks to Judy!

Kansas City, Kansas

Special thanks to Brett Lovett

Lawton, Oklahoma

Special thanks to Adam Seward!

Kankakee, Illinois

Special thanks to Tony Cadle

Brainerd, Wisconsin

Special thanks to Jason Maki!

2470 North Campbell, Tucson, Arizona

Special thanks to Randall Percival

Decatur-West, Illinois

Special thanks to Bob Rother!

Shawnee, Oklahoma

Special thanks to Henry L. Dolive!

East Alton, Illinois

Special thanks to Phil from Dubuque and Troy Smith!

Herrin, Illinois

Special thanks to Phil from Dubuque!

Peru, Illinois

Special thanks to Dan Pambianco!

Garland, Texas

Special thanks to Jim Koch!

Dayton, Ohio #14 and #15

Special thanks to Christopher Smith!

Faribault, Minnesota

Special thanks to Rick Hallanger!

Sandy's 456 2. 13th Street, Wichita, Kansas

Special thanks to Warren Johnston!

Lodi, California, Special thanks to Jeff Hanning

Sandy's 5009 South 3rd. Street, Louisville, Kentucky

Special thanks to Darlene Hardy Mercer!

315 East John, Champaign, Illinois

Special thanks to Troy Smith!

5613 Old Troy Pike,

Dayton, Ohio

5841 Springboro,

Dayton, Ohio

1615 s. alvernon, tucson, arizona dixon #2 206 W. Everett, Dixon, Illinois
205 S. Main Street

Normal, Illinois

Special thanks to Troy Smith!

800 St. Louis Rd

Collinsville, Illinois

Special thanks to Troy Smith!

1518 NW 23rd Street

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Special thanks to Will Brassfield!

1321 N. Summit

Ark City, Kansas

Special thanks to Ronda Bodkins!

750 W. Broadway,

Centralia, Illinois

Special thanks to Troy Smith!

1918 Broadway

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Special thanks to Troy Smith!

613 S. Washington Ave.,

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Special thanks to Ken Eisbrener!

205 S. Cobb

Smyrna, Georgia

Special thanks to Keith Dunn

4315 Grand

Duluth, Minnesota

Special thanks to Brian Carlson

Lorain, Ohio

Special thanks to William Damm

Manhattan, Kansas

Special thanks to Troy Smith

Mexico, Missouri

Special thanks to Troy Smith

902 South Center,

Marshalltown, Iowa

Special thanks to John Lukehart

1478 Beers School Road,

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Special thanks to Robby Delius

1200 Waldron Rd., Ft. Smith, Arkansas

Special thanks to Janet Fuller