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Roadside Characters Midwest


Home Run Subs (formerly Tubby's)
Detroit, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Here's the familiar Tubby's sandwich guy in downtown Detroit. Now that Tubby's closed, Home Run Subs has taken its place. 11-09



Lee's Chicken
Plymouth, MI
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Plymouth, MI is home to a little chicken joint named Lee's Chicken which had a very jolly Santa with a beak walking back and forth in front of the building (Yes, he would wave his arms and cluck). in this case, this is a very much alive "roadside character".

According to the Lee's Chicken website, the Lee's franchise here in Plymouth is one of the oldest franchise locations in existence and is a carry-out only facility. 02-10



A&W Root Beer
Union City, OH
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

The A&W mascot is at the A&W Drive-In in Union City, OH. It is closed for the season, but also has a for sale by owner sign, so hopefully it reopened this Spring. 06-11










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