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Sambo's restaurants
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Although the chain's name was a combination of the founders' names,
it seemed to be associated with The Story of Little Black Sambo,
and for several years, the chain's decorations actually exploited that.
The chain was founded in 1957; a lone restaurant remains, in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Posted by LoyalTubist at 7:33 pm (PDT) on Sat July 30, 2016   
The only problem with that Sambo's in Santa Barbara... They don't serve dinner. The shop is closed at 3 PM.
Posted by GlenEllyn at 8:59 pm (PDT) on Tue September 18, 2012   
Gosh, I remember Sambo's. I had to look it up in Wikipedia and I see that some of the locations were sold to Denny's - which would explain the similarity of the two companies' signs. No wonder Denny's always made me think of...what was it?....oh yes! Sambo's!
Posted by Duff at 3:24 am (PDT) on Tue September 18, 2012   
There was a Sambo's in Santa Clara, CA when I moved there in 1975. If I recall correctly, it was on the south side of El Camino Real just west of Lawrence Expressway (or was it just west of Kiely Blvd?). I thought their pancakes were pretty good.

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