VISIT TO SHAKEY'S PIZZA IN LA 2007
I was visiting Los Angeles for the LA Film Festival in June 2007 and was very surprised to see a Shakey's Pizza restaurant as I drove down the road.
I literally swerved off the road so I could take some photos.
Having lived on the East Coast all my life, the last Shakey's I saw was sometime in the late '70s!
I've been a collector of vintage Shakey's Pizza paraphernalia for a year or two [see my collection here], and it
just blew my mind to be driving down the road and - hey! it's a vintage Shakeys! I could tell from the road-side sign that this was definitely a restaurant that dated
back to the early days when they were still on the East Coast. Just look at the photos. It was like traveling through a time machine.
I remember doing some web searches years ago and seeing that they still had a presence
outside the US, but I didn't see anything saying they were still on the West Coast. Somehow I just didn't know. The menu lists www.shakeys.com, and I'll be darned if they don't have a website. How'd I miss THAT? :-)
I of course took a bunch of photos while I was there, and grabbed a menu to scan.
It shows locations in
Alhambra, Burbank, Carson, Covina, Culver City, Glendale, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Ingelwood, Los Angeles (where I stopped), North Hollywood, Pico Rivera, and San Gabriel.
Photos of the restaurant:
The original exposed wood on the walls and ceiling beams of the interior had been painted over, I guess to modernize the look of the restaurant,
but you could tell that this was truly an "old school" Shakey's from the looks of the inside. Compare these photos to the vintage Shakey's photos I have.