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Friday, March 16, 2012

Blue Circle Hamburgers - Knoxville, TN

Blue Circle Hamburgers - Knoxville, TN

I assumed this is Blue Circle Hamburgers, which used to be a chain in east TN, but all but one of them are now gone. In downtown Knoxville, this entire side of the block was under construction on the day this photo was taken in late 2010, but the sign for a vacant business remained.

A little insight was provided in the comments by a couple of Knoxvillians:

"Johnny's Diner on Wall Ave. If I remember correctly Johnny cooked here for Blue Circle for years and then bought this place from the company. I ate many breakfasts here thirty years ago."

"Here is a little company history.
www.restaurantwarecollectors.com/forums/showt hread.php?t=...
This one was independent when I was a regular there in the early 80's. It was the kind of place where Johnny would see you coming up the sidewalk and have your eggs on the grill and the waitress would have your mug of coffee at your space at the counter before you got in the door."

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